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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 in 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

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Dear all.

The Clan Donald Society of Scotland hereby invites its members, their friends and its friends, to the annual Ceilidh on November 19th, but now completely virtual!

Due to all the problems with the virus, we are unable to host our normal ceilidh with a live audience, so we decided to hold it via the internet.

As a member, you receive an invitation by e-mail, with a link that will take you to Zoom, a program for meetings, webinars and events.

This will enable you to see us and we you!!

For our part, we hope everything goes well technically, that there are no disruptions in the broadcast, and it will be a smooth and uninterrupted event.

You can find the link in the bottom of the members e-mail.

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

- Rod MacKenzie, recitation

- Kiltearn Fiddlers

- Andrew MacDonald, guitar and vocals

- Sønderborg Pipes And Drums, Denmark. A Clan Donald pipe band

- closing music by Sandy MacDonell

Unfortunately we cannot provide drinks or snacks: you will have to serve those yourself.

The traditional dancing also presents some problems: this too can only be done at your own home!

In any case, the positive thing is: nobody will be asked to clean up afterwards.

For Clan Donald members and friends in faraway places, like the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada etc., we will broadcast the evening on YouTube, so that you can also watch the ceilidh at a later time.

The link for our YouTube channel will be provided at a later date.

We hope to welcome you to our Ceilidh via your computer or any other internet device.

For your information:

- We can accommodate up to a maximum of 500 participants;

- We URGENTLY request you to switch your microphone OFF when logging in to

Zoom, to prevent inconvenience.

See you on November 19, 7.30 pm, on the internet!

The Council.

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