Please join me on 14th and 15th May 2024 at Perth Museum and on the sacred isle of Iona in Scotland.

This trip is to visit Perth Museum, Scone Abbey, Dunollie Castle and the sacred isle of Iona to connect with the Stone of Destiny and Kenneth MacAlpin or Kenneth I of Scotland and the Kingdom of Alba.

Related trips include:

  • Flushing in Cornwall, 26th June 2023 to locate a property that the McAdam family rented whilst he worked as a ‘re-victualizing’ agent for the navy in the western ports.
  • Falmouth in Cornwall, 24th April 2023 to make local contacts and find Flushing address.
  • Bristol, 24th May 2023 to visit residences in Berkeley Square and Sion Hill along with John Loudon McAdam’s office sites in Park Street and Small Street. Also, a visit to Bristol Cathedral to view a plaque in memory of my 4th Great Grandmother, Gloriana Margaretta McAdam who was buried on 17th February 1825, aged 65.
  • Scotland, 21st – 23rd February 2023, to visit the ancestral lands of Glenstrae, Glenlochy, Glen Lyon and Glen Orchy along with Loch Awe, the Sauhrie estate and ‘Lagwyne’ in Ayrshire.

Date & Time

14th & 15th, may 2024

11:00am – 13:00pm

Date & Time

Perth and Iona in Scotland

United Kingdom

More Details

  • Event Price – Free

  • Places Available – 5

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Article Excerpt

I counted John Loudon McAdam, the inventor of the greatest advance in road construction since Roman times, among my ancestors. Their line came down from the 9th century King Alpin, was entitled to wear the clan crest, a crowned lion’s head, and lived by the motto ‘S Rioghal Mo Dhream’, Gaelic for “Royal Is My Race”. They once held the lands of Glenstrae, Glenlochy, Glen Lyon and Glen Orchy, to the west and north of Loch Lomond but clan McGregor lost their lands by ‘legal manipulation’. When outlawed under James’s 2nd of Scotland (1430 – 1460), Adam, a grandson of the chief Gregor McGregor, settled in the lowlands and changed his name to McAdam. The efforts of his descendant, John McAdam, contributed to a network of mail-coach communication and prepared the way for a railway system.