Duncan A G Cameron's Blog (22)

Ben Nevis Distillery latest competition triumph

Congratulations to Colin Ross MD of Ben Nevis Distillery Ltd Fort William on the latest competition success in the 'Spirit Business' competition receiving two 'Masters Awards and two gold Awards for Ben Nevis whisky. Ben Nevis distillery Ltd are the proud sponsors of the Clan Cameron Association Scotland in its 125th year. We wish Colin an enjoyable time at the official presentation on 4th December 2014

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on August 20, 2014 at 16:24 — No Comments

Lucy's Wedding to Richard Maundrell

Lucy's marriage to Lt.Col. Richard Maundrell on June 1st - we had an amazing day:- sunny, no midges, great food and drink, a lovely marquee, lots of friends (including HRH Princess Royal and Sir Jackie Stewart !) wonderful flowers and a beautiful bride ! All in all we couldn't have wished for more.

Best wishes

Lochiel

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on June 12, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Ben Nevis Distillery 2013 Whisky Challenge Award

Congratulaions to Colin Rodd MD of Ben Nevis Distillery for a second place in the over £80 category of the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge Summer 2013. Ben Nevis distillery are sponsors of the Clan Cameron Association Scotland (UK & Europe).

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on May 17, 2013 at 15:12 — No Comments

Lochiel's daughter Lucy announces engagement

Lochiel's daughter Lucy got engaged to be married last week. Her husband-to-be is Lt Col Richard Maundrell, Grenadier Guards. Lochiel and Cecil are absolutely delighted. He is a wonderful man and will, I am sure, be a perfect husband for Lucy. The wedding is going to take place at Achnacarry on June 1st 2013.

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on December 7, 2012 at 16:07 — No Comments

Lochiel's Birthday 2nd August 2012

The members of Clan Cameron Association Scotland join with Camerons around the world to wish Lochiel a very happy birthday on 2nd August 2012.

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on August 2, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Achnacarry Holiday Apartments

 Holiday apartments in the Old Steading at Achnacarry are now available. Online payments should be available within a few days.


(www.achnacarry.com)  they also have a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/achnacarry

 

 

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on June 17, 2012 at 15:18 — No Comments

Ben Nevis Distillery Competition Success in USA

Ben Nevis Distillery has come away with two medals in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

The distillery gained a bronze medal for the McDonald's Tradtional a 46% peated malt and a gold medal for the Mc Donalds Glencoe an 8 year old blended malt at 58%.

 

Ben Nevis Distillery is a proud sponsor of  the Clan Cameron Association Scotland 2012/2013.

 

Congratulations to Colin Ross the MD and his staff on this achievement.

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on June 17, 2012 at 15:07 — No Comments

Tristan Sanders First Lighter Final Report

With Tristan in Scotland

 

A final report from First Lighter Tristan Sanders

 

As you all have read in my last letter the last weekend I was in Lochaber we had a wonderful farewell dinner. I said my goodbyes to all the friends and family I had made in my time over there that had made my stay so welcoming as though I was home away from home.

 

From there I had a long trip home catching a train from Fort William to Glasgow where I then had to spend the…

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Added by Duncan A G Cameron on December 6, 2011 at 16:07 — No Comments

Achnacarry Court Yard Flats

 

You will be glad to know that the Courtyard flats that were burnt in May last year are now refurbished and ready to be occupied

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on July 25, 2011 at 16:13 — No Comments

Achnacarry Sporting and Country Pursuits

Alec Macdonald, who has ben the resident deerstalker at Achnacarry for over 30 years, has teemed up with Simon Laird a stalking tenant on the estate, to set up a business called Achnacarry Sporting & Country Pursuits. Its aim is to take wildlife tours, fishing tours and sporting ventures around Lochiel Estate as well as let deerstalking and shooting parties. the Lochiel family are not financially involved in the projector nor do any management, but Donald Andrew Cameron is chairman of…

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Added by Duncan A G Cameron on July 1, 2011 at 14:23 — No Comments

Ben Nevis Distillery Ltd Continued Sponsorship

I am pleased to tell the members of the Clan Cameron Association Scotland and worldwide that Colin Ross the MD of Ben Nevis Distillery Ltd, has agreed to continue the sponorship of CCAS for 2011/12. Naturally we are delighted to receive the support and be associatd with the company.

