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Clan Controversy

In Scotland, there has been some long-standing animosity between the Campbell and MacDonald clans, dating back to the Glencoe Massacre in 1692. Having marched alongside some MacDonalds at the Alabama Highland Games a few months ago, I kind of figured that after 300 years, this was more-or-less water under the bridge. Apparently not.

A Campbell has been chosen as the head of a visitors center in Glencoe, and some of the MacDonald’s aren’t too happy about it.

“I honestly do not believe it,” Highland historian Hector MacDonald told the Daily Telegraph newspaper. “I have nothing against the Campbells, but I would not stay a night in the company of one.”

If you have nothing against the Campbells, then what’s the problem? That’s just a wee bit hypocritcal, don’t you think?

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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One Response to Clan Controversy

  1. Ross Easton says:

    Have to agree with you on that one Dougal. That is very hypocritical. For goodness sake though, 300 years! Times change! This is the 21st century not the 18th!

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