The Clan Cameron

It is not easy to write an entire page on the theme of Clan Cameron Tartans.

For the simple reason that once you have looked at the photos and know where you can obtain a kilt, if that is your wish, then that's the page finished.

Or is it?.

I thought long and hard before writing this page, for the reason mentioned above, but I know there is a great deal of interest in these particular clan tartans word wide, so I felt it was my duty to at least give it a go.

In my research I have found six tartans specific to this family, the "Hunting" and the"Modern", the Lochiel, the Clan tartan the Erracht and finally the Regimental Cameron Highlanders Tartan.

They are a West Highland clan with their lands in Lochaber, and within these lands lies Ben Nevis Scotland's, (indeed Britain's) highest mountain.

Their Clan Chief is Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel, the XXVII Chief of the Clan,

He was educated at Harrow, Christ Church, Oxford (MA.) FCA. Trained as a chartered accountant, and since 2002 has been the Lord-Lieutenant of Inverness.

The family seat is Achnacarry, the ancestral home of the chiefs since 1655. The original house was burned to the ground on May 28th 1746 after the battle of Culloden.

Building of the new Achnacarry was started in 1802 and finally completed in 1837.

It played a major role in the second world war, where as many as 25,000 English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Belgian, American, Dutch and Norwegian soldiers underwent commando "basic training" there.

You can find a first class Museum at Achnacarry, opening times are from Easter to mid-October, Every afternoon 1:30pm-5pm July & August 11am-5pm.


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