Entries by ClanDonald

Clan Donald Canterbury Branch Meeting May 2018

Clan Donald Canterbury held their quarterly meeting on Sunday 6th May. Meetings are always in February, May, August and November and are held in the Forfar Courts Community Hall, 95 Forfar Street, St Albans. We met at 12.00 pm for a fish and chip lunch prior to the meeting. This provides a popular, and easy, […]

Commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe

This year it was the turn of New Zealand to sponsor the Clan Donald wreath at the commemoration of the Massacre of Glencoe on 13 February 2018 held in Glencoe. The wreath was laid on our behalf by Lois MacDonell of Glengarry. The sponsorship of the wreath is rotated each year among the following Clan […]

Clan Donald Canterbury 27th AGM

Clan Donald Canterbury held their AGM and Branch Meeting on Sunday 11th February. After meeting for many years in the St Albans Community Centre, we have had a change of venue. Our meeting was held in the Forfar Courts Community Hall which proved to be a very satisfactory venue and will be hired for meetings […]

154th Turakina Highland Games 2018

Sat 27th JANUARY 2018 A Little History: The first ‘Turakina Highland Games’ were held in 1864, and are New Zealand’s oldest on-land sporting event. The Games were established by the Turakina Caledonian Society Inc. – Est. 1864. Clan Donald Wellington once again did its annual pilgrimage to Turakina, a small village in the western Rangitikei […]

Waipu Highland Games 2018

It was a bright morning on New Years Day for the Waipu Highland Games at the Caledonian Grounds. However, there were some ominous dark clouds on the horizon that indicated possible rain later in the day. The official start to the Games had the Waipu Pipe Band leading the Clans March from the Monument into […]

Auckland Pre-Christmas Lunch 2017

It was a warm but showery day on Sunday the 10th of December for the Clan Donald Auckland Pre-Christmas Lunch. And once again the luncheon was held in the Highlander Bar of the Northcote Tavern. This was the 5th year that the event was held in the Highlander Bar, which not only has a fantastic […]

Hororata Highland Games 2017

The 7th annual Hororata Highland Games were held on Saturday 11th November and attracted record crowd of well over 10,000 people plus 12 pipe bands, over 100 Highland dancers, 58 solo pipers and drummers and 20 heavy athlete competitors. The weather was damp early on but right on queue at 11.00 am as the crowd stilled for […]

Clan Donald Auckland Luncheon and “Stone of Destiny” Movie

On Saturday the 14th of October the Executive and 28 members of Clan Donald Auckland met at 11.30am at Ryders in Avondale, for a rustic style home cooked lunch with trumpet ice cream for dessert, followed by the movie the “Stone of Destiny”.   Executive Committee members Geoff Parry and Lynnette McDonald chatting with members before […]

Clan Donald Hawkes Bay Dinner and Kirking of the Tartan 2017

Clan Donald Hawkes Bay held its Annual Dinner in the Community Centre, Havelock North on 1 July 2017 to coincide with International Tartan Day. The number attending was 31, somewhat down on the year before but a good turnout nonetheless considering that the event clashed with a Rugby Test between the Lions and the All […]