An Announcement

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of our Convenor,

Donald MacLaren of MacLaren and Achleskine, 25th Chief of the Clan Labhran.

Donald was a distinguished former British diplomat. His postings included Berlin, Moscow, Havana and Kiev and he latterly served  as HM Ambassador in Tbilisi, Georgia.

He was a Chief for 57 years.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife Maida and their children Donald Og, Iona, Florian, Louis and Marina.

We are pleased to announce that Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor has agreed to act as Convenor until a permanent successor can be identified.

The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs represents those who are head of the Name and Arms of their clan or family, as recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms.

The majority of Scottish chiefs have taken up their membership, which is through invitation. Today, some 135 chiefs are members of the Standing Council.

“Drawing strength and inspiration from Scotland’s extraordinary past, the ability of all Scots to navigate the challenges of the future rests on firm foundations: a knowledge of who we are and where we come from. The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs embodies through its members a role of leadership. We are committed to exercising that role responsibly; and to playing our part – for this generation and the next – in contributing to Scotland’s future.”

Donald MacLaren of MacLaren