If you are a Neish, then you must go and visit your ancestral homeland in Scotland. If you live there already, then you will know what I am talking about. I went to Scotland for a visit back in 2001.
Neish Island and Loch Earn
For Neishes, the most obvious site to see is Neish Island. Yes, I admit it is fairly small, but you still feel some sense of pride that once apon a time a long time ago, your relatives were outlaws and lived out on the island to avoid capture. Neish Island is on Loch Earn and driving around this area is was a real higlight of our trip to Scotland. As well as Neish Island, there is also accomodation available in Neish house. When you have an unusual surname like this its amazing to come across it twice in one day! We didn’t stay at Neish house because at the time there was a minimum booking of a week and we didn’t have that long.
MacNab Burial Ground at Killin
Another stop in the area that is worth a visit is the information centre at Killin at the western end of Loch Tay. There is a terrific display on the local clans and families – including the Neishes. In Killin is the MacNab burial ground on the river Dochart. So just to show that there are no hard feelings, you can pay your respects at the graves of the MacNab chiefs. You will need to pick up the key from the information centre (its fun to watch their face when you sign your name Neish!).
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