The MacPherson Clan will be hosting the 2019 Midwest Gathering of the Clans at the 52nd Anniversary of the Alma Highland Festival and Games. Each year the clans participate in the opening ceremony with a parade of tartans, then retreat to the Clan area to enjoy the remainder of the Festival. Back by popular demand, there will be a commemorative passport given to all children attending the Festival and we ask Clans to kindly participate with this activity by being a special place of interest of the Festival.

2019 Clans

Campbell - Saturday Only
MacAlpine - Saturday Only
MacLachlan - Saturday Only

2018 Best Clan

John Thompson and Bill & Joy Thompson

Clan MacTavish

2018 Best Clan Award Recipient

                       John Thompson and Bill & Joy Thompson


            Clan MacTacivsh, having roots that trace back to the early royal families of Donegal, Ireland and the Dalriadic settlements in the Pictish world that would be known as the Coastal Highlands of Western Scotland. It is recorded as a Clan of great antiquity with charter lands of Dunardy from the 9th century in both North and South Knapdale.


               The Clan having been dormant since near the end of the Seventeenth Century was brought out of a 200 year dormancy through the matriculation of the late Chief Dugald MacTavish of Dunardry in 1997 by the Court of Lord Lyon. His son, the 27th Hereditary Chief, Chief Steven Edward Dugald MacTavish, succeeded Chief Dugald.


               It is the mission of Clan MacTavish to foster our Scottish and MacTavish heritage and take our place as an active member of the Scottish community.

Kim Hagerty

Event Coordinator