Ten things every member of the Clan Cameron should know
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.