11 January 2022Battle of Culloden Commemoration
Saturday 16 April
Procession from Culloden Visitor Centre to Main Cairn
Gaelic Society of Inverness ceremony and wreath laying at the Main Cairn
Clan Donald party departs via Jacobite line (for the first time in several years) to lay wreaths at Clan Donald markers and stones
Lunch at the Drumossie Hotel, which is formal and seated and for which booking is essential.
Further details to follow.
05 January 2022Glencoe Commemoration
It is hoped to observe the annual commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe on 13 February.
There will be a service in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Glencoe, at 11 am, led by the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. Then people should gather at the Bridge of Carnoch for the procession to the memorial, where there will be a service of commemoration and laying of wreaths.
Afterwards there is an informal lunch at the Glencoe Inn.
Anyone wishing to attend the lunch should contact Ann McGhee on firstname.lastname@example.org or (UK) 07831196164.
19 December 2021Class talk to The 1745 Association
In this talk, Glen MacDonald tells the story behind The 1745 Association's two new plaques at Monkstadt House on the Isle of Skye. In late June 1746, the fugitive Charles Edward Stuart landed on the Isle of Skye in the company of Flora MacDonald seeking refuge and support from the Chief of the Macdonalds of Skye and his wife at Monkstadt House. Glen, who managed and led the project to erect the plaques, tells the story of how this plan nearly went badly awry and provides a fascinating insight into the attitude and tortuously convoluted approach of the Skye chiefs towards the Rising.
Best wishes for a happy Christmas and a better New Year.
08 November 2021Watch our Virtual Annual Ceilidh 2021 on Youtube
Here you have our poster we mailed to many of you with an invitation to the Virtual Annual Ceilidh 2021 of the Society, live via Zoom.
We had a succesfull evening and everybody was happy with the musical performances that were on offer.
As we have announced, we have a new Youtube channel for the Society and we have uploaded the recorded Ceilidh for all who missed and still want to take a look at it.
We have the link for you here: Virtual Annual Ceilidh on YouTube
Please enjoy watching and remember: you can always become a member of the Clan Donald Society of Scotland and belong to the greatest clan of them all!
The program includes music and dance, recitation and we have even included a quiz with some small prizes to be won!
- Word of welcome by Lois MacDonell of Glengarry, president of the Society
- Sandy MacDonell, Piper of the Society
- Dutch Pipes and Drums, the Netherlands. A Clan Donald pipe band
- Highland Dancing. Could be two groups: from Holland and/or Denmark
- Quiz, presented by Ramsey McGhee
- Ron MacKenzie, recitation
- Kiltearn Fiddlers
- Andrew Macdonald, guitar and vocals
- Sønderborg Pipes And Drums, Denmark. A Clan Donald pipe band
- closing music by Sandy MacDonell