Members will be pleased to know that, with the current gradual easing of COVID-19 related restrictions in Scotland, House of Bruar have very recently reopened
A warm Highland greeting welcomes you to Beechwood Cottage B&B.
Many of our members must have been hoping for almost any good news from Scotland in the troubling times we are living through. Although there is still some very minor "snagging" work for the contractors to finish off, I am very happy indeed to report, somewhat belatedly, just such a good news item. Phase 2 of the repairs to Struan Kirk was essentially completed this Spring.
Your Council greatly regrets to have to inform members of the resignation, for personal reasons, of our Clan Secretary for the past three years, Catriona Macaulay.
Cancellation of 2020 Clan Gathering and News of Museum and 2020 Clan Annual.
Reports from the 2019 AGM published on our website.
Iain Reid, chosen unanimously by Council, has taken over the position of Vice Chair.
It all began with a casual observation about how many tunes are dedicated to someone with the name Robertson.
Beechwood B&B are offering a 20% Winter discount when booking 2 night or more from 1 December 2019 – 31 March 2020 (excluding Christmas and New Year).
The Clan Donnachaidh Society is making preliminary enquiries into hiring a coach during its 2020 Clan Gathering, 17th August – 23rd August to attend the Tattoo.
Many of our members have I’m sure been wondering when they would see another update on repairs to Struan Kirk. Donors to the Society’s Kirk fund are no doubt anxious to see some concrete evidence that the funds are being spent, and of course spent to good purpose. (by Gillespie Robertson, Clan Society Council Chairman)
The 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.
The Council is very happy indeed to report that another long-standing and well known Clan Donnachaidh Society member and distinguished Officer, Andrew Duncan, has accepted the title of Honorary Vice President.
As already intimated by her to all Clan branches over the past year, our IVC, Christy Duncan Lange, will complete her 9th year as a Council member this year.
Our Chairman has asked that members be informed of the death a few weeks ago, after a long illness, of Sir Alexander "Sandy" Reid, Bt.
John and Janet Duncan have agreed to serve as Journey Home Consultants for the Clan Donnachaidh Society.
The programme of events and booking forms are now available on our website.
I’m sure that all Clan Society members, especially those who have already contributed to the Kirk, are still contemplating doing so, or may be thinking of doing so either a second time or on a more regular basis for the future, have been wondering about progress made by the Struan Kirk Trust since the purchase went through last August. (by Gillespie Robertson, Clan Society Council Chairman)
Catriona, our Clan Society Secretary, has published her second Newsletter.
Catriona has asked that the 2018 A.G.M. Meeting Minutes be published on the website. Please follow this link.
This book, by Donald Reid, may be purchased by emailing Admin at the Clan Office. The price for the Book is £6.99/USD$10 plus p&p and must be paid through PayPal.
Some members will already have heard this, but we wish to inform the entire membership that the purchase of Struan Kirk from the Church of Scotland...
The gallery of The Chief’s Dinner is now available from the link below. Please use the code 180818 to view and purchase the photos.
On 15-16 September the East Lothian battle weekend will feature a special commemoration of the Battle of Prestonpans, at which a new memorial table of the clans will be unveiled.
The booking forms for the 2018 AGM & Gathering are now available from the link below. There is an on-line version along with printable versions of the form. (NOW CLOSED)
Catriona has asked that the recent E.G.M. Meeting Minutes be published on the website. Please follow this link.
I’m following up on the appeal letter sent out from our Chief and the Society’s Chairman last September and am happy to be able to report very good news.
Catriona is delighted to confirm that the Fisher's Hotel, Pitlochry, will give 10% discount to Members booking accommodation, for the 2018 Gathering, with them using this special code. (CD150818)
Northlands B&B in Pitlochry has an offer to those attending the 2018 Gathering
Catriona, our Clan Society Secretary, has published her first Newsletter.
To honour our Clan Chief, Gilbert Robertson of Struan, on his 35th year as Chief of Clan Donnachaidh and on his 80th birthday.
Can you help save this wonderful church for Clan Donnachaidh?
The Clan Museum at Bruar is now open. Unfortunately the Little House Shop is permanently closed.
A photo album has been added to our site for all things Donnachaidh. Please have a look and also share your Clan photos with us.