 

Congratulations go to to Ben Nevis Distillery for another prize in the Scottish Field whisky challenge, this time for the under £35 category, a second place with Ben Nevis Traditional Maly Whisky.…

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Added by Duncan A G Cameron on July 1, 2011 at 13:54 — No Comments

Lochiel's new Grand Son Alexander Donald

 Lochiel's daughter Catherine Trotter, gave birth to a 7 pound 9 ounce baby boy (Alexander Donald) on March 7th and mother and baby doing well - A brother for Alice and very happy news.

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on March 11, 2011 at 13:23 — 1 Comment

Clan Cameron BBC 1 16 February 2011

Clan Cameron is explored in the Paul Merton series Scotland's Clans BBC 1 16 February 2011

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on February 12, 2011 at 15:16 — No Comments

Tristan Sanders Third Report on his first Light Exchange

With Tristan in Scotland

A third.-report from First Lighter Tristan Sanders

TOS Story (part 3)

It was a cold, dark and "dreic'h" (dismal, overcast, rainy) morning in sun baked Lochaber the temperature dropping to a mere -16°C overnight - who's idea was it to head off to work in shorts and sandles? Only a tourist could think that was a

good idea, but thankfully Tracy put me right and gave me Astie's thermals and suggested a pair of jeans might be better than…

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Added by Duncan A G Cameron on February 9, 2011 at 11:53 — 1 Comment

Tristan Sanders Second Report on his First Light Exchange

With Tristan in Scotland



A second report from First Lighter Tristan Sanders



TOS Story (part 2)



Apparently it's not the done thing to wear shorts, singlet and a Swandri when you go stalking in Scotland.... I had been asked if I would like to go stalking with Paulo at the beginning of October. I'd previously worked for Paulo mustering and bringing in the silage, so based on that he called to check the arrangements for stalking the next day and that I had the…

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Added by Duncan A G Cameron on December 12, 2010 at 15:36 — No Comments

A first report from First Lighter Tristan Sanders

With Tristan in Scotland.

A first report from First Lighter Tristan Sanders

I left New Zealand with a farewell committee made up of my Family and Clan members. It was a long flight, a lot of sleeping and a few movies helped pass the time along with 1.5 hr break in Hong Kong and a further 3.5hrs in Heathrow. I finally arrived in Glasgow where I was met by previous First Lighter Robert Nairn.

We left…

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Added by Duncan A G Cameron on October 13, 2010 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Rebels with a Cause: The Jacobites and the global Imagination Exhibition

The Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745 are the inspiration behind a major exhibition at the Scottish Parliament displaying rarely seen and internationally significant treasures from the University of Aberdeen collections.

The exhibition runs from 27 October to 8 January 2011. It will travel to Aberdeen next year and will be the opening exhibition at the new £57m Library in September 2011.…

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Added by Duncan A G Cameron on October 13, 2010 at 14:02 — No Comments

Pathe Film Clip of Lochiel at the 1956 Clan Cameron Gathering

There is an interesting film clip available showing Lochiel and members of Clan Cameron at the 1956 Clan Gathering at Achnacarry. To view it go to http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=84

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on August 26, 2010 at 16:35 — 1 Comment

Melody and Derrick Cameron from Cape Breton

Melody and Derrick Cameron, from Cape Breton, are now in Scotland attending the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention. They were in Huntly . Aberdeenshire on the 14th July 2010. Try and catch them in a wonderful show.…

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Added by Duncan A G Cameron on July 15, 2010 at 13:22 — No Comments

Donald Andrew and Sarah have a baby boy

Donald Cameron of Lochiel Ygr and his wife Sarah had a baby son Donald Fergus Ralph Cameron on the evening of Saturday 3rd July 2010. The members of Clan Cameron Association Scotland (UK & Europe) send their congratulations.

Added by Duncan A G Cameron on July 5, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

Blog Posts

Lucy's Wedding to Richard Maundrell

Posted by Duncan A G Cameron on June 12, 2013 at 16:30

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Posted by Terrence J. Quandt on December 25, 2012 at 4:46

Lochiel's daughter Lucy announces engagement

Posted by Duncan A G Cameron on December 7, 2012 at 16:07

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Center for Scottish Studies Spring Colloquium

Taking place in Knox College on Saturday 5th April in Toronto.

The Scot in the Fur Trade

Another chapter from the book "The Scottish Tradition in Canada".

The Minister's Widow

Another story from The Book of Scottish Story.

Fencible Regiment Breadalbane

Added the Breadalbance Fencible Regiment from Sketches of The Character, Manners and Present State of the Highlanders of Scotland.

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