UK Branch Clan AGM 27 April 2019 near Peterborough. Please refer to emails for details. 


NEW please note - Clan Matheson International Gathering 2020 in the  USA

The Chief would like to let you all have early notice of plans for our next International Clan Gathering.  He has been invited to be Chief of the 2020 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, near Linville, North Carolina, USA, which will take place Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 July 2020.  GMHG is the largest Gathering of Scottish Clan and Family Societies in the world.  In 2018 there were 118 Clan and Family Societies and approximately 30,000 people attended.  We would be the 'honoured Clan' because of this invitation.  It is a tremendous chance for members of our Clan Society to meet, have a thoroughly enjoyable time, get some excellent publicity and hopefully gain many new members, in the USA and elsewhere.  Take a look at the GMHG website which will give you a good idea of what to expect.


More details to follow in due course.


Travel tips: make sure your passport will be valid for that period and that you have an ETSA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) or equivalent visa to enter the USA. Full details are available from



And also an Invitation from the USA for 2019

Thanks to the Clan and Celtic Society Representatives that responded to our previous invitation. Would you like to have a Clan or Society tent at the games? Great way to get your message out and recruit new members. If so, go to for an application. Yours Aye! Robert Grubb Clan and Celtic Society Chief - USA.


New UK Legislation:  General Data Protection Regulations.

The Clan Matheson Society (CMS) use your personal details (i.e. names, email and postal addresses, telephone numbers and any preferences) solely for the administration of Society matters, and these are not passed to anyone without your permission.  For the CMS to have your personal details on record, you would have given the UK Branch of the CMS your consent to keep your record on file.  Occasionally the CMS will ask you to confirm your consent.  If we do not hear from you your record will be struck off.  Your personal details are only made available to those tasked with running the UK Branch of the CMS in the course of their duty.  You are responsible for notifying the Membership Secretary of any changes.  The Membership Secretary is responsible for ensuring the records are safeguarded as best as possible within the resources available to the CMS.  You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the CMS, and if this may be the case, you will no longer be a member.  The CMS will delete in toto your personal details as soon as the accounts of that financial year have been audited.  You are entitled to ask for a record of your details or for further information. email





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Note for the diary: the Inverness Highland Games and Gala are usually held mid-July at which the Clan Matheson is welcome. For more information please get in touch through our Contact page. 



Friday 12th April 2019, Glen Mhor Hotel: 7-17 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SG.    Phone: 01463 234308

THE JACOBITE ARMY REVEALED – What they really looked like 

by Jenn Scott author of Better is the Proud Plaid.

Lecture starts at 7.30 p.m.  Arrive from 7.00 p.m. for tea or coffee and a chat.    Ticket price: £10

Please email to book the names of all in your party. 

Tercentenary Commemoration of the BATTLE OF GLENSHIEL - 7th to 9th June 2019.

Overview below, cost £132 per head for all events includes coaches, presentations, guides and some refreshments.

More AHCS event details can be forwarded by email, please make your request to

To apply for any part of the week end please email Jenn Scott at


Friday 7th Day.  Under the auspeces of the 1745 Association you have the opportunity to visit Moy and Culloden by coach to visit the Moy lands and see the site of the Battle of Moy, and to tour Culloden.

Friday 7th Evening.  A short programme of talks and  lectures at the Craigmonie Hotel to set the scene for your visit to the Battle site at Kintail on the following day.

Saturday 8th Day.  You will leave Inverness by coach from the Mercure Hotel for Kintail where a guided tour of Eilean Donan Castle is booked for you.  In the afternoon you will be taken by coach to the Battle Site where you will commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Battle of Glenshiel, after which you will return to Inverness by coach.

Saturday 8th Evening.  Come to socialise at the Clan MacKenzie ceilidh in the Mercure Hotel where you can catch up with friends old and new.

Sunday 9th Day.  Kirkin o’ the Tartans service and a chance to say your farewells.

NEW - 1745 Association Lecture - NTS Visitor Centre at Culloden, 13:30 - 14:30, Friday April 12th 2019

This year’s NTS / 1745 Association Lecture, held on the eve of the annual Culloden commemoration, will challenge the caricature of Prince Charles Edward Stuart as the effete figure represented in the notorious 1964 “docudrama” Culloden and more recently in the TV series Outlander.


“Whatever you may think of the Prince’s abilities or otherwise as a military commander, these portrayals are a travesty of the man he must have been,” commented Michael Nevin, Chairman of The 1745 Association, who will introduce this year’s lecture.  “The popular picture of the Prince as an effeminate weakling is a hangover from eighteenth century Hanoverian propaganda.  There is no way that such a man could have mobilised the support he did, or completed the gruelling odyssey from the Highlands to Derby and back.”  So what kind of a man was the Prince?  This year’s speaker, Steve Lord, author of Walking with Charlie, will consider the clues provided by the journeys that the Prince made across Scotland in 1745/46. Generously illustrated with slides and informed by anecdotes of his own intrepid journey along the same paths as the Prince, Steve will tell the story of how he went back in time to learn the truth about the physical reality of the Prince's travels.

Tickets can be obtained at:


For the full details contained in an email from Michael Nevin, please request a copy through the Contact page.

For further information contact Michael Nevin, Chairman of The 1745 Association, at or on 0131 552 6089 or mobile 0782 4829 445



ROBERT BURNS: For Love and Liberty

The complete eventful life story of Scotland’s bard in an engaging, stirring and fully engrossing format. It tells of his formative years, his haranguing against authority in all its forms, his rise to dizzy heights and his fall through illness and poverty. It also, however, demonstrates the wonderful artistic vision of this hugely talented and influential young man. Our crowd funding page, complete with descriptive video, detailed background, and offers for support can be seen at:

Our website can also be seen at