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In August of 2000 my sisters and I joined our father and attended a Clan Macrae Millennium gathering. We embarked on an incredible journey to our ancestors homeland, Scotland. We spent time with our kin, 400 plus Macraes, from Scotland, New Zealand, Austrailia, Canada and the United States.

We learned of our ancestors triumphs and tragedies, ventured to the highlands where they lived and died in peacetime and in war. We followed our ancestors footprints and visited the lands where they fought and died. We visited several sites of monuments in honor of the Macraes. I learned how those brave men and women made their mark on Scotland and the world!

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This is a picture of Iain MacDonald, our wonderful tour guide, and I in front of the Eilean Donan Castle.

One of the many highlights was the week spent at the Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles in the world. The Eilean Donan is Scotland's most romantic and recognizable castles with no less than 800 years of enchanting history. It sits majestically on an isle, strategically located where three sea lochs meet: Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alish in the lands of Kintail. The Eilean Donan Castle is the Clan Macrae seat of Scotland.

My heart was torn from Scotland when our trip came to an end.

Upon returning home, my dream was to bring the Scottish flavor to my area. I chose to go to work and build a business around the treasures I could locate in Scotland. Northglen Antiques offers furniture of the highest quality and collectibles coming directly from Scotland.

 

For your interest in locating information on your own clan history check out:

www.YourClanNameSociety.com or www.YourClanName.org

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