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, 19 October, to the web site can be found here.

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

Forthcoming Events 2014

Saturday 22 November, 7.30 - midnight. "The CEILIDH of the CLANS", hosted by Clan Mackenzie Society at Strathpeffer Pavilion, Ross-shire. Buffet, Music, Dance. £15 Advance booking essential.

Saturday 6 December Annual Ceilidh in Munlochy Hall, Ross-shire. Entertainment, Dancing, Piping, Raffle, light refreshments, BYOB 7.30 p.m - 11.30 pm.

Forthcoming Events 2015

Wednesday 14 January Annual Academic Lecture, "The Lordship of the Isles" by Dr. Ian Macdonald. 7.30 pm The Dunbar Centre, Church Street, Inverness.

Friday 13 February Commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe. 11 am Eucharist in St. Mary's Church. 12 noon March to the Memorial for the annual service, followed by lunch at the Glencoe Hotel (reservations with the Secretary).

Saturday 7 March 11 am CDSH&I Commemoration of the birth of Major-General Sir Hector Macdonald at Mitchell Hill Cemetery, Dingwall.

Saturday 18 April 11 am Service of Commemoration at the Culloden Battlefield, Main Cairn, wreath-laying and Clan Donald lunch at the Drumossie Hotel arranged by Lois MacDonell of Glengarry (booking essential).

Saturday 16 May Ceremony for the raising of the Canadian flag at the Sir John A Macdonald memorial in Rogart, with a memorial walk and lunch. This event is organised by a group of local people.

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. Full details to follow later.

Recent Events

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 is organised by a local group and unfortunately had to be cancelled

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

19 July 2014 Inverness Highland Games

15 - 30 July Howling Events ‘An Tilleadh 2014’ - this includes the Arisaig Highland Games and Clan Donald Gathering on 30 July.

30 July Arisaig Highland Games and Clan Donald Gathering.

16 August - Glenfinnan Highland Games

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

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