2018 Clan Gathering Information
The Worldwide Gathering of Clan MacNeil will take place from Friday, August 3rd to Monday, August 6th on the beautiful Isle of Barra. You can check the article that appears below for photos and information of the 2016 Gathering.
The program will be much like the 2016 event, more information will be available on the Clan MacNeil UK web page. If you have never been to Barra, you are in for a real treat. Plan early, the accommodation on Barra is limited. You can contact me, or our Web Master for more information. You can fly in to Barra ,or take the Caledonia McBrayne Ferry from Oban to Barra. You can fly from Canada or USA to Glasgow and from there, fly Logan Air to Barra.
Any of the Executive members of Clan MacNeil in Canada will be more than happy to give you some of their personal information of their trip to Barra.
Alene McNeill, President of Clan MacNeill in Canada
Air (a light aircraft lands on the beach)
Twice daily from Glasgow Airport : Monday to Saturday.
Twice daily from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis via Benbecula: Monday to Friday.
British Airways has an online searchable timetable.
Barra Airport info online.
Vehicle ferry from mainland:
The Caladonian MacBrayne vehicle ferry sails from Oban and on special days there is a ferry from Mallaig.
Vehicle reservation required.
The official Caledonian Macbrayne web site lists the current timetables in detail.
Via Oban – Take the shuttle or taxi from Glasgow Airport to George Square in the Center of the City. Queen Street Station is adjacent to the Square. The train to Oban leaves from there. There are also on special days , a ferry from Mallaig to Barra Don’t worry, it’s the same train but it splits up, one section goes to Mallaig and the other section continues on to Oban.
Make sure you are in the right section.!!
Happy Journey 🙂
Isle of Barra – from the Internet Guide to Scotland
The Isle of Barra Website