Virtual Clan Gathering

Strathnaver Museum

Strathnaver Museum

Getting Clan members together is extremely difficult, generations have scattered to every corner of the world. A small remote museum in the Highlands is planning an inventive way to get the member’s of the MacKay Clan together, it has organised a virtual clan gathering.

The museum has invited members of Clan MacKay to send in photos of themselves. The photos will form exhibition called ‘Clan Mackay Goes Global’ which will be exhibited at the museum on the 2nd of May. This exhibition will also be available online.

As well as being quite interesting to see how far afield the Clan has spread there is also a poignant message behind this exhibition. Strathnaver was an area affected by the Highland Clearances in the 18th Century. This exhibition shows the joining of the clan after this dispersion at the place where the Clearances happened.

We will keep you updated with how this event goes, I imaging it will inspire some other clans to do something similar.

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I run with Rodger Moffet. Live in Edinburgh and love travelling around Scotland gathering stories.

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11 thoughts on “Virtual Clan Gathering

  1. Charles Armstrong

    Absoluterly excellent idea Clan Mackay !!
    If any of the Clan Armstrong Chieftans read this, suggest we do something similar.

  2. Tom Scott

    The Ohio,Florida, Georgia, North&South Carolina Scott, family of John Scott of Glasgow are planning on being at the gathering in 2014 and would like to see all other Scott’s follow the idea of the MacKay Clan and gather information on all SCOTTs prior to 2014.

  3. Jean McKay

    Wished I had seen this before. I’ll have to see if this is going to be done again. There’s a few of us here in Canada!

  4. Mabel Kathleen Mckay

    Our branch of Mckay’s/Mackay’s are in New Zealand and we are actually interested at this point and time in finding the geneology of our ancestor,our great,great grandfather who we know only as Johnson Mackay/Mckay but we have a strange feeling that, that name may be iincorrect and we feel it may actually be John which is also our Great Grandfathers name…… The only name known to us for his wife is: Miss Horton of Renfrew or Renfrewshire….

  5. Beverly Francis

    We just had a clan reunion and would love to send a photo of the group if they are still being collected

    Are you?

  6. Ryan MacKey

    Outstanding Idea and a way to all be represented by the Name, it would also be nice to have a way to stay in communication with other members of the clan and trade ideas, facts, photos, etc.

  7. Lisa MacKay Longpre

    I am Lisa MacKay Longpre, daughter of William Murdoch, son of Keith Roderick. Keith born in Canada and emigrated to Minnesota.


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