The Rt Hon. Godfrey MacDonald of MacDonald, 8th Lord MacDonald and Chief of Clan Donald Places a medallion around the neck of Thomas Miers the Finlaggan Pursuivant, the Private Officer of Arms of Clan Donald, during the induction ceremony at Holyrood Park.
The newly sworn-in Finlaggan Pursuivant Holds a goblet of wine and his baton oF office as he acknowledges the crowds.
In a spendid re-creation of ancient Highland History Thomas Miers was sworn in as Finlaggan Pursuivant infront of the Gathering of 100s of clansfolk and supporters of an ancient practice; of senior clans chiefs having their own private pursuviants to look after matters of clan heraldry and genealogy.
Photos by Graham MacDonell