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Launch of ‘The Real Mackay’

Charlotte Fairbairn; Lord Reay; John Mackay, Treasurer of the Clan Mackay Society; Sandra Mackay, Hon President Clan Mackay Society and Tommy Mackay, Chair Strathnaver Museum

By Jim A. Johnston

It was standing room only in the Mackay Room of Strathnaver Museum on the evening of Friday the 3rd August as clansmen and women from all over the Mackay Country crowded in to hear Charlotte Fairbairn, cousin of the Chief of the clan, give an illustrated talk on the research that led to her soon to be published book on the lineage of the chiefdom entitled The Real Mackay.  The talk went well but those attending were in for a disappointment as the books themselves, signed copies of which were intended to be on sale, had been held up by a hiccup at the publishers.  However, once that problem has been ironed out a box of copies, bearing the author’s moniker, and that of the Clan Chief, Lord Reay, will be on their way to Bettyhill and will, hopefully by the 15th September, be available at the Museum as originally planned.