ollowing the recent death of Sir Alexander Reid, our Council is delighted to report that The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, KT, GCMG, PC, FRSA, FRSE has accepted the Society’s invitation to be our new Hon. President.
George Robertson has a public profile and a record of distinction which truly bring lustre to Clan Donnachaidh. His long and varied list of honours, both national and international, is quite remarkable. It’s a tribute to the significance which he attaches to our history and common ancestry that he has acknowledged this new honour, arguably very different from some of his others, with the particular pride and personal pleasure which he expressed to our Chairman when accepting our invitation.
George has of course lent his name and support to us in the past, as Patron of the Clan’s Charitable Trust when it was a separate entity and before the Society itself became a fully fledged Charity. More recently he was an enthusiastic and generous supporter of the Clan’s role in the setting up of the Struan Kirk Trust to acquire the kirk.