Scottish Highlands and Islands
Tours from Inverness

Highland Clans and Castles Tours from Inverness

No history of the Scottish Highlands and the Hebridean Islands could be written without devoting a lot of time to the Clans (the name is derived from the Gaelic clann literally meaning children or offspring). From these groups, with their roots deep in Gaelic/Norse ancestry, would rise some of the most important and powerful clans of the area such as the Clan Donald and the Clan Macleod.

Discover the history of the most famous Hebridean Clans, many whose links go back to the Lords of the Isles - the mighty sea kingdom based around the Hebrides and West Highlands from the 13th to 15th century. Find out how the clan system shaped life in the Highlands and explore the slow and bloody decline of this ancient tradition.