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Times Online
October 18, 2004

Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, KT

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were represented by the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KT, Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle, at a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of Sir Donald Cameron of Lochiel, KT, Chief of the Clan Cameron, Lord Lieutenant for the County of Inverness, 1971 - 85, held on Friday in St. Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.

The Prince of Wales was represented by Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, KT, the Duke of York by Miss Charlotte Manley, the Princess Royal by the Viscount of Arbuthnott, KT, Princess Alice Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester by the Earl of Dalkeith, the Duke and Duchess of Kent by Lieutenant-Colonel Johnny Stewart and Prince Michael of Kent by the Hon Hugh Fraser. The Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan, Minister of St. Giles’ , the High Kirk of Edinburgh and Dean of the Order of the Thistle, officiated, assisted by the Right Rev Douglas Cameron.

Donald Cameron Yr of Lochiel, grandson, read the lesson, Mr Johnny Cameron, son, read from the works of Thomas Dekker and Donald Cameron of Lochiel, son, read a Gaelic blessing. The Earl of Airlie, KT, gave an address. After the service Pipe Major D J MacIntyre of The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons, played The Pibroch Donuil Dubh (Regimental March of The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders), and Caismeachd Chloinn Chamrain (The March of the Cameron Men). Among others present were: Lady Cameron of Lochiel (widow), Mr and Mrs Timothy Nott-Bower and Mr and Mrs Blaise Hardman (sons-in-law and daughters), Mrs John Cameron (daughter-in-law), Miss Catherine Cameron, Miss Lucy Cameron, Miss Emily Cameron, Mr and Mrs Maylin Ware Miss Jane Hardman, Mrs Tom Byng, Mr and Mrs Rollo McNally and Miss Rose Hardman (grandchildren), Mr and Mrs Charles Cameron (brother and sister-in-law), Mrs Allan Cameron (sister-in-law), the Hon Mrs Cameron, Mr and Mrs Joe Burnett-Stuart, Mr and Mrs Sandy Stewart, Mr and Mrs John Wallace, Mr and Mrs Adrian Drewe, Mr Jamie Orr-Ewing, Mr Alastair Orr-Ewing, Mr Archie Cameron, Mr and Mrs Colin Wilson, Susan Duchess of Montrose, Lady Donald Graham, Miss Veronica Evans, Mr Alan Parker.

Iona Duchess of Argyll, the Earl of Wemyss and March, KT, and the Countess of Wemyss and March, the Countess of Airle, the Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, KT, and the Countess of Elgin and Kincardine, the Earl and Countess of Ancram, the Countess of Dalkieth, the Viscountess of Arbuthnott, Lord MacFarlane of Bearsden, KT, and Lady MacFarlane, Lord Lovat, Joan Lady Clydesmuir, Lady Mary Westenholz, the Hon Sir Lachlan Maclean of Duart, Sir Iain Tennant, KT, and Lady Margaret Tennant, Sir William Fraser and Lady Marion Fraser, LT, Sir David and Lady Butter, Sir William Macpherson of Cluny, Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight (The Highland Society of London).

Ranald Macdonald of Clanranald, Mr Duncan Cameron (representing Clan Cameron Association of North America), Dr Roderick Cameron (Clan Cameron Association of Australia), Mr William Cameron (Clan Cameron Association of New Zealand), Mrs Lillian Cameron (Clan Cameron Association, Europe), Mr David Cameron (Clan Cameron Association, UK), Colonel Douglas Miers (The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders), Lieutenant-Colonel G S Johnston and Brigadier D W Monro (The Lovat Scouts), Mrs Olwyn MacDonald (The Highland Regional Council), Romilly Squire of Rubislaw (The Standing Council of Chiefs).

Mr Robin Blair (Lord Lyon King of Arms and Secretary of the Order of the Thistle), Mr John Spens (Albany Herald), Dr Lester Borley (National Trust of Scotland), Mr Allan Findlay (Scottish Silver Jubilee and Children’s Bursary Fund), Ms Sally Archibald (West Highland Museum), Mr Mark McCann (Lochaber Hydrotherapy), Mr John Don (Scottish Rural Property Business Association), Mr Alasdair Laing (Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland), Mr Ian Ogilvie (St Ciaran ’s Church Achnacarry), Mr Alec Mackie (The Harrow Association), Major James Scott of Burnhead (The New Club, Edinburgh), Mr Mike Ross (chief executive (Scottish Widows), Mr John Manser (Save and Prosper), Ms Venetia Fane (Malcolm Sargent Cancer Care), Mrs Sarah Grotian (Marie Curie Cancer Care) and many other friends and representatives of other organisations having connection with Sir Donald.

Editor's Notes:  The Memorial Service for Colonel Sir Donald Hamish Cameron of Lochiel, XXVI Chief of Clan Cameron, was held four months following his funeral, allowing family and friends time to plan a final, lasting tribute on this occasion.