Ten things ev­ery mem­ber of the Clan Cameron should know

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9 Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Peters­burg

In 1780 Cather­ine the Great en­listed the ser­vices of court ar­chi­tect Charles Cameron to build a sum­mer palace for her son, Grand Duke Paul. Af­ter a some­what tur­bu­lent ca­reer in Eng­land, Cameron was in­vited to Rus­sia at the re­quest of Cather­ine the Great, who had a great pen­chant for Euro­pean styles. Cameron was also chief ar­chi­tect of Tsarskoye Selo and the nearby new town Sophia. Though he was born in Lon­don in 1745, Charles traced his de­scent from the Cameron’s of Lochiel.

10 Ben Ne­vis

Bri­tain’s high­est peak, Ben Ne­vis, was once in­cluded in Cameron lands. When the Com­mando Ba­sic Train­ing Cen­tre was set up only 18 miles from the moun­tain at Ach­nacarry House, the Ben acted as a fi­nal chal­lenge for the young trainees be­fore they qual­i­fied for the spe­cial ser­vices unit.

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