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Clan Donald, also known as Clan MacDonald (Scottish Gaelic: MacDhòmhnaill), is a Highland Scottish clan and one of the largest Scottish clans. The chiefs of the Clan Donald held the title of Lord of the Isles until 1495 and two of the chiefs also held the title of Earl of Ross until 1476. There are also numerous branches to the Clan Donald and several of these have chiefs recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms; these are: Clan Macdonald of Sleat, Clan Macdonald of Clanranald, Clan MacDonell of Glengarry, Clan MacDonald of Keppoch, and Clan MacAlister.

Notable branches without chiefs so-recognised are: the Clan MacDonald of Dunnyveg, Clan MacDonald of Lochalsh, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and the MacDonalds of Ardnamurchan. The MacDonnells of Antrim are a cadet branch of the MacDonalds of Dunnyveg but do not belong to the Scottish associations and have a chief officially recognised in Ireland.

  • 02:09 Clan Macdonald Chief's Delight At Gathering

    Clan Macdonald Chief's Delight At Gathering

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    "I think it's exceeded my wildest expectations," was the excitedly positive message from Lord Macdonald, High chief of the clan Donald, as he attended The Gathering in Edinburgh. From the article at http://scotland.stv.tv/the-gathering/111780-clan-macdona

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  • 05:54 Crusader Kings And Clan MacDonald

    Crusader Kings And Clan MacDonald

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    Interested in your history? I can't help you, there! What I can do is give you a couple of links to my family history. I can trace my ancestry back to Clan MacDonald (although before the 1600s or 1700s, my family isn't certain where we came from), the hal

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  • 05:17 The Clan MacDonald

    The Clan MacDonald

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    A song about the massacre of the clan Macdonald at Glencoe. Visit Christine Weir's website at http://www.christineweir.co.za. Visit the Glencoe Heritage Trust at http://www.glencoe-heritage-trust.com/

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  • 09:49 Popular The Murder Of  Clan MacDonald Of Glencoe Part 1

    The Murder Of Clan MacDonald Of Glencoe Part 1

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    Historical documentary about the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe

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  • 51:36 Popular The Blood Is Strong -  It Is No Joy Without Clan Donald

    The Blood Is Strong - It Is No Joy Without Clan Donald

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    The first episode traces the early story of the Gaelic Scots, a people who developed a separate language and culture in the West Highlands of Scotland, and tells of the events that drove so many from their homeland to seek a better way of life. The heart

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  • 01:59 Scottish Clans: The Story Behind Clan MacDonald

    Scottish Clans: The Story Behind Clan MacDonald

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    EVERY weekend, Carl MacDougall, will tell the story of one of Scotland's famous Clans. This weekend, we take a look at the MacDonalds. The MacDonalds are one of the oldest and biggest of all Scottish clans. More than 40 tartans are associated with their n

  • 09:44 Highland Clans - Episode 2 - MacDonald (1/3)

    Highland Clans - Episode 2 - MacDonald (1/3)

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    (2007) Series in which Paul Murton uncovers the history of Scotland's most famous clans. For almost 400 years the MacDonalds dominated the Highlands and Islands of Scotland but at the end of the 15th century this mighty clan was ripped apart by a bitter f

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