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Whisky Month – Time to celebrate

May 22nd, 2014

Whether you’re a whisky novice or a real connoisseur, the month of May is mouth wateringly inviting to those keen on celebrating Scotland’s national drink. Time to dust down your beloved quaich and get involved! The term ‘whisky’ is known to have evolved from Gaelic “uisge beatha”, meaning water of life. Gaelic a derivative of […]

Drinking from the Quaich

May 21st, 2014

Along with your Scottish story your Homecoming Ceremony can incorporate many different symbolic gestures such as celtic handfasting or drinking from the quaich. With this being #whiskymonth in the Homecoming 2014 calender I though I should tell you a little more about the traditional whisky cup and how you can incorporate this into your trip […]

Feis in the Fort

March 26th, 2014

Fort William (Dates, Times & Location TBC) The event, to be staged in Fort William brings together the best of Lochaber by showcasing the talent, produce and activities available in the area. At its core, the theme for the event is ‘Home-coming’.  Visitors attending will be invited to take part in a Home-coming Ceremony designed […]

Homecoming Ceremonies Launch Event

Lochaber (Dates, Times & Location TBC) Our Homecoming ceremonies are an authentic way to celebrate Scottish Ancestry.  We’ll take visitors on a journey to walk in the actual footsteps of their ancestors, visiting landmarks, dwellings or workplaces and massively enhance the typical tourist visit by offering a memorable and emotional ceremony – which will of […]

The story of George MacKay – Part 2

March 25th, 2014

Coming Home to Scotland In Tuesday’s blog we learnt about George’s story up to the point before he made his move overseas and landed on Canadian soil. Here, in this post his story continues… When he was 20, in 1950, he had the chance to take a boat to Canada to live with relatives and work […]

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