RIP Ian Macdonald, PhD, (1942-2017)
We very much regret to report that The President of Clan Donald of the Highlands and Islands, Dr Ian Macdonald, passed away in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness on Friday, 17th March, 2017. He will be sadly missed by all those who knew him. Condolences to his brother, other family members and friends. His funeral was held on Friday 31st March at 12.00 noon at Inverness Crematorium.
Although Ian Macdonald’s PhD was in Chemistry, which he taught in Fortrose Academy for many years, many assumed that it was in Scottish History, because of the depth and breadth of his knowledge. In particular, he could recall dates, such as those of battles and births and deaths of monarchs, without fail. He served the Society well as President, was extremely dependable and always obliging, without any prevarication. Clan Donald has lost a true clansman who has given good service. May he rest in peace.