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Clan Chiefs at the Scottish Parliament
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Please note that the Scottish Parliament web site state that they only archive these events for 30 dayss so in the event they do remove them and the download link doesn't work we have saved them for you.  That said the download link will be a lot faster that ours so do try that first.

Clan Convention (morning)  24/07/2009 download
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Part of the Scottish Governmentís Homecoming 2009 celebrations, the Convention, was chaired by Alex Fergusson MSP, Presiding Officer, and brought together Scotlandís clan chiefs and clan representatives from across the world. Delegates explored tradition and culture and debated how the kinship embodied by Scottish clans, names and families has a relevance to 21st-century Scotland. Included an address by Jim Mather MSP, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism.

Clan Convention (afternoon)  24/07/2009 download
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Diaspora (morning)  25/07/2009 download
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The event, entitled ĎA future for our pastí, discussed and debated the heritage of the Scottish diaspora; the values of Scottish identity; the links between Scotland and its diaspora; and the ways to work better together, to mutual advantage. The Presiding Officer chaired the event, with contributions from former presiding officers Sir David Steel and George Reid. The event featured a Dragonís Den-style debate and includes high-profile speakers such as Professor Tom Devine, Jim Naughtie, Lesley Riddoch and Michael Russell MSP, Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution.  

Diaspora (afternoon)  25/07/2009 download
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There were a number of interviews done by clan chiefs which can be seen at

I also got in some pictures of Clan Chiefs sent in by Doug Ross for which many thanks and here they are... and if you rest your cursor over the picture a wee box will come up identifying them.

Harold M. McIsaac, High Commissioner for Clan DONALD in New Zealand The Lady Saltoun, Chief of Clan Fraser





Clan MacIntyre Clan Ross

Information on Clan MacIntyre Information on Clan MacIntyre


Clan SCOTT (characters were representing Arctic exploration) Clan HUNTER (Pauline Hunter of Hunterston)

Clan LEASK (hereditary chief, but lacking titles & land) Prince Charles and Cammilla with Clan Chiefs. Picture taken from the BBC.

Prince Charles Camilla

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