The Five Sisters mountain range lies at the head of Loch Duich, at the western end of Glen Shiel. Legend says that at one time there were seven daughters of a local chief, two of whom were taken as brides by two Irish brothers. On departing Kintail, they promised toContinue Reading

By Leslie A. McRae | Origins of Surnames in Europe Surnames as we know them today were first assumed in Europe from the 11th to the 15th centuries. They were not in use in England and Scotland before the Norman conquest of 1066, and were first found in the DomesdayContinue Reading

By Cornelia W. Bush | The name MacRae, frequently translated as Son of Grace, more properly refers to a person in an ecclesiastical/religious profession. MacRae, MacCrae, McCrea, MacRay, Mccree—regardless of the spelling in English or in Gaelic, it is all the same word. The Clan MacRae came from Ireland to Clunes,Continue Reading

The Chatelaine’s Scottish Castles – Joanne Mackenzie-Winters Grant McRae’s War – The story of Flight Lieutenant Grant McRae’s adventures overseas during World War Two. Presented by The Memory Project – Historica Canada with funding from Canadian Heritage and Veterans Affairs CanadaContinue Reading