Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Clan Donald Society of Scotland to all those who are Donalds by descent or by marriage, wherever you are. A shared interest in heritage and history can be greatly beneficial to people and the sense of belonging to an extended family is important.

In 2010 the Clan Donald Society of the Highland and Islands was brought in to being, but, now that it is the only Clan Donald Society of Scotland, it has been decided to change the name to be more inclusive.

Before the pandemic the Society had an annual programme of events, including a lecture, a ceilidh and commemorative events, as well as an annual outing to places of relevance to Clan Donald. We hope to reintroduce as much as possible when conditions permit, but the twice-yearly newsletter,  A’ Bhirlinn, continues to be sent to members in hard copy, so we still seek to communicate with members, to inform and to entertain, regardless of other obstacles. 

Lois MacDonell of Glengarry


Our presence at the 2022 Inverness Highland Games, 16th July


It is hoped to provide a minibus or minibuses to travel from Inverness to Fort William on Thursday 18 August for the opening of the West Highland Museum’s Jacobite Exhibition. 

Unfortunately spaces for the opening are very limited, but please let us know if you would like to be placed on the waiting list. The exhibition is open to the public from the following day, 19th August, until 11th November.

The Glenfinnan Highland Games will be held on Saturday, 20 August, and it is hoped that the Society will have a presence.

Monday, 22nd August  - West Highland Museum are hosting a talk on "MacDonald of Glencoe Tartan" by renowned Tartan expert Peter MacDonald. 17.00 Further details including booking arrangements can be found on Facebook  https://fb.me/e/3yyWuEXQp


A real live ceilidh will be held again, probably in Munlochy as before. It is hoped to produce a virtual ceilidh at a later date, using some of the live ceilidh material.


Photo calendar challenge

CDSS are now starting the photo calendar challenge. 

Compete in this event and help us in our work as a society for Clandonald members around the world. 

Read more in the news section HERE.



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