This weekend the Clan MacLeod Society of Central Ontario are hosting Ceilidh to celebrate the Clan's heritage and bring all the members together for a night of fun.
The society hold their ceilidh annually every Spring and Autumn and this year it will be held in the Melrose Community Church. The members of the Ceilidh are being asked to bring a dish for the potluck supper, a big family style buffet for all the families attending. There will also presentations on piping and about the parade of the clans at last year's Edinburgh Tattoo. Of course there will be plenty of ceilidh dancing throughout the whole night.
Clan MacLeod is separated into two different branches; the MacLeods of Harris and Skye and the MacLeods of Lewis. The Clans first chief, Leod Leod, was appointed in the 13th century and both branchs of MacLeods claim descent to him. The 2nd chief of the clan, Norman Tormad, fought with King Robert the Bruce helping to defeat the English at the Battle of Bannockburn. The Clan Chiefs have also occupied Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye for over 800 years.