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Culloden Battle Anniversary Service 16th April 2011

10. April 2011

We are now approaching the 265th anniversary of the battle of Culloden and all the Clan Societies will be preparing this week to make the journey once again to stand on the Moor at Culloden where all their ancestors fell on that fateful day, and where the course of British, European and world history was [...]

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Passage to India for Ely !

6. April 2011

Wow not stopped to catch my breath need to re-engage with my Blog – It was great to meet up with our colleagues on our trip to India, Vasco De Gama  was as hot as ever and a big thanks to Martins  Corner – was amazed on how Majorda Beach was now populated by so many [...]

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Calling all Clan Donalds – Highlands & Islands

19. April 2010

The Clan Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands Comunn Chlann Dhòmhnaill na Gàidhealtachd ìs nan Eilean   Calling all MacDonalds and MacDonells and those of Clan Donald descent! Saturday, 1st May, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. The Clan Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands Inaugural Meeting at Killearnan Church Hall, Redcastle, Muir-of-Ord, IV6 7SG.  You [...]

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MacIains of Ardnamurchan

16. March 2010

MacIains of Ardnamurchan (Septs of MacDonalds Lord of The Isles) submitted by Jon Haylett For those of you who have an interest in the MacIans/MacIains of Ardnamurchan, there is a Diary kept about the small village of Kilchoan, in that part of Ardnamurchan which was the seat of the Clan. It includes, amongst other things, [...]

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Scottish Fiddle Orchestra; Outstanding Performance

7. March 2010

Bridgewater Hall Manchester was alive last night with the oustanding peformance of the  Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, supported by the Manchester F & R Service Pipe Band under Pipe Major Richard Brown.  Compere Jim McColl kept the atmosphere very Jovial with his Pawky wit and professional timing makes him the envy of many professional stand up comedians. [...]

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Captain BillMac: Jungle Buzz

26. December 2009

Captain BillMac: Jungle Buzz

  Report 25/12/2009 Destination Nigeria Voyage Complete!  After having problems with the satellite and not being able to send emails for over thirty six hours I can confirm we are now berthed and discharging; but slowly, the North Equatorial Current was very strong and did help us along and  on our way.       [...]

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Nigeria Bound: Dolphins Race Alongside

16. December 2009

Nigeria Bound: Dolphins Race Alongside

Noon Report: Wednesday 16th December 2009 – Destination Nigeria.  Today Noon Lat 18  10 N  Long 17  41 W. Average speed 12.56     Ar 0300 hrs, we will be passing Cape Verde. It is the most westerly point in Africa. The city which is the capital is called DAKAR,and the country is SENEGAL. This [...]

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Captain BillMac:Whale Spotting

13. December 2009

Captain BillMac:Whale Spotting

Noon Report Sunday 13th December 2009  Ship: M.T. Nord Farer –  Nigeria Bound   Noon Pos Lat 32  30 N Long 13  47 W Average Speed 11.96 Kts Rough following Sea. Heavy Westerly swell Temp 20C, We are about 250 miles North of Canary Islands. We will be at the Canaries at 0900 tomorrow!   [...]

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MacDonald Conquers The Oceans of the West:

9. December 2009

MacDonald Conquers The Oceans of the West:

  Captain MacDonald Nigeria Bound:  9th December 2009 Noon position: Lat 49 03 N Long 005 22 W Speed – 11.25 Kts Course – 207 Weather – Moderate head sea, Long heavy W’ly swell, Vsl rolling and pitching moderately ETA – Lagos -22.12.09 – 1800 Hrs Entering Bay of Biscay at 1400 Hrs Aflight of [...]

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News Release: Clan Donald Society Highlands & Islands

7. November 2009

News Release: Clan Donald Society Highlands & Islands

GROUP OF ENTHUSIASTS SEEKS TO ESTABLISH              CLAN DONALD SOCIETY IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS    Clan Donald, which in the days of its Lordship of the Isles held sway over huge tracts of the Highlands and Islands – from the Butt of Lewis to the Glens of Antrim – is today represented by its hereditary [...]

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