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Lady Claire Macdonald

Lady Claire MacdonaldLike the greatest cooks, Claire is self-taught.  Claire combines a tireless advocacy of local produce with a food literacy extended by enthusiastic research through travel and experience.

Mother of four, Claire is married to Lord Macdonald, Godfrey Macdonald of Macdonald, High Chief of Clan Donald.   For four decades, the Macdonalds have run their Isle of Skye home, Kinloch Lodge. The hotel is recognised internationally and holds Skye’s only Michelin Star.

Claire is the energetic Patron of Scottish Food Fortnight and The Association of Scottish Farmers’ Markets. In recognition of her contribution to Scottish food Claire was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. In 2008 Claire was honoured with an honourary doctorate from Abertay University and in 2011, Claire was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Scottish Farmers Union.

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