Join us for the second instalment of our 2022 Lecture Series!

The Argylls have prided themselves on being the ‘Campbell Regiment’, but the story of Clan Campbell is so surrounded in myth that it has become a cliché of Scottish history.

The Campbells moved into the void left by the decline of the MacDonald Lordship of the Isles, and at its height, Campbell power extended from Ayrshire, Kintyre and Cowal across to Breadalbane, Angus and even Cawdor in Moray. Their power and success made them hated and feared. Their extreme brand of Calvinist Protestantism made them traitors to the Crown in the 1600s, but loyal servants of the State by the early 1700s.

How did Clan Campbell become so powerful and does the Campbell name deserve to be so infamous? The speaker, Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Clark MBE MLitt, joined The Argylls in 1990 and is still serving with the Royal Regiment of Scotland. He gained a Master of Letters Degree in Scottish History from the University of Dundee in 2016 and specialises in the Jacobite Wars.

The lecture will take place in the atmospheric surroundings of the Museum Colours Room at 11am. This room is on the 3rd Floor and is accessible via 3 flights of stairs. Please notify [email protected] or call 01786 448041 in advance if a courtesy vehicle is required. Light refreshments will be available following a short Q&A.

Please note that the ticket price does not include entry to Stirling Castle. Entry is currently free to Museum Guardians, serving members of the Armed Forces and members of the Regimental Association, Dinner Club and Historic Scotland on presentation of a valid membership card. Where possible, we encourage attendees to book their Stirling Castle entry in advance. 

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