Brief History

MacDougalls of Lorn Mac means “son of” while the term “clan” comes from the Gaelic word for children. Thus, Clan MacDougall signifies the children of the son(s) of Dougall. Dougal or Dugall or Dougall derived from the Gaelic word Dubh meaning Black or Dark, the Gaelic word Gall meaning Stranger or Foreigner.  Hence Dougal would[…]

Our Society

The Clan MacDougall Society of North America, Inc. was founded in 1964 with the full approval of our late chief, Madam MacDougall of MacDougall, thirtieth Chief of the Clan. The Society has continued to grow with the formation of chapters in Canada and the United States. Clan MacDougall Society of North America is recognized by[…]

Society assists castle restoration project by funding reports needed for grant application

In the Christmas 2012 edition of the Tartan newsletter our president, Peter Clepper, reported on our urgent November 2012 donation to the Dunollie Preservation Fund to immediately assist Dunollie Castle. He said: “This past month, we also convened our first web-based Board meeting. At that meeting, we agreed to an emergency request from Dunollie for[…]

Clan MacDougall Society of North America donates more than $9,000 toward renovation and preservation of Dunollie Castle

Past-president Richard T. MacDougal spoke to our Clan Chief and others during a formal dinner at Argyll Gathering Hall in Oban on July 22. Here is the text of his remarks: Madam MacDougall, Project Director Catherine Gillies, distinguished guests, MacDougall clanfolk, friends: While our celebration today is not the end, but only an early stage[…]

Two weeks along …

The new site has been up for two weeks now and there seem to be very few problems. I see new users joining steadily. There has been some confusion about why posts or comments don’t appear right away. We’re moderating forum posts or comments for general users. Those who are verified members of Clan MacDougall[…]

Day One Goes By

The new site has been up for 24 hours and I’ve seen no major catastrophes yet. Several new users have registered. So far, I haven’t seen any “fake” registrations from spammers. I have noticed that the black text in the left-hand column is hard to read on some monitors, so I will likely be making[…]