Clans

Clans

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

Baird
Boyd
Campbell - Saturday Only
Davidson- AGM
Donald
Donnachaidh
Fraser
Gordon
Graham
Gunn
Hay
Henderson
Irvine
Kincaid
MacAlpine - Saturday Only
MacCallum/Malcom- Vipe President, Maj. Tara MacCallum
MacFarlane
MacIntyre
MacKay
MacKenzie
MacLachlan - Saturday Only
MacLaren
MacLeod
MacPherson
MacTavish
Murray
Stewart
Young 
 

2019 Honored Guest

Clan Davidson

clan davidson

Clan Davidson

 

The Clan

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 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.

Please send registration & payment to :

ALMA HIGHLAND FESTIVAL PO BOX 516 Alma, MI 48801