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Portsonachan Hotel
Portsonachan Hotel & Lodges South Loch Awe Side Dalmally, PA33 1BJ Scotland


May 10 - 12 2024


All Day

Clan Arthur International Gathering


You are welcome to attend for all or part of the weekend.

It is up to everyone to book their own travel and accommodation.

A 15% discount has been arranged with Portsonachan Hotel for the weekend. Please email or phone the hotel to book a room / apartment / lodge. Do not book through the website or you shall not receive your discount: Email: reception@portsonachan.com Telephone: 01866 833224 Website: portsonachan.com


Updated 31 October 2023

Friday 10th May 2024:

  • Arrivals
  • 18:00 – 19:00 Informal gathering in Portsonachan Hotel Bar
  • 19:30 Onwards informal dinner at Ardbrecknish Hotel Bar – Area to be reserved
    Make your own way there by car or foot (1.5 miles)
    Pay for your own food and drink from bar menu

Saturday 11th May 2024:

  • 09:00 Chief’s Welcome, unroll the Clan Arthur Standard, group photo
    Collect your quiz form and map
  • 09:30 Boat Tour
  • 09:30 Land Tour
  • 12:30 Lunch at Portsonachan Hotel (or make your own arrangements) Pay for your own food from bar menu
  • 14:30 Boat Tour
  • 14:30 Land Tour
  • 18:00 Drinks in Portsonachan Hotel Bar & History Presentation
  • 19:00 – 00:00 Clan Dinner & Ceilidh in Portsonachan Hotel Restaurant

Sunday 12th May 2024:

  • 09:30 Boat Tour
  • 09:30 Land Tour
  • 12:30 Lunch at Portsonachan Hotel and Scottish/Clan Quiz
    Pay for your own food from bar menu.
  • 14:30 Boat Tour
  • 14:30 Land Tour
  • 18:00 Wreath & stone laying ceremony
    Please bring a stone from your homeland and we shall lay the beginning of a temporary Clan cairn (to be relocated eventually to Clan land)
  • 19:00 Informal dinner in Portsonachan Hotel and Clan discussion. Area to be reserved.
    Pay for your own food from restaurant menu.

Boat Tour:
Departing Portsonachan Hotel. Cruise up Loch Awe past Ardbrecknish House, The Druid’s Bridge, Bovuy and Inistrynich. Circumnavigate Fraoch Eilean and see the ruins of Robert the Bruce’s Castle. Land on Inishail (if suitable) and visit the ruins of the Chapel and graveyard. Cruise through the crannogs past Hayfield (Tirivadich), Larach Ban and Auchnacarron, return to  Portsonachan. Duration 2.5 hours.

Land Tour:
Drive up Loch Awe side passing Ardbrecknish House, Keppochan and Drumurk. Visit the ruined MacArthur township and strategic “Dun” at Bovuy. Drive on and walk round the Campbell medieval stronghold of Kilchurn Castle. Visit Saint Conan’s Kirk (if accessible) and return stopping for a brief visit of the ruins at Tiricladich before returning to Portsonchan. Duration 3 hours.

The event is finished.

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