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Clan Donald Chiefs

The High Council of Clan Donald Chiefs.

MacDonald of Keppoch. On 30 January 2004 the Court of Session accepted Ranald Alasdair MacDonald's petition to be recognised as the rightful heir to the chiefship of Keppoch for aught yet seen. (link to Court opinion).

Clan Donald Societies

The Clan Donald Society of Australia.

The Clan Donald Society of Canada.

The Clan Donald Society of New Zealand.

Clan Donald Society in Canterbury.

Clan Donald USA.

Central Pacific Region. Northern California and Nevada.

Central South Region. Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

Florida Region. Florida.

Great Lakes Region. Illinois, Ohio and Michigan.

Mid-Eastern Region. Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia and West Virginia.

Mid-West Region. Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota.

Mid-South Region. Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

New England Region. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

North East Atlantic Region. New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

North Pacific Region. Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Rocky Mountain Region. Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming.

South Eastern Region. Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

South Pacific Region. Southern California, Hawaii and Guam.

Clan Donald USA DNA Project.  A commercial DNA screening service offering to trace clan Donald genetic markers.  The Father of All Macdonalds, click to listen to an article from the National Post in Canada on Somerled's genetic markers.

Museums, Cultural and Academic

The Clan Donald Centre and Museum of the Isles at Armadale, Skye. Incorporating The Clan Donald Study Centre and The Clan Donald Lands Trust.

The Finlaggan Trust. The centre of the Lordship of the Isles.

Gaelic Dictionaries Online / Faclairean G�idhlig air an Eadar-L�on. A list of dictionaries available in various Gaelic languages.

The Gaelic Society of Inverness.

The Heraldry Society of Scotland.

The National Archives of Scotland.

The National Library of Scotland.

The National Museums of Scotland incorporating The Museum of Scotland.

The Manx Notebook incorporating The Chronicle of Man & The Sudreys.

Moidart Local History Group - good resource for Clanranald.

The Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland.

Sabhal Mor Ostaig. The Gaelic College on the Sleat peninsula in Skye.

The School of Celtic and Scottish Studies. The University of Edinburgh's famous school, incorporating Tocher and the PEARL electronic archive.

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland including their Proceedings online.

Associated Clans

Clan Campbell (North America)

Clan Currie

Clan MacAllister (USA)

Clan MacIntyre Society Clan MacIntyre Association.

Clan MacLeod. Associated Clan MacLeod Societies Genealogy Resource.


The Macdonalds of Glen Urquhart.

Clan Donald Records of Western Pennsylvania.

Bill Norin's Home Page. (Maritime Provinces, Canada).

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet.

Scotland's People. The official Government genealogy site with census, wills, birth, marriage and death records.

Music & Poetry

Robert Burns. Nominated to do your society's Burns Supper? Don't worry, you'll find everything you need here, including the complete works. You might also like to try the World Robert Burns Federation site. I can also recommend The Complete Songs of Robert Burns, a 12 volume (13 CD) boxed set produced by Dr Fred Freeman and featuring just about every artist still breathing in Scotland.

Allan Macdonald. Allan, of the famous Glenuig family of pipers, has teamed up with singer Margaret Stewart to produce 2 excellent albums. If you want an introduction to Scots Gaelic music, you can do no better than these albums!

The Pipe Major Angus Macdonald MBE Memorial Scholarship. A scholarship in memory of the legendary Scots Guards Pipe Major.

Dr Angus Macdonald. The senior brother of the Glenuig trio of world-class pipers.

Iain Macdonald. Formerly of the Battlefield Band and Ossian, completing the Glenuig trio of world-class pipers.

Am M�d N�iseanta R�oghail. The Royal National Mod, site in Gaelic and English.

An t-Alltan Dubh. An excellent site by N�ill Mac E�ghainn featuring a collection of Gaelic song and poetry with many works by the great Clan Donald bards.

Catriona Macdonald. Blistering Shetland Fiddler, pupil of the late Tom Anderson.

Corban Recordings. Internationally renowned Folk-Singer and Entertainer Alastair McDonald's label including the CD House of Macdonald reviewed in Newsletter No 186 (April 2002). If you have Real Player installed, you can listen to  samples of Alastair's music on the site.

Clan Donald Dutch Pipes & Drums. A pipe band in the Netherlands with Clanranald associations.

Donald Macdonald's Gaelic Pages.  Information on learning Gaelic and a good collection of Gaelic songs with translations.

Edinburgh Folk Club. Visiting Edinburgh? See what's on and come and join us.

Finlay Macdonald Band. Bringing Celtic music into the 21st Century.

Fergie Macdonald. Box player extraordinaire, ceilidh dance band leader and Moidart hotelier.

Footstompin' Celtic Music. Scotland's other favourite record company with excellent news coverage of the Scottish music scene and a lively forum.

Greentrax Recordings. Scotland's favourite record company.

MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada. An excellent collection of Gaelic and other songs with audio samples from Canada.

The National Piping Centre.

The Complete Robert Tannahill.

Scottish Internet Radio. You'll find niche shows for Gaelic Song, Scottish Country Dance music, Acoustic, Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Rock - whatever floats your boat. Listen while you browse!

Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland.


The Clanranald Hotel. Fergie Macdonald's hotel in Moidart.

Glencoe Heritage Trust.

North Antrim. Tourist site for North Antrim.

Other Sites of Interest

76th MacDonald Highlanders. A re-enactment group in Virginia, USA commemorating the regiment raised by Lord Macdonald to fight in America between 1777 and 1884.

Ancient Scotland. Excellent personal photographic collection of ancient sites in Scotland.

Canadian Catholic Historical Association. A website from the University of Manitoba with back numbers of the Association's Historical Studies publications. Click here for a particularly useful article for Canadian Clan Donald genealogy.

Clan Donald Heritage.

Clan Donald Canada. Duncan Macdonald's unofficial Canadian site.

Clan Donald - The Highland Connection.

The Clanranald Trust & Trading Post.

A Closer Look at West Highland Heraldry by Alastair Campbell of Airds, Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms.

Cyber-Scotia. An excellent site including sections on Ancient Lothian, Robert Tannahill and the Ogmios Press, which makes available Scottish texts online. If you need cheering up and are not of a prudish disposition, the highly entertaining "Ranger's Impartial List of the Ladies of Pleasure in Edinburgh, 1775" is worth a read!

Major General Sir Hector Archibald Macdonald KCB DSO ADC LLD.

The Galley Aileach. The Lord of the Isles' Galley Trust.

The Lord of the Isles. 500 years since the forfeiture of the Macdonald Lords of the Isles, here's the current holder of the title.

Macdonald Armouries.

Recollections of Marshal Macdonald (1765-1840). An online edition of the Napoleonic Marshal Jaques Etienne Macdonald's recollections originally released in 1893.

Scotland From The Roadside. An eclectic mix of all things Scottish by a member of the International Clan Donald Forum.  Of particular interest is the Norwegian account of King Haakon IV's expedition to the Sudreys.

Scottish Internet Radio. Listen while you browse, even learn to speak Gaelic. Requires Real Player. If you like Gaelic Song, then Fiona Mackenzie's Kitchen Ceilidh is the programme for you.

Wilderness Scotland arrange walking tours, adventure holidays and wilderness experiences to let you see Scotland in the raw!

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