Mhic Alasdair - MacDonell of Glengarry
Ranald Euan MacDonell, 23rd Chief of Glengarry.
Glengarry was born on 11 November
1941. He attended Bryanston School from 1955-1959. Continuing his
education in 1961, he studied at St. John's College, Cambridge,
until graduation in 1964. He travelled worldwide as a businessman,
retiring at the end of 2001. Glengarry was the Director of London &
Scandinavian Metallurgical Co Limited. This company is a producer of
metals, alloys and chemicals, and is owned by Safeguard
International / Metallurg Inc., USA.
Since his retirement, he has had the
great pleasure of marrying the very lovely Carolyn Richardson on the
9th of May 2002. Clan Donald was privileged to meet the new Lady
Glengarry very shortly afterwards, at the High Council of Clan
Donald Chiefs' Tour of Uist and Skye.
Another very special memory for the
Glengarrys followed on the heels of that tour, as they attended the
Clan Donald USA AGM in Charleston, South Carolina that September.
Not only charming all they met, Lady Glengarry was treated to a
surprise birthday celebration.
Glengarry is extraordinarily proud of
his two daughters by his first marriage. Fiona Jane, the eldest,
born in 1971, is now Mrs. Cumber. She has presented the family with
two grandchildren, Sam James Cumber, arriving in 1999, followed by
Phoebe Cumber, in 2001. His second daughter, Victoria Ann, born in
1972, is working in northern England.
The Chief is now able to put a little
time into an enjoyment of his own. He is singing first bass with a
local choral society, which recently performed Hayden's "Nelson
When reminiscing about clan memories,
he is quick to mention the Raven's Rock Memorial to his father at
Armadale. A ceremony marking its unveiling during the Uist / Skye
Tour in 2002 was the culmination of effort, time and devotion on the
part of many, and serves to remind members of the 22nd chief's
special personality as well as the many years of service he gave to
Glengarry expresses his first
aspiration for Clan Donald to go forward as a modern thinking
organisation, and while knowing and understanding our history, avoid
spending too much time "wallowing" in the injustices of the past. He
hopes to see the High Council of Clan Donald Chiefs function as a
professionally run and properly funded body.
The MacDonell of Glengarry motto is: "Creagan-an-Fhithich".
Sloinneadh: Aonghais Ragnhaill
Ẹghann mac Aonghais Ragnhaill Domhnaill mhic Aonghais Ragnhaill 'ic
Aonghais Ragnhaill Uilleam 'ic Aonghais Ragnhaill 'ic Aonghais
Ragnhaill 'ic Aonghais Ragnhaill 'ic Ragnhaill 'ic Domhnaill 'ic
Aonghais 'ic Ragnhaill 'ic Domhnaill Gorm 'ic Domhnaill 'ic Aonghais
Aluinn 'ic Alasdair 'ic Iain 'ic Alasdair na Coille 'ic Domhnaill 'ic Ragnhaill 'ic Eoin 'ic Aonghais Og 'ic Aonghais Mhor 'ic Domhnaill 'ic
Ragnhaill 'ic Somhairle.