The Annual Culloden Commemoration

The clans gathering in the sun on the 18th of April for the service organised by the Gaelic Society of Inverness to remember those who died in the last battle fought on British soil, which took place in the wind and rain on the 16th of April 1746
[picture courtesy of David Geddes of Clan Chattan]


Highland Roots provides 28 lectures in 14 towns & cities throughout New Zealand and Australia during 6 week tour in Feb. & March 2019
Click here for more details about this very enjoyable and successful tour 


Some Highlights from 2018

  • 2018 Grandfather Mt Games
  • 2018 HRAT Tour at Castle Sween
  • 2018 Seminar at Stone Mt Games
Click on thumbnails above for pictures of Clan MacMillan at the Smoky Mountain Highland Games in May, Graeme with James Mounce of Clan MacKenzie at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in July, of the HRAT MacMillan Tour Group in Argyll in September, and of Graeme giving a Genealogical Seminar at the Stone Mountain Highland Games in October. 



May 20: Smoky Mountain Highland Games, Maryville, TN, USA
June 23: Ohio Scottish Games, Wellington, OH, USA
July 1: Seminar on Ulster-Scots McMillans in N.E. USA at Clan MacMillan Gathering, Belfast, ME, USA
July 14-15: Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, Linville, NC, USA
July 22: Inverness City Highland Games, Inverness, Scotland
Aug 4: Aboyne Highland Games, Scotland
Aug 11: Strathpeffer Highland Games, Scotland
Sep 1: Braemar Highland Games, Scotland
Sep2-12: HRAT Clan MacMillan Tour in Argyll, Scotland
Oct 19: Genealogy Seminars for Stone Mountain Highland Games, Atlanta, GA, USA

2017, October: USA
Oct. 10, Tennessee: Talk to Mary Blount Chapter of DAR in Maryville
Oct. 20, Georgia: Seminar at Stone Mountain Highland Games, Atlanta
Oct 28, Florida: Seminar for Suncoast Genealogy Society at Palm Harbor

2017, March & July: Scotland
Mar. 22, Inverness: Talk to Highland Family History Society on Clan MacMillan
July 15, Inverness: Inverness highland Games
July 30-Aug 11, Galloway & Ulster: Guiding HRAT Tour

2016, April-May: USA
April 15-17, Charlotte NC: Launch of "Clan MacMillan: A New History" at the Loch Norman Highland Games.
April 21, Morristown TN: Lecture at Public Library
April 28, Kingston TN: Lecture at Public Library
May 20, Maryville TN: Scottish Genealogy Workshop at Blount County Library.

2015, October - November: USA Lecture Tour:
Oct. 10, Columbus, GA: All Day Seminar for Muscogee Genealogical Society
Oct. 12, Knoxville, TN: Workshop at East Tennessee History Center
Oct. 13,  Kingston, TN: Lecture at Public Library
Oct. 16, Atlanta, GA: Seminar at Stone Mountain Highland Games.
Oct. 29, Crossville, TN: Lecture to the Celtic Circle
Oct. 31, Minneapolis, MN: Lecture to Scottish Interest Group, Minneapolis Genealogical Society
Nov. 13, Salado, TX: Seminar for Salado Scottish Festival & Highland Games

East Tennessee Historical Society, Feb. 2015

2015, February: Tennessee, USA (pictured above)
Feb. 4, Knoxville TN: Lecture to East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville TN.

2014, October: USA
Oct. 10, Minnesota: Lecture to Scottish Interest Group of Minneapolis Genealogical Society
Oct. 13, Tennessee: Lecture to Memphis Scottish Society
Oct. 17, Georgia: Seminar at Stone Mountain Highland Games, Atlanta
Oct 27, Washington DC: Lecture to Genealogy Group of St Andrews Society of Washington DC   

2014, April: Washington DC, USA
April 8: Scottish Genealogy Seminars with Dr. Bruce Durie
April 9: Speaker at the Annual Washington Tartan Day Symposium

2014, February-March: New Zealand & Australia Lecture Tour
Feb. 1, Waipu, NZ: Public Lecture at Settlers Museum
Feb. 2, Auckland, NZ: Clan MacMillan – Private presentation on the clan and its history.
Feb. 4, Orewa, NZ: Public lecture to Hibiscus Coast Branch of New Zealand Society of Genealogists [NZSG]. See review.
Feb. 5, Auckland, NZ: Clan MacKenzie – Private presentation on the work of a Clan Seanachaidh.
Feb. 8, Wellington, NZ: Public lecture to Wellington Branch of NZSG
Feb 13, Waikanae, NZ: Public lecture to Kapiti Branch of NZSG
Feb. 19, Invercargill, NZ: Clan MacKenzie – Private presentation on clans & seanachaidhs in 21st century followed by Public lecture to Southland Branch of NZSG
Feb 21, Dunedin, NZ: Public lecture to Dunedin Family History Group
Feb. 27, Moe, Gippsland, Australia: Clan MacMillan – Private presentation on the clan and its history
Mar 1, Melbourne, Australia: Morning Lecture programme for Scottish Ancestry Group of the Genealogical Society of Victoria (oversubscribed, so repeated in afternoon).

2019 Events

Lecture Tour in New Zealand 
and Australia

April 18, Scotland:
Annual Battle of Culloden Commemoration.

May 18-19, Tennessee USA:
Smoky Mountain Highland Games at Maryville College.

June 7-9, Scotland:
Battle of Glenshiel
300th Anniversary 
Commemoration in Inverness & Kintail.

July 20, Scotland:
Inverness Highland Games at Bught Park.

Aug 2, Scotland:
Moy Game Fair with Clan Chattan. 

Aug 10, Scotland:
Strathpeffer Highland Games

Oct. 18, Georgia USA:
Scottish Genealogy Seminars at the Stone Mountain Highland Games, Atlanta, GA.