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Hororata Highland Games 2022

                                                                                   The Hororata Highland Games were not held last year due to the Covid restrictions, […]

Clan Donald Canterbury: The Kirkin of the Tartan 2022

After missing last year’s Kirkin of the Tartan because of Covid 19, this years’ Kirkin of the Tartan was held on Sunday 9 October, by the Canterbury Scottish Heritage Council at the Village Presbyterian Church, 365a Ilam Road, Christchurch. There was a good attendance of clan representatives. The Kirkin’ was taken by the Moderator of […]

Clan Donald Canterbury: Visit to Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch

On Sunday 3 April, Clan Donald Canterbury members visited the Ferrymead Heritage Park, located in the Heathcote Valley, at the site of New Zealand’s first public railway. Ferrymead features an early 1900s township and has a variety of restored houses, cottages, businesses, a school, post office, stables, church, and railway station. Early Christchurch restored houses […]

Clan Donald Canterbury’s Weekend Away 1st – 3rd October 2021

In line with our recent annual weekends away, we again chose to visit one of our local areas. This year we based ourselves in the country town of Amberley which is fifty kms north of Christchurch. While Amberley’s previous focus was on rural services, it has now become a tourism and lifestyle destination. It is […]

Clan Donald Canterbury 30th Anniversary Dinner

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Clan Donald Canterbury, we held a successful Anniversary Dinner at the Hornby Club on Saturday 22 May. The 50 guests assembled at 5.30 pm and before dinner at 6.00 pm were entertained by local Scottish singer, Willie McArthur.   Willie McArthur entertained guests prior to the dinner.   Maggie Donald […]

Clan McPhee Society of New Zealand Clan Gathering Formal Dinner

In conjunction with their AGM held in Dunedin 8-10th May, Clan McPhee held a Clan Gathering Formal Dinner on Saturday night 8th May in the Southern Cross Hotel. Members from a number of clans attended including 12 Clan Donald representatives. Guest were treated to a wonderful evening which included piping, Highland dancing and an interesting speech […]

Mini Golf – Clan Donald Canterbury

On Saturday 6th March, Clan Donald Canterbury members met at Ferrymead Golf to play a round of mini golf. Our intention was to hold an event that could be enjoyed by a range of members including our younger members. In pleasant conditions we had a fun afternoon and on completion of the golf we enjoyed […]

The 28th Paeroa Highland Games

The Paeroa Highland Games are the lucky games with the weather. Every year early February has beautifully fine weather, and it was no exception on the 13th of February 2021 for the Highland Games and Tattoo in the Paeroa Domain. The domain has many mature trees, which gave plenty of shade for the large crowd of […]