INTERNATIONAL CLAN MATHESON GATHERING - SCOTLAND 2014

 Proposed Outline Programme

Friday 18th July

PM    Assemble Dorney Hall, Wester Ross

Visit on foot Eilean Donan Castle.

Saturday 19th July

AM    Free 

PM    Attend the Lochcarron Highland Games in the grounds of Attadale House, near Strathcarron.

Sunday 20th July

AM   I hope we will be able to hold a Clan Church Service.  Sadly I have heard the Lochalsh Parish Church at Kirkton has been closed, but hope a special service can be arranged 

PM   For those who are fit, visit the site of the old Fort and then the site of the old gathering place at the Southern end of Loch Achaidh na h-Inich

Monday 21st July

AM   Move to Easter Ross 

PM   If there is sufficient interest, visit the site of the Battle of Glenshiel, 10 June 1719

Tuesday 22nd July

AM   Assemble Ardross Castle, Clan Council Meeting

PM   Parliament, followed by Evening Clan Dinner, Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

Wednesday 23rd July 

Disperse. 

Extras:   Anyone wishing to visit Skye by road before Friday18 July and or Stornoway by air after the Inverness dinner is asked to make his / her own arrangements.  If there is a big enough demand then something might be arranged.

Fergus Matheson


 

OTHER NEWS - CHANGES TO THE ONLINE STORE (APRIL 2014)

Following the sad loss of Alan Harpham, who will be sorely missed, we have had to make several changes to the way the online store has to be run and administered. We are regrettably no longer able to process online payments through Paypal, as we simply do not have the staff to continue providing this service. However you can still browse through the range of products we have on offer, the only difference being that you will have to contact us by email to place an order. More details can be found on the relevant product pages.

 


Introduction

Welcome to the Clan Matheson Society. Here you can catch up on all the latest news from the Chief, learn about the history of the Matheson Clan and delve into its genealogy. You can apply to join the Society, by either completing an online application form, or by posting a hard copy to the relevant address. Once your membership has been accepted you will be able to make contact with other people who share the same Highland heritage as yourself, attend both national and international events and gatherings, receive a copy of our Newsletter and be entitled access to our members only online PDF documents. Please take this opportunity to look around our website, and discover some of it's many features.


Our Objectives

There are branches of the Clan Matheson Society in many countries, linking Clan members through their own social events, newsletters and websites. In addition, the International Clan Society is dedicated to bringing together Mathesons from across the world and to discovering more about the Clan's origins. The Society's genealogy team is actively compiling full records of the various branches and surnames in the extended Clan family, and the Clan has its own DNA project which is using established scientific methods to trace the Clan back to its earliest roots.


From Strength To Strength

We know that the first Mathesons arrived in Scotland many hundreds of years ago. They established their stronghold in Lochalsh, Wester Ross at the head of Loch Achaidh na h-Inich, and soon became one of the strongest clans in the Scottish Highlands. The remains of the fort can still be seen. Today the Clan is spread all over the globe and includes people whose family name is Matheson, Mathieson, Mathison and various possible derivatives (see the "Join The Clan Society" page for details). Our international gatherings have helped bring together branch members from a number of different countries, which have proved to be very popular, and the number of members within the UK Branch, and those overseas are steadily growing, which is a testament to all the hard work put in.  Let's continue to build on our success.


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