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 2020

Friday 17 April  CANCELLED1.30 pm to 2.30 pm - Annual National Trust for Scotland – 1745 Association Lecture “What if Prince Charles had won at Culloden?” given by Dr Christopher Duffy at NTS’s Culloden Visitor Centre. .  Further details of his career and publications is given at Wikipedia here. Further details can be found here along with a synopsis of his talk. Tickets for Christopher’s talk can be obtained here

Friday 17th April - CANCELLED 7 for 7.30 pm  AHCS lecture at the Glen Mhorr Hotel, Inverness. The Director of the Scottish Battlefield Trust,  Dr Arran Johnson, will be talking about the development of the Highland army from Glenfinnan to Culloden. £10 per person. Coffee and tea available. Email the Secretary to confirm your place. highlandclansociety@gmail.com

Saturday 18th April CANCELLED Battle of Culloden Commemorations 11 am Service at the Main Cairn conducted by the Gaelic Society of Inverness, followed by procession to Clan Donald Stones and wreath laying. Thereafter the Clan Donald Culloden Lunch, organised by Lois MacDonell of Glengarry, takes place at the Drumossie Hotel. Booking essential. Click here for descriptive flyer and Lunch booking form. LUNCH CANCELLED

Sunday 19th April - proposed outing Melness, Kyle of Tongue, by the 1745 Association, to view a recently installed plaque commemorating the wrecking of the Jacobite Sloop "Le Prince of Charles" on 25th March 1846. Full details are available hereCANCELLED

Thursday 7th May: POSTPONED Annual General Meeting and bring-and-share supper, with raffle (please bring prizes) 7.30 p.m. Seaforth Lodge, Fortrose                                                  

Saturday 18th July:  Inverness Highland Games and AGM of Association of Highland Clans and Societies (AHCS) CANCELLED

Saturday 3rd October: provisional date for AHCS outing to Armadale (possibly replacing Society’s usual day outing)

Saturday 21st November: 7.30 -11.30 pm. Clan Donald Ceilidh in Munlochy Hall, Ross-shire. Entertainment, dancing, light refreshments, raffle, BYOB. Please come and bring your friends.

Recent Events

Saturday, 14th March POSTPONED11am Annual Academic Lecture at the Spectrum Centre, Farraline Park (bus station), Inverness. ‘BRINGING CLAN DONALD HISTORY ALIVE! The Museum of the Isles, Armadale, Skye. An overview of the varied and valuable Clan Donald collections in the museum, with an introduction to recent acquisitions and their connection to history’ by Sue Geale, Museum Manager. 

Thursday, 13th February  - Commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe. 11am service  in St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 12 noon departure of procession from Bridge of Coe to the Memorial, for a service and wreath-laying. Lunch afterwards at the Glencoe Hotel.

Saturday, 23rd November - Clan Donald Ceilidh in Munlochy Hall, Ross-shire. Entertainment, dancing, light refreshments, raffle, BYOB.  

Monday, 16th to Thursday, 19th September – Society’s outing to the Isle of Skye to see Clan Donald sites. Photographs at foot of page and in Gallery menu.

Saturday, 13th April – Annual Battle of Culloden commemorations. 11 am Gaelic Society of Inverness service at the Main Cairn. 

Saturday, 16th March – Annual Academic Lecture by Professor Steve Mithen of Reading University "In search of Somerled: Excavation at Dunyvaig Castle 2018". Click here for an abstract of the lecture.

Wednesday, 13th February  Annual commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe. 

Saturday, 22nd September Society's day outing to Invergarry. We visited Invergarry Castle, the Well of the Heads, the Glengarry Visitor Centre and Daingean buried village. 

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Photographs courtesy of Alaine Macdonald.

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