The Clan Sutherland Society in Scotland was founded in 1897 and reconstituted in 1977.
The Clan crest is the cat salient proper, the Clan motto is Sans Peur, the Clan emblem is butchers broom and the Clan pipe music is the Earl of Sutherland's March.
Some authorities regard the families of Cheyne, Federith, Gray, Oliphant, Mowat and a branch of the Keiths as historically associated with the Clan.
It now has members in all parts of the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, South Africa, Eire, France, Austria and Italy.
The aims of the Society include
Promoting the conservation and the preservation of places and objects connected with Clan Sutherland.
Helping members throughout the world to exchange advice and information
Encouraging research into the history of the clan.
Chief of Clan Sutherland
Elizabeth Sutherland, the late Countess of Sutherland and former Chief of Clan Sutherland from 1963 to 2019 played a key role in the life of the Clan Sutherland Society in Scotland. We have benefitted over many years by her encouragement, kindness and generous assistance, and our gratitude cannot easily be put into words.
When the Society decided to launch its own website, she readily provided the following words of encouragement:
"I am so glad that the Clan Sutherland Society in Scotland has decided to establish its own website on the internet.
The purpose of the site will be to give our current members information about the Society and its activities. In this way the CSSS will be in closer touch with members of the Clan Sutherland overseas and the website should encourage new memberships of their societies and ours in Scotland.
So greetings to all concerned; and my very best wishes"
Elizabeth Sutherland, Countess of Sutherland
We now wish to record our gratitude to the Countess Elizabeth, and we look forward to continuing our close relationship with Alistair, Earl of Sutherland who is the current Chief of Clan Sutherland.
You will find an obituary of the Countess Elizabeth on a separate page by clicking on the link in the menu on the left.