Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands tours from Inverness
Scottish Highland Clan Tours from Inverness

Scottish Highlands 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.

Are you of Scottish ancestry and looking to discover your clan roots in the Scottish Highlands?

Some visitors have been able to trace specific ancestors back to the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides, however for many visitors it is a family name that is the main link back to Scotland - Macdonald, Macleod, Mackenzie, Macrae, Grant and Fraser are just some of the many Scottish surnames that help people connect with an area and clan in the Scottish Highlands.

Let us take you to the ancient lands of your ancestors. We can design a private ancestry tour based around your Scottish Highland family connections. Please note we generally focus on clans from the Scottish Highlands, particularly from the West Highlands.

Read about John Alasdair Macdonald's Ancestry and a story possibly linking us back to the 1660s and one of the great Macdonald clans! - and a rather infamous incident!