Friday 28th July the Clan Gathering moved from Edinburgh,
Scotland's Capital, to Caithness, our the Clan's main home in
Scotland. The road took us through some of Scotland's
most important historic sites. This page gives those who
attended the gathering a chance for background
"browsing" and allow those who could not attend a
chance to make the "virtual" journey.
Scotland. For detailed maps follow the links below or
Euan Sinclair's Clan Trust site
depart Edinburgh for Caithness.
of Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of
in Aviemore: No 1 restaurant or Cairngorm Hotel
at Dunrobin Castle, ancestral home of the Dukes of
into allocated hotel in Caithness for six nights
inclusive bed & breakfast at the Strathmore Lodge,
the Weigh Inn, the Station Hotel, the Park Hotel or
the Ulbster Arms Hotel.
to Perthshire Tourist Board - Activity Zone
Blair Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of
Atholl, Chief of the Clan Murray, although the present Duke
lives in South Africa and the castle is now in the hands of a
trust. Clan Murrays takes its name from Møre, in
Western Norway where the Sinclairs have their origins.
Towns - Blair Atholl Castle, Perthshire, Scotland
Site of the battle on 27th July 1689 where a Jacobite
Army lead by "Bonnie Dundee", a Scottish Knight
Templar, defeated General Mackay's Government Army.
Built to house Goverment soldiers when the Highlands
were largely Jacobite, the barracks saw some action in their
the Movie Location Guide - Chasing the Deer, Ruthven Barracks
Scotland's national outdoor pursuits and ski centre
Aviemore - Scotland's
Premier All Year Round Resort
Area - The Internet Guide to Scotland
Site of the battle of Culloden, the last battle on
the British mainland, on 16th April 1746. The battle
marked the turning point in the development of the United
Kingdom. Wolfe, the great British hero was ADC to
Cumberland, the Government Army's Commander and the
"victor" if such a term can be applied to the
result. When Wolfe saw the ferocity of the Highland
Charge he resolved to turn it to the Government's advantage.
Soon after he raised the great Highland Regiments who played
such a part in defending and expanding the Commonwealth.
No Regiment has Culloden as a Battle Honour.
It was not a Scots battle with the English. There were
Scots and Sinclairs on both sides.
National Trust for Scotland - Culloden
- The Internet Guide to Scotland
Seat of the Dukes of Sutherland
As we cross the
into Caithness, remember the Sinclair lore!
and Sutherland - The Internet Guide to Scotland
You will find much more in the Sinclair websites. See
page for links.