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The Clansman Centre

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Address: | Beside the A82 and the Caledonian Canal on the western point of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus PH32 4BD, Scotland
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Very informative and entertaining show

Took in a show here as part of a highlands tour and really enjoyed it. It was a one-man show showcasing kilts and weapons. I don't remember the gentleman's name but he was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 3, 2017
Andrea_mace
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Sydney, Canada
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

I would recommend the Clansman centre for a visit. Was there just over an hour and within the hour learned so much about the Clansman way of life. One of the highlights was seeing how kilt was warn. The time just flew by.

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LAStoddart, Owner at The Clansman Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a positive review. Really glad you enjoyed it and found the show informative. More 

Sydney, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Took in a show here as part of a highlands tour and really enjoyed it. It was a one-man show showcasing kilts and weapons. I don't remember the gentleman's name but he was very funny, informative and engaging. I had no idea kilts were such a complicated garment and the weapons of the time could cause so much destruction!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice selection of gifts in the shop. £8 for two adults to see the half hour film was a bit steep given what we got. Film was interesting in parts but there was too much imagery with little historical commentary. What did the 'woman folk' do? Where did the watermelons come from in the early 18th century? Not sure of... More 

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LAStoddart, Owner at The Clansman Centre, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you didn't enjoy the film very much. As you can imagine it is difficult to cram all the history into 30 minutes and we therefore restricted it so some of the main parts, ie. the scenery, the Feilidh Mhor and the weapons as this is generally what people are looking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice location on canal small shop so try get in when it's not busy! Has nice choice of local gifts I brought myself a pair of beautiful green marble earings and my friend treated herself to a ring

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Thank jreman
LAStoddart, Manager at The Clansman Centre, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your review. Glad you liked the shop. I assume you and your friend purchased from the Scottish Green Marble range. Lovely jewellery. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

Ferndale, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Went here to round out my "friends & family" gift buying and was not disappointed. The selection was better than I would have thought for such a small town. Yes, it is "tourist tat" but that's what I was looking for. The gentleman at the register was very helpful when I asked about ancestors from the highlands, looking up unusual... More 

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Thank Kathair
LAStoddart, Owner at The Clansman Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to the Clansman Centre. Perhaps next time you could watch the film or maybe even the show. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This little shop of treasures was a joy to look around. The man behind the til was chatty and helpful, nothing was too much. The only downside is the fact that nobody is interested in coming to learn the heritage of this beautiful place so the shows they used to put on can not run. This is not a complaint... More 

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Thank nichola s
LAStoddart, Owner at The Clansman Centre, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you so much for your positive review and I am glad you enjoyed looking round the shop. Sorry about the shows, we would love to hold them on a regular basis but as you say, it is getting the interest until then we can only accommodate the group visits. Thank you again. More 

Banstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Places like this are designed to separate you from your money and despite all its pretensions to be a centre of clan history, it's a glorified supermarket for supposedly Scottish souvenirs with bored staff and little of any real interest. There's lots of places like this in the highlands.

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LAStoddart, Owner at The Clansman Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your experience was not a positive one and wonder whether your review is in fact for our shop as our staff are always most helpful and being such a small shop I don't think it could be compared to a supermarket. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Just popped in whilst waiting for a boat,very helpful chap dressed in traditional costume, looked like he was straight from the set of highlander. Some interesting bits and bobs on display and also a film to watch. Bought a few trinkets and a piece for my dinning room wall. Worth a quick pit stop

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Thank Paulsdrake
LAStoddart, Owner at The Clansman Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. We appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the shop and hope to see you again. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

By the side of the canal great to find soething unusual or hand made great selection of gifts to take home well worth calling in for a browse

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Thank swift314
LAStoddart, Owner at The Clansman Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments which are greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice traditional items can be bought from this store located right next to the Loch Ness cruise center. Wide variety of items and the shop keeper was patient to explain and suggest what different things represent and its significance.

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Thank Ramya P
LAStoddart, Owner at The Clansman Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review it is much appreciated. I am pleased you enjoyed the shop and that our staff were they usual helpful selves. More 

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