"under the patronage of the High Council of the Chiefs of Clan Donald"
Ranald MacDonnell of Glengarry, Sir Ian Macdonald of Sleat, Lord Macdonald of Macdonald, High Chief of ClanDonald, Ranald Macdonald of Clanranald, The Earl of Antrim, Chief of the McDonnell’s of Antrim
After many months of deliberation, Clan Donald Australia was officially formed during October 2012, at a meeting of several members of Clan Societies from around Australia in Adelaide.
Pictured above: Michael Murphy President Clan Donald SA, Norman Macdonald High Commissioner Clan Donald Australia, Neil Macdonald President Clan Donald Qld, Donald McDonald Commissioner SA, Lachlan Macdonald Commissioner NSW.
Although no tincluded in this picture, Pam McDonald Commissioner for Clan Donald West Australia, attended the meeting via the new electronic medium of Skype.
High Commissioner Norman Macdonald and Lachie Macdonald, Hon Secretary Clan Donald NSW arrive at Bundanoon April 2012
There are a 5.1 million people in Scotland, and around 40 million descendant people with Scottish descent living in other countries.
If you are of Scottish descent your allegiance would be to your Clan. From the Gaelic CLANN (meaning family or children), the clan system was integral to the highland tribal culture of Gaelic Scotland, as distinct from that of Lowland Scotland where there are also great families but no clan system.
Clan Donald have several tartans to locate the one for you go to www.tartan.scotland.net
or google tartan+scotland
Good morning all
It is with great pleasure I announce the appointment of Lachlan Macdonald, who is currently the State Commissioner NSW, will now also hold office as the Deputy High Commissioner for Clan Donald Australia.
Lachlan Macdonald is a Scottish born immigrant to Australia, he has held office within NSW for several years. He is a Gaelic speaker and fully conversant in the history, music and culture of both Clan Donald and Scotland.
The Council of High Chiefs have been advised, and have consented to this position being filled.
I congratulate Lachlan on this achievement, and request he be given the honour due to him.
“The rank is but a guinea stamp, The Man’s the gowd for a’ that”
I remain yours, in Clanship
Norman A. Macdonald
Clan Donald Australia
Clan Donald Australia recognises the invaluable assistance provided by the sponsorship of Victorian Scottish Union, Victorian Multicultural Commission, ECCV and Fachsia 2013 0804