With the Clan and invited guests assembled in the Great Hall our Herald, Maureen MacDonald, called for all to stand. Our piper Malcolm Campbell then struck up “The Royal Scots” and led the official party into the hall. The party consisted of the NZ Clan Seannachie (Max Rawnsley), the Chief’s bodyguard and Banner Bearer (Alex Davidson), the Chief (Grant Davidson) and his wife Brenda, the CDS New Zealand Banner Bearer (Stu Davidson), the CDS Australia Banner Bearer (Frank Davidson), and the Clan Davidson Association UK representative (Nick Hide).
The Seannachie then welcomed the assembled Clan, other clans, friends, visitors, and the Chief and his wife before dedicating a special remembrance to our late Chief Alister Guthrie “Jock” Davidson. We then sent a message from the Clan to Jock’s wife Mary who was unable to be present and remembered Jock and Mary’s daughter Kay who died in 2013.