Hosted by Clan Macrae Society of Scotland
- Edinburgh – May 8, 2019
- Dunblane & Sheriffmuir – May 9, 2019
- Kintail – May 10 to 12, 2019
On 10 May 1719, the Royal Navy frigates FLAMBOROUGH, WORCESTER and ENTERPRISE initially fired cannon against the castle walls at Eilean Donan and later sent a landing party ashore to take the castle’s surrender from its mainly Spanish defenders. It was part of “the Little Rising” and was followed a month later by the Battle of Glenshiel. The landing parties then blew up and destroyed the castle which remained a ruin until its 20th century restoration.
The Society is in the early stages of organising another Gathering in Scotland probably in early June 2019. Watch out for further posts. The picture is a detail from “Attack on Eilean Donan Castle” by E D Walker.