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 Honored Guest
Clan Motto: Sapienter si sincere (From the Latin: Modern translation: With Sincerity Comes Wisdom)
Gaelic Name: MacDhaibhidh
Clan Plant Badge: Red Whortleberry (Link)
Our Chief: Grant Guthrie Davidson, 3rd of Davidston resides in New Zealand.
Clan Davidson is a Great Scottish Highland Clan with roots which go back to at least the 14th Century. It is believed that the Clan originated in the valley of the Spey River between the Cairngorm Mountains to the south and east and the Monadhliath Mountains to the north and west. The modern-day Scottish towns of Kingussie, Newtonmore and Avimore are located in the heart of the ancient Clan Davidson lands.
Clan Davidson is rich in the history of the Scottish Highlands, sharing in Scotland’s triumphs and defeats. Clan Davidson is not an entity which has faded into the dust of history past…indeed, the Clan is very much alive and its influence has spread to the four corners of the Earth.
The Global presence of modern Clan Davidson has its manifestation in four formal organizations: the Clan Davidson Association in United Kingdom; the Clan Davidson Society in the United States of America; the Clan Davidson Society in Australia; and the Clan Davidson Society in New Zealand. Of these four, the Clan Davidson Society, North America is the longest continuously active organization in existence since its birth in the late 1970s.
Regardless which of the four organizations you may seek affiliation with, we’re all Davidsons under the skin of our national origins. We share the same traditions and history and enjoy a warm collegial relationship with many strong international friendships springing up.
2018 Best Clan
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.
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