Comann Chlann Dòmhnaill na Gàidhealtachd ìs nan Eilean

Mission Statement

To create a focus for people who belong to Scotland’s largest clan, which includes the Macdonalds of Sleat and of Clanranald;  the MacDonells/Macdonalds of Glengarry and of Keppoch;  the MacIains/Macdonalds of Glencoe; the MacIains of Ardnamurchan and the Macdonnells of Antrim.

Enquiries about any of the events below should be directed to the Secretary at contact@clandonald.org

Forthcoming Events 2017

Saturday 4th March 11am - Commemoration of the birth of major-General Sir Hector macdonald at Mitchell Hill, Dingwall - organised by Greg Allen.

Saturday 18th March Annual Lecture. 10.30am The Spectrum Centre, Farraline Park, Inverness. Speaker - the Lord Lyon. From 14th to 21st Century! Members £4, non-members £6. All welcome. Further details can be found here

Saturday 15th April Commemoration of the Battle of Culloden. 11am Gaelic Society of Inverness Service at the Main Cairn, followed by laying of wreaths at Clan Donald Stones and a lunch at the Drumossie Hotel. Further details can be found here

A Culloden Commemoration Music Evening in the Chieftain Hotel on Millburn Road, 8pm. Live Scottish music, dancing and a fairly dazzling spectacle of 18th Century costume worn by many attendees! (Although dressing as a member of Bonnie Prince Charlie's army or its camp followers is not necessary to attend!)

Thursday 4th May AGM, 7.30pm Seaforth Lodge, Station Square, Fortrose IV10 8SZ. All welcome.

23rd June - 12th November - Exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland - The Jacobite challenge

Discover the story of the Jacobites and Prince Charles Edward Stuart, better known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, through key objects from the national collection.

Saturday 15th July Inverness Highland Games and Gala. 5pm (tea) for 5.30pm AGM of the Association of Highland Clans and Societies.

Wednesday 26th July Arisaig Highland Games and Clan Ranald Gathering. 12noon.

Saturday 19th August Glenfinnan Gathering and Highland Games. 11.30am.

4th to 26th August Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Click here for flyer. 

Saturday 5th August Lord Macdonald's night 10.30pm

Saturday 26th August Clan Ranald's night 10.30pm

Clan Donald members who dress in tartan may buy privileged tickets up until 24th February, 2017. (See link above). They will process in to the stadium behind the chief. Details of how to purchase available from the Society's secretary.

2nd December Annual Ceilidh in Munlochy hall, Ross-shire 7.30 - 11.30pm.

Recent Events

Monday 13th February - Commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe. The Service at 11am in St Mary's Church, was followed, at 12 noon, with a march to the memorial and a ceremony of wreath laying.

Saturday 3rd December Our annual Clan Donald Ceilidh took place in the Munlochy Hall, Ross-shire and a good time was had by all.

Friday 30th September Society's Annual Outing took place in Glencoe.

Saturday 16th July The Society was represented at the Inverness Highland Games.

Friday 3rd June 2016 Donald MacDonald Quaich (Piping competition), Clan Donald Skye. 7pm

Saturday 4th June 2016 Friends of Clan Donald Skye meeting, Armadale Castle. 4pm

Saturday 16th January 2016 - Commemoration of the 270th anniversary of the Battle of Falkirk by the 1745 Association.

Wednesday 13th January 2016 - CDSH&I Academic lecture. Professor Stewart Angus presented "Lady Penelope's chateau and its canals - the history of Caisteal Ormacleit, South Uist." A summary of the lecture can be found here.

Friday 13 November 2015 - Commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Sheriffmuir (organised by the Association of Highland Clans and Societies).

Wednesday 21st October 2015 - "Hector", play about Sir Hector Macdonald - "Fighting Mac" , at Empire Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness.

Friday 7 August 2015 - Strathpeffer, Ross-shire, Blair-na-Pairc, Battle of Park: visit to battle site, seminar, march, re-enactment and act of reconciliation between the Chiefs of Clan Mackenzie and Clan Donald, followed by a ceilidh.

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