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, 26 July, 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

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 15 August Glenfinnan Highland Games

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

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

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!


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.

Recent Events

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).

Saturday 7 March 11 am CDSH&I Commemoration of the birth of Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald at Mitchell Hill Cemetery, Dingwall. Wreaths were laid by the Lord Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, a representative of Clan Donald, a local Councillor, the Gordon Highlanders, Royal British Legion, Army Cadets, Dingwall Academy representatives and others. All are welcome. This is an annual event held on the first Saturday in March.

Friday 13 February CDSH&I, The Glencoe Heritage Trust and St Mary's Episcopal Church, Glencoe. Commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe. 

Wednesday 14 January  CDSH&I Annual Academic Lecture, "The Lordship of the Isles" was delivered by Dr. Ian Macdonald in the Dunbar Centre, Church Street, Inverness.

Monday 12 January Lois MacDonell of Glengarry. presented "Donald MacDonell: Fighter Pilot, Diplomat and Clan Chief" to the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Local History Group.

Saturday 6 December Annual CLAN DONALD Ceilidh was held in the Munlochy Hall, Ross-shire.

Wednesday 22 October, 7.30 pm 'An Aspect of Rogart Parish' by John Macdonald. Highland Family History Society event at Highland Archives.

Saturday 18 October Lowering of the Canadian flag at the memorial cairn to Sir John A Macdonald, Rogart, Sutherland. 2.30 p.m. This event was organised by the Rogart Local Historical Society but unfortunately had to be cancelled

Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September Homecoming Inverness Highland Gathering, including a march through the City.

16 August - Glenfinnan Highland Games

30 July Arisaig Highland Games and Clan Donald Gathering.

19 July Inverness Highland Games

27 June – Pipefest Stirling – march of pipe bands, clansfolk and others through Stirling.

28 and 29 June – Commemoration of the Battle of Bannockburn - Blàr Allt nam Bànag - on 24th June, 1341.

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

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