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Homecoming events for July

Wednesday 8th Blair Castle: Stewart Blair Castle brings together two of Scotland's great families Đ the Murrays and the Stewarts. Meet one of the Murray clan who will relate how these families came together. Performances are at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. HHA: www.blair-castle.co.uk/thecastle/highlights.asp

Saturday 11th Edinburgh Castle: Campbell Meet Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll and find out why he is imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle awaiting execution. Performances are at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. HS: for details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Sunday 12th Edinburgh Castle: Campbell Meet Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll and find out why he is imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle awaiting execution. Performances are at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. HS: for details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Monday 13th Glencoe: Campbell Private George Campbell was a member of the 2nd company of Colonel HillŐs Regiment. In 1692 they were billeted amongst the MacIans of Glencoe part of the Macodonald Clan. Hear his story and that of his comrades. Contact site for times. NTS: for details visit www.nts.org.uk

Wednesday 15th Inveraray Castle: Campbell Campbell vs. Campbell. The Jacobite cause divided families as well as neighbours. Find out about one such encounter when Jacobite Campbells met a force of Hanoverian Campbells in 1715. HHA: for details visit www.inveraray-castle.com/Pages/content.asp . Friday 17th Aberdour Castle: Douglas Meet James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, better known as Regent Morton at his home in Aberdour Castle. Find out how he was involved in the murders of David Riccio and Lord Darnley and decide if you think he is loyal to Mary, Queen of Scots. Performances throughout the day HS: for details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk Threave Castle: Douglas Join us in this most evocative of castles to hear the story of the Black Douglas family. Performances are at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. HS: for details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk Saturday 18th Stirling Castle: Stewart The Royal Stewart family considered Stirling Castle a home for hundreds of years and created much of the castle as you see it today. Hear from one of their close courtiers about life at a high point in Scotland's past. Performances are at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. HS: for details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.u k Sunday 19th Stirling Castle: Stewart The Royal Stewart family considered Stirling Castle a home for hundreds of years and created much of the Castle as you see it today. Hear from one of their close courtiers about life at a high point in Scotland's past. Performances are at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. HS: for details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk Haddo House: Gordon Meet the Gordon family. Discover more about the origins of the name and what the Gordon clan have been getting up to from the early medieval period. Get a close look and what your Gordon ancestors would have been wearing and their weapons of choice in defending their land. Performances are at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. NTS: for details visit www.nts.org.uk Monday 20th Glencoe: MacDonald The fate of the Macdonalds in Glencoe is infamous in Scottish history, find out more about what took place here in 1692 and its effect on the Macdonald clan. Contact site for times. NTS: for details visit www.nts.org.uk Wednesday 22nd Scone Palace: Stewart Join us at the crowning place of the Kings of Scotland. Hear the very different stories of Robert Stewart and Charles Stuart who were both crowned here, James Stewart who gave the Palace to the Murray family and another Charles Stuart who divided Scotland but won the loyalty of those who lived in this remarkable building. Performances are at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. HHA: for details visit www.scone-palace.co.uk Urquhart Castle: Gordon Meet the Gordon family. Discover more about the origins of the name and what the Gordon clan have been getting up to from the early medieval period. Get a close look and what your Gordon ancestors would have been wearing and their weapons of choice in defending their land. Performances are at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. HS: for details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk Saturday 25th Glamis Castle: Stewart A fine hunting 1538-60. A member of the hunting party at Glamis will let you in on some of the secrets of the Royal Stewarts who visited here. 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm. HHA: for details visit www.glamis-castle.co.uk Glencoe: Campbell Private George Campbell was a member of the 2nd company of Colonel HillŐs Regiment. In 1692 they were billeted amongst the MacIans of Glencoe part of the Macodonald Clan. Hear his story and that of his comrades. Contact site for times. NTS: for details visit www.nts.org.uk Bannockburn Bruce: Discover more about a battle which shaped Scottish history. Contact site for times. NTS: for details visit www.nts.org.uk Saturday and Sunday 25 & 26 Holyrood Park: The Gathering The organisers are planning one of the largest clan gatherings in history. Holyrood Park, which is cared for by Historic Scotland, will be the venue for a magnificent Highland Games over the two days, then on the Saturday evening Clan members will parade up the historic Royal Mile and take their seats on the castle esplanade for a spectacular Clan Pageant. Further details - The Gathering Sunday 26th Brodick Castle: Hamilton Lady Anne, Duchess Hamilton spent many years of her childhood at Brodick Castle. Join her as she reflects on her life and that of her part of the Hamilton family. Contact site for times. NTS: for details visit www.nts.org.uk Monday 27th Brodick Castle: Hamilton Lady Anne, Duchess Hamilton spent many years of her childhood at Brodick Castle. Join her as she reflects on her life and that of her part of the Hamilton family. Contact site for times. NTS: for details visit www.nts.org.uk Tuesday 28th Culloden: Campbell A look at the role of Duncan Campbell of the Argyll Militia in the events of 1746 and how the Campbell family were affected. Contact site for times. NTS: for details visit www.nts.org.uk Wednesday 29th Culloden: Macdonald The Macdonalds reputedly played a critical role in the failure of the Jacobite forces at the Battle of Culloden. Get the real story and find out about the fate of the clan members on that day. Contact site for times. NTS: for details visit www.nts.org.uk Homecoming area of our website at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/events/homecoming.htm. Historic Scotland has 345 historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart Castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae. For further details visit: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/properties Historic ScotlandŐs Mission is to safeguard ScotlandŐs historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment. Eilean Donan Castle

 

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