Clan MacMillan 7-day Lochaber Gathering and Tour.

Intimate gatherings allowing for a personal journey of ancestry discovery.

Highland Roots Ancestral Tours, LLC (HRAT) is organized as a tour operator for conducting niche market ancestral tours to Scotland with an initial emphasis on international customers from particular clans (initially Clan MacKenzie and Clan MacMillan). Other ancestral tours may be organized based upon request and internal genealogy research conducted by the company’s contracted resident historian and genealogist.

Tour leader and president Carol Millican Morris.

Carol’s interest in her own Scottish heritage led her to multiple trips in search of her genealogy and ancestry in the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland. As a result of her research of the Millicans in the United States, she discovered her connection to Clan MacMillan and established relationships with other MacMillans in the U.S and Scotland, as well as others from Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Tour guide and historian Graeme M. Mackenzie, MA.

Scottish historian and genealogist, Graeme M. Mackenzie, MA is tour guide for all HRAT tours. Graeme has a vast knowledge and decades of experience in both fields, devoting his career to these subjects.

As important is his ability to make these subjects readily accessible to the layperson and entertaining, translating often obscure subjects and helping you see your ancestors in your clan's heritage and Scotland's proud history. Graeme helped design all of our tours.

An abbreviated list of his credentials include:

- A Masters degree in medieval history from Cambridge University.

- Seanachaidh for Clan MacKenzie and formerly Chairman of the Clan MacKenzie Society of Scotland and the UK.

- Historian and genealogist for Clan MacMillan International. His efforts have included initiating, implementing and maintaining Clan MacMillan International Centre and Project MAOL, the clan archives and genealogical database.

- Professional genealogist having researched the lineage of hundreds of clients.

- Past Chairman of the Highland Family History Society.

- Current chairman of the Association of Highland Clans and Societies.

- Invited to join Visit Scotland's "Ancestral Tourism Group".

- Author of numerous books on Scottish history and genealogy, most recently Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd: Clan and Family History in the Highlands of Scotland (Inverness, 2013).

Read more about Graeme on his website at Highland Roots Research.

Tour operator Carol Millican Morris will help you plan your Scottish getaway.

Carol Millican Morris, owner, president and tour leader of Highland Roots Ancestral Tours, LLC.

Scottish historian and genealogist Graeme M. Mackenzie, MA.

"A wonderful tour! From beginning to end you both did a superb job!"
Lee & Jeanne