An Introduction

Welcome to the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs

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.

The Convenor is Donald MacLaren of MacLaren and Achleskine, 25th chief of the Clan Labhran.

“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

Edinburgh