Clans and Castles at Rotary Club

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Members met at their new venue last week – Thorterdykes Roadhouse – where they previously gathered about 20 years ago. Vice-president Jim Walker chaired the meeting and introduced speaker Alistair Cunningham who runs his tourism business from his home at The Coille.

Alistair, a retired KOSB officer, started Clans and Castles in 2000 when the dot.com phenomena took off. The business is a bespoke, specialist, tour company which arranges holidays in Scotland tailored to individual likes and requests of customers, many from North America who have an avid interest in ancestry.

Of all the “must see” attractions, the most popular is Eilean Donan Castle and the Glenfinnan railway viaduct on the West Highland line to Mallaig, with its connection to the Harry Potter films.

Many questions arose which led to further discussion, after which past-president Ron Laidlaw gave the vote of thanks.