Clan MacLeod Parliament – Dunvegan, Isle of Skye – July 22nd – 29th July 2023

Update: 29th January 2023

Registration for Parliament is now open. Please go to Registration and follow the link to the booking site

We are now taking registration for the whole Parliament week. This will allow us to keep an eye on numbers so that we can tailor events accordingly. General registration will include: 

  • access to all ACMS meetings 
  • access to all evening events, except the whisky tasting, which will require a separate registration and an additional fee to be paid
  • access to all workshops, except the Hebridean Baker bakery workshop on the Monday afternoon, for which an additional fee will be required.

Once we have have a firmer idea on numbers we will look to post up the individual events where an additional fee may be required. These will include:

  • coach / minibus excursions
  • Hebridean Baker baking demonstration
  • Whisky Tasting

We would hope to have these events finalised around April – May and you will be notified when you can register for these. Places will be limited on these events so we will operate this on a first-come first-served basis.

In the meantime, if you do have any queries please do contact me at parliament@clanmacleod.org but the latest updates will always be available on www.clanmacleod.org at this link

General Information about Parliament 2023

For anyone who has never been to Dunvegan or to a Clan Parliament, the whole idea of Parliament is to come to Dunvegan and strengthen the bonds of Clanship in the land of our forebears – or more simply put – to have some fun! We will meet in Dunvegan for a whole week of Clan Events, trips to places of historical significance to MacLeods, and also hold business meetings of the Associated Clan MacLeod Societies.

Everyone will have their own personal highlights from Parliament Weeks past, but they will no doubt include for some, Ceilidhs with performances and dancing, and for others climbing MacLeod’s Tables and visits to Borreraig, home of the MacCrimmon Pipers. We are looking forward to the now traditional barbecue at Dunvegan Castle hosted by the Clan MacLeod Society of Germany – “Bratwurst and Beer at the Pier” and also to Whisky Tasting and a Clan Quiz.

We will have a programme for younger clansfolk to participate in, with trips and activities organised for children, though likely to be accompanied by their parents – at least for the younger ones! There will be plenty of time for socialising of course and it is often the more spontaneous events that folk organise themselves that prove the most fun.  And of course, there will be access to Dunvegan Castle itself!

Pre-Parliament tour to Mull and Iona (19-21st July 2023)

We are also organising a Pre-Parliament tour to Mull and Iona – booking details for this are separately posted here: https://clanmacleod.org/parliament/parliament-2023/mull-and-iona-tour/

We look forward to greeting you in Dunvegan in July!

Rory McLeod

President CMS Scotland and Parliament Organiser