Clan Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands

Comann Chlann Dòmhnaill na Gàidhealtachd ìs nan Eilean

Mission Statement

To create a focus for people who belong to Scotland’s largest clan, which includes Macdonalds of Sleat, Clanranald, and Glencoe and MacDonalds/MacDonells of Glengarry, Keppoch and Antrim.

Latest change, 27 August, to the web site can be found here.

Enquiries about any of the events below should be directed to the Secretary at

Forthcoming Events 2015

Saturday 17 October Lowering of the Canadian flag at the Sir John A Macdonald cairn in Rogart, Sutherland.

Wednesday 21st October "Hector", play about Sir Hector Macdonald - "Fighting Mac" , at Empire Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness. Further details here.

23rd October to 9th December performances of 'Hector' elsewhere in Scotland and in London.

Saturday 5 December CDSH&I Annual Ceilidh 7.30 pm - 11.30 pm, Munlochy Village Hall, Ross-shire. Entertainment, Dancing, Piping, Raffle, Light refreshments, BYOB. Raffle prizes welcome. £10, members £6. All welcome! Further details here.


Wednesday 13th January Academic lecture. Professor Stewart Angus will present "Lady Penelope's chateau and its canals - the history of Caisteal Ormacleit, South Uist." A pen-picture of Professor Angus can be found here.

Saturday 13th February commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe. 11am Service in St Mary's Church, 12 noon march to memorial and ceremony. Lunch afterwards at the Glencoe Hotel. Reservations via the Secretary.

Saturday 5th March 11am commemoration of the birth of Major General Sir Hector Macdonald at Mitchell Hill Cemetry, Dingwall. All welcome.

Saturday 16th April commemoration of the Battle of Culloden. 11am Gaelic Society of Inverness Service at the Main Cairn, followed by laying of wreaths at Clan Donald Stones and a lunch at the Drumossie Hotel, for which booking is essential. Contact Lois MacDonell of Glengarry at or 23 castle Street, Fortrose, IV10 8TH

Recent Events

Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 September Society's outing to Ardnamurchan and Kinlochmoidart.

Friday 7 August Strathpeffer, Ross-shire, Blair-na-Pairc, Battle of Park: visit to battle site, seminar, march, re-enactment and act of reconciliation between the Chiefs of Clan Mackenzie and Clan Donald, followed by a ceilidh. For full details click here.

Saturday 18 July Inverness Highland Games and AHCS AGM

Friday 17 April 7.30 pm Association of Highland Clans and Societies (ACHS) talk.

Saturday 18 April 11 am Service of Commemoration at the Culloden Battlefield, Main Cairn, wreath-laying and Clan Donald lunch - with guest speaker Dr Stuart Allan of the National Museums of Scotland - at the Drumossie Hotel arranged by Lois MacDonell of Glengarry (booking essential).

An interesting collection of photographs is available on the Facebook page.

Enquiries about the web site should be directed to the Secretary at