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


Saturday 3rd - STOP PRESS It has not been possible to organise the ceilidh on Saturday 3 December, but anyone who wants to celebrate St. Andrew’s Day is welcome to join Paul Phelps and others at Hootananny’s Bar and Restaurant, 67 Church St, Inverness IV1 1ES, at 7 pm.

Paul, who is of Macdonell of Glengarry descent, is coordinating two mini hikes in Scotland at the end of November for those serving in the military and veterans to help with ptsd and mental health.

Recent events

The Society was represented at the opening of the West Highland Museum's Jacobite Exhibition which continues to 11th November.

The Society was also represented at the Glenfinnan Highland Games.

Members "attended" by Zoom the talk on "MacDonald of Glencoe Tartan" by renowned Tartan expert Peter MacDonald hosted by the West Highland Museum.

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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