clan-davidson-welcome Welcome from Clan Chief Clan Davidson members at the Auckland Highland Games Tulloch Castle

Wisdom comes from sincerity


We are a Scottish Clan Society which was formed in 1998.

We welcome anyone who bears the name of Davidson or associated names (septs) and to all who can trace their descent from an ancestor bearing these names: Davison, Dawson, Deason, Dyson, Davie, Davis, Davy, Daw, Dey, Day, Dea, Dean, Deans, Deas, Deason, Dow, Dye, Kay, Keay, Key, Keys, MacDade, MacDaid, MacDavid, MacDavitt, McKeddie, MacKay (Moray only).

We are currently the only Scottish clan in the world whose Chief resides in this country and is a Kiwi! Grant Davidson lives in Auckland with his wife Brenda. He took on the mantle of Clan Chief after his father passed away on 26 December 2014.


We aim to preserve and promote the traditions and history of our clan here in New Zealand. We foster a spirit of clanship and annual clan gatherings are held in various places around New Zealand in conjunction with our AGM. We will be in Wellington for our May 2016 gathering. Along with publishing a newsletter we provide genealogical assistance to our members. We celebrate Davidson Day on 24 May – the day of the death of King David I of Scotland. We enjoy the company of clansmen and women from other Scottish clans and we have a presence at the various Highland and Scottish gatherings around the country.


We like to take part in as many gatherings as possible throughout the country.

Coming up:

12 December 2015
Jenny Mair Square Day Palmerston North. Pipe Band and Highland Dancing competitions. Warm up for lower North Island bands competing in the NZ Piping Nationals in March 2016 in Fielding.
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1 January 2016
Waipu Highland Game.
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30 January 2016
Turakina Highland Games, Turakina.
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13 February 2016
Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo, Paeroa. More Info

14 February 2016
6th Canterbury Scottish Cultural Festival Please email for details

18-21 February 2016
Royal Edinburgh Tattoo Wellington

Contact us for more details.