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 Vice President SA, Lachlan Macdonald Commissioner NSW.
Although not included in this picture, Pam McDonald Commissioner for Clan Donald West Australia, attended the meeting via the new electronic medium of Skype.
High Commissioner Clan Donald Australia Norman Macdonald and Lachie Macdonald, Deputy High Commissioner Clan Donald Australia, State Commissioner, President Clan Donald NSW marching to Bundanoon.
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
There are several interesting roles played by members of many of the Clan Donald associations in Australia
Clan Donald Australia
- Secretary Mr John McQuillen
Clan Donald NSW
Mr Lachlan Macdonald
Clan Donald SA
Mr Michael Murphy -
Clan Donald Qld
Mr Neil Macdonald
Clan Donald Western Australia:
Ms Pam McDonald
Clan Donald Victoria Society Inc:
Clan Macdonald Yarraville :
Trevor Skinner firstname.lastname@example.org
William Bell email@example.com
Malcolm Macdonald, Toiseich firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have email addresses for our friends across the "pond" in New Zealand
William Macdonald, Castle Invergarry Council of Finlaggin email@example.com
High Commissioner NZ
In USA :
John Bay Macdonald
And most important of all, our chiefs in Scotland
Rob Macdonald Parker firstname.lastname@example.org
Clan Donald Australia recognises the vaulable assistance provided to our societies through Facshia, OMAC, along with affiliations with Victorian Scottish Union, Scots of Victoria CoOrdinating Group, Scottish Heritage Group, Celtic Council