Welcome from the President

In these uncertain times - welcome!

It’s one thing to try and promote links in normal times but it’s quite another with a pandemic on our hands!

And as I write that is the situation and unfortunately it looks likely to be so for quite some time. We don’t know how it is all going to pan out but at least we have the marvels of modern social-media to be able to communicate!

Our Society exists to help promote links with Clan Donald members around the world and in many ways the coronavirus is putting this to the test.

So, welcome to this web-site! We also have an excellent Face-Book page. At least we can share news and ideas even if we can’t physically get to anything! As of writing just about every event we might be interested in for the next few months has either been cancelled or postponed.

We are all being affected by efforts to contain the virus and in this respect we have a battle on our hands. As a Clan we are proud of our history, with stories of so many who have stood and even fought for great ideals. Yet at the same time they were willing to play their part in acts of mercy and compassion. Such qualities are needed today in the fight against this incredibly difficult and unseen foe so let’s do what we can to help in our own situations. Let’s too be standing firmly in support of all those working so hard in medicine and government to bring care and ultimately we trust an effective vaccine.

We try very hard to keep this web-site up to date and thanks to our web-master - who prefers to be anonymous! - we largely succeed! So have a good browse and enjoy the many articles and photos that help keep us all in touch and also help bring our history alive.

Yours ever

William Mather, President, Clan Donald of the Highlands and Islands, 18th March 2020.

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