Saturday, 14 November 2009

Clan Donald Society planned for Highlands and Islands

From the Stornoway Gazette, 10 November 2009
Clan Donald Society planned for Highlands and Islands

CLAN Donald, which in the days of its Lordship of the Isles held sway over huge tracts of the Highlands and Islands - from the Butt of Lewis to the Glens of Antrim - is seeking to establish with others a Clan Donald Society of the Highlands and Islands.

The Society would hold meetings and ceilidhs and aim to bring about a focus for people in the Highlands and Islands who belong to Scotland's largest clan, which is in itself an amalgam of clans including those of Sleat, Clanranald, Glengarry, Keppoch, Glencoe and Antrim.

Events featuring guest speakers on Clan Donald topics or field trips to places of interest (such as Culloden Battlefield or the Museum of the Isles at the Clan Donald Lands Trust based on Skye) are just some of the ideas that the steering group is considering.

"But what we would like to know is the level of interest throughout the Highlands and Islands in such a society and what people would be looking for," said Alan Macdonald.

If you are of Clan Donald descent, are interested in this idea and would like to participate, please e-mail Graham MacDonell, the group's media relations officer, at: graham_macdonell (at) yahoo.co.uk or post to: Suite 324 – 24 Station Square, Inverness IV1 1LD.

Here is the original link:
http://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news/Clan-Donald-Society-planned-for.5810605.jp

Alasdair Macdonald
Professional Genealogy Research Service

1 comment:

  1. MY NAME IS MAX MILTON MACALISTER ESQ.I WOULD LIKE YOU TO SEND ME ANY GENEOLOGICAL INFORMATION ON MY ANCESTORS FROM "STRATHAIRD" ESTATE ,SLEAT,ISLE OF SKYE.I AM DESCENDED FROM ALEXANDER MACALISTER ESQ OF "STRATHAIRD",BORN 1744,DIED 1832.HOPEFULLY, AT THIS POINT HERE IN MY E/M, SOMEONE THERE CAN TELL ME WHERE HE IS BURIED AS I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND THIS OUT.ALEXANDER WAS THE ELDEST SON OF RANALD MACALISTER OF "TRESLANE",BORN 1715,DIED 1762 ---(ALSO TRYING TO FIND WHERE RANALD IS BURIED TO.),SKIRRINISH,ISLE OF SKYE,FACTOR FOR CLAN RANALD,AND MARRIED TO ANNE MACDONALD OF KINGSGURGH IN 1742,THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF OLD KINGSBURGH ,ALEX.MACDONALD. I ALSO HAVE A 5 PAGE DOCUMENT IN LATIN SENT TO ME ON 17/8/2012 FROM THE NAS.,DOCUMENT NUMBER NAS.02024 C22 143, WHICH I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE YOU TO TRANSLATE FOR ME DATED,12TH AUGUST ,1835.IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE "STRATHAIRD" ESTATE WHICH I THINK COULD BE IMPORTANT.
    I HAVE RECENTLY CONTACTED ALASTAIR MACDONALD REGARDING THE CLAN DONALD DNA TESTING .I HAVE HAD A 12 POINT TEST DONE ,BUT I AM NOW IN THE PROCESS OF HAVEING THAT UPGRADED TO A 67 POINT.
    I RUN CLAN MACALISTER HERE IN MELBOURNE ,AUSTRALIA.MY E/M ADDRESS IS ...tramcar@bigpond.com I have a clan Macalister website at .....www.vicnet.net.au/~clanmaca
    THE POINT I AM CONTACTING YOU APART FROM THE ABOVE REQUESTS , IS BECAUSE IN YOUR CLAN DONALD HISTORY BOOK ,VOLUME 111,PUB.1904, QUOTE MY "STRATHAIRD"LINE OF MACALISTERS AS BEING EXTINCT,NON EXISTENT, AFTER THE DEATH OF OLD ALEXANDER MACALISTER IN APRIL OF 1832 ,AND THIS IS WRONG ,WRONG, WRONG.I STRONGLY REQUEST THAT THIS BE CORRECTED.DEBRETTS AND BURKES QUOTE THE SAME AND IT HAS BEEN A GREAT SOURCE OF MISINFORMATION AND TROUBLE AND TOTAL INCONVENIENCE.IT IS AN INSULT TO ME AND MY ANCESTORS .AM I PRESUMED TO HAVE FALLEN OUT OF AN ELPHANT`S BEHIND?.....MAGGIE MACDONALD AT THE CLAN DONALD CENRE IN ARDVASSER HAS ALL MY DETAILS AND AGREES THAT A MISTAKE HAS BEEN MADE.I HAVE ALSO ENGAGED DR.BRUCE DURIE,ONE OF SCOTLANDS RENOWNED RESEARCHERS AND GENEALOGISTS REGARDING THIS MATTER.THE CLAN MACALISTER SOCIETY IN AMERICA,OF WHICH CLAN MACALISTER AUSTRALIA IS A 15 YEAR MEMBER ALSO HAVE MY PARTICULARS AND AGREE THAT A MISTAKE HAS BEEN PERPETRATED.LYNN McALISTER IS THE CLAN HISTORIAN THERE ,AND HAS WROTE MANY ITEMS FOR THEIR JOURNAL.FOR MY GRANT OF ARMS ON MAY 8TH 1995,VLOUME 78,31ST PAGE,I WAS RECOGNISED AND ACCEPTED AS A CADET OF THE "TARBERT CASTLE " BRANCH OF MACALISTERS ,BECAUSE OF THE MARRIAGE OF DR.DUNCAN MACALISTER IN 1793 TO JANNETTE MACALISTER ,ELDEST AND ONLY SURVIVING CHILD OF THE 1ST MARRIAGE OF HER FATHER ,ALEXANDER MACALISTER ESQ.OF "STRATHAIRD"I WAS NOT RECOGNISED AS BEING "SENIOR OF STRATHAIRD"BECAUSE OF THE MISINFORMATION IN YOUR CLAN DONALD HISTORY BOOK AND THE ASSUMPTION THAT THERE WERE NO MALE HEIRS OR SURVIVORS.THIS HAS CAUSED ME VERY GREAT SADDNESS AND DISTRESS.TO PUT IT MILDLY ,I AM TOTALLY P OFF. I HAD CAPT.IAN MACDONALD OF CLACHAN,KINTYRE DO AN EXTENSIVE RESEARCH FOR ME INTO MY ANCESTRY .THIS WAS FORWARDED TO ALASTAIR CAMPBELL OF AIRDS ,UNICORN PURSUIVANT WHO REPRESENTED ME FOR MY APPLICATION.
    PLEASE DO ME THE SERVICE OF A RETURN E/MAIL.
    POSTED TO YOU ON 24TH JUNE ,2013. PER MARE PER TERRAS. THE MACALISTERS STAND TO THE RIGHT OF CLAN DONALD. BE IT ALSO KNOWN THAT I AM ALSO A MASONIC KNIGHT TEMPLAR.

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