Young MacLeods are aged 18-30 years old. During the Clan Parliament every four years, Young MacLeods gather for friendship and clanship.
A key part of Parliament are the activities of the Young MacLeods, where young people make lifelong friendships and volunteer to support the Parliament programme.
During the week before Parliament, Young MacLeods take part in the North Room Group (NRG), a week of volunteering to perform a service project on behalf of the Clan. Find out more about the history of the NRG below.
During Parliament week, Young MacLeods help the Parliament Coordinator in a variety of tasks that keep things running smoothly, as well as participate in Clan activities. During this time many life-long friendships are made. Clan families frequently host Young MacLeods when they are travelling.
The North Room Group
The very first North Room Group was held alongside Parliament in 1965. The NRG was called so because the young people met in the North Room of the Castle in the morning to plan their day’s activities. Often there were excursions about in Dunvegan, but the NRG also reviewed and commented on the business activities of the Clan. In recent years the name has taken on a double meaning, recognizing the eNeRGy that NRGers put into their work (and play).
More information about the NRG can be found in “Tell Your Children about the Stones: a short history of the Clan MacLeod Society”, by Nancy MacLeod Nicol.