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International Clan MacDougall Gathering 2024

The next Clan Gathering is fast approaching! For those of you who don't know, Clan MacDougall's next international gathering is taking place here, in Dunollie, from Tuesday 30th July until Sunday 4th August.

Information about tickets:

If you are planning on attending, you should have booked a registration ticket by now. If you haven't it's not too late, and you can do so from our website by clicking on the button below.

We recommend registering before Tuesday 16th January, 10a.m. Scotland time.

You will need your registration tickets to book activities and events to fill each of your gathering days. Our tickets are going live on the morning of Tuesday 16th January, and will be bookable through the same page of our website as the registration tickets. Acitivity tickets will be accessible through the button above, or, in the following way from our website homepage: On the menu at the top of the page, select 'Visit', then from the drop-down menu, select 'Tickets'. This will redirect you to our ticketing website. There, select 'Tickets' and then, 'Clan MacDougall Gathering 2024' .

As we are hosting almost 30 events and most of these run several times, the list may look slightly overwhelming to a new user. To make the booking process as easy as possible, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the activities on offer in advance. Please click on the button below to see our event programme, containing our most up to date list of events, a short description of what each of them entails, as well as each activities' ticket price and the time and place at which to meet to take part.

Programme Outline January
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This should help you start to think about what you would like your gathering week to look like and save you some time in the booking process.

If you are worried about events overlapping, please check the location or meeting point for each of them. You can use google maps to get an estimate of how long it might take to get from one point to another. Please note that some events are meant to overlap. For example, on Saturday 3rd August, you may wish to attend Dunollie's Living History Day which takes place from 10am-4pm. On that day, it will still be possible for you to attend a 15-minute genealogy consultation session with Caroline Boswell and Edward Sweeney's talk: 'Genetic Roots and Branch of the Clan MacDougall - Could you be a blood descendant of Dougall MacSomhairle, King of the Hebrides?'.

If you are worried an event you really wanted to go to has sold out, please email Spaces for each activity will be allocated on a first booked first served basis, however, in some instance, if there is sufficient demand we may be able to add an extra session.

If you are attending with children and unsure about what activities are best for them, please rest assured there will be additional kids activities taking place on the week. Children are welcome to attend all adult events, except for some of the informal pub socials in the evenings. In some but not all instances we may be able to offer them a slightly discounted rate, as you'll see. Details of activities aimed at children specifically will be announced closer to the time.

If you are unsure about anything, please email and Florence or Fee will do their best to advise you.

Left: Fee Shaw, our Gathering Coordinator | Right: Florence Medard, our Marketing and Coomunications Coordinator.

Information about Clan Merchandise:

We are delighted to be offering a new selection of Clan Merchandise specifically designed for the 2024 Gathering. These include T-shirts and Hoodies in a range of sizes and colours, proudly bearing our Gathering logo inspired by Ian Ciar MacDougall's famous Jacobite Targe. We are also offering black hats, featuring one of the targe's more intricate designs - the wolf.

These can be pre-ordered through our shop - The Draper's Shop - website: or by clicking on the button below.

Please note, Gathering Merchandise will only be available through pre-orders. It won't be possible to buy t-shirts, hoodies or hats spontaneously at the Gathering. Instead, you can choose to either collect it upon arrival on the morning of Tuesday 30th July or have your order delivered to your address prior to that. If you would like your Gathering Merchandise delivered to your address, you must place your order before Monday 26th February. If you would to collect it during the Gathering, you must place your order by Monday 6th May, at the latest.

Thank you for reading!

If you have any questions, let us know by emailing and a member of our team will get back to you. We are all very much looking forward to welcoming you to Dunollie this summer.


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