Mission Statement

To Submit Content

Article on the birth of Donald Cameron of Lochiel, XXIV Chief of Clan Cameron
an extract from the Inverness Courier
April 29, 1835

The news having arrived in Lochaber that Lady Vere Cameron had given birth to an heir to the family of Lochiel, great rejoicings took place.  The tacksmen and clergy on the estates, "from Ballachulish Ferry to the Marches of Knoydart," met and dined together on the 16th inst., at the Neptune Inn, Banavie, to celebrate the occasion.  The 23rd was selected for the lighting of bonfires, which blazed on many a prominent peak.  "There could not be fewer than 2,000 persons present at the bonfires, all of whom were plentifully, though not improperly, supplied with mountain dew, by the munificence of Lochiel, to drink health and prosperity to the young chief of the Camerons."