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 2019

Wednesday, 13th February – Annual commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe. 11 am Service in St Mary’s Church, 12 noon march begins from the Bridge of Coe to the Memorial, where a service takes place. Lunch afterwards at the Glencoe Hotel. To book for lunch please contact the Society.

Saturday, 16th March – 11 am The Spectrum Centre, Farraline Park, Inverness. 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.

Saturday, 13th April – Annual Battle of Culloden commemorations. 11 am Gaelic Society of Inverness service at the Main Cairn. The Clan Donald group will gather behind Piper Sandy MacDonell to march to the Clan Donald Stones, give reverence and lay wreaths. Lunch at the Drumossie Hotel afterwards, with piping and speeches, costs £30 and is by reservation only. Please contact Lois MacDonell of Glengarry loismac4@btinternet.com or 01381 620121.

Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June - Commemoration of the Battle of Glen Shiel - organised by the 1745 Association and the AHCS. Venues: Inverness, Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie and Glen Shiel. Details will appear on the AHCS website: www.highlandclans.org  

Saturday 8th June - CDLT Friends meeting at Armadale.

Saturday 20th July - Inverness Highland Games and ACHS AGM

Monday 16th to Thursday 19th September – Society’s outing to the Isle of Skye to see Clan Donald sites.  For three nights, two dinners, two lunches and entrances, the total cost will be approx £410,. Fuller details available shortly. There is limited hotel availability, so booking early is recommended - £100 deposit secures a place. Write to contact@clandonald.org or call Lois MacDonell on 01381 620121. Click here for fuller details. 

Recent Events

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. 

Saturday 14th April Commemoration of the Battle of Culloden 11 am Gaelic Society of Inverness Service at the Main Cairn, followed by laying of wreaths at the Clan Donald Stones and luncheon at the Drumossie Hotel.

Saturday 17th March Annual Academic Lecture "Jacobite Arms and Martial culture - an Insight into Steel" by Paul Macdonald, Custom Sword Maker and Master-at-Arms,  Click here for poster. Photographs at foot of page.

Tuesday 13th February Commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe. The service at 11am in St Mary’s Episcopal Church was followed at 12 noon by a march from the Bridge of Coe to the Memorial and a ceremony, with wreath-laying.

Saturday 20th January Clan Donald attended a day of activities commemorating the Battle of Falkirk in January 1746, organised by the 1745 Association. The main focus was the unveiling of a plaque by the present Chief of Glengarry to remember "Young Glengarry" (2nd son of the 12th Chief) who was killed in a tragic accident on the day after the battle.  

Monday September 18th to Thursday 21st Society Outing to Islay. Click here for the itineray that can be printed.

4th to 26th August Edinburgh Military Tattoo.  

Saturday 19th August Glenfinnan Gathering and Highland Games.

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

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

Saturday 18th March The Annual Lecture took place at the the Spectrum Centre, Farraline Park, Inverness. Speaker - the Lord Lyon. From 14th to 21st Century! A video of the lecture can be viewed, courtesy of Chas Mac Donald, by clicking hereMonday 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.

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