Glengarry was born on 11 November 1941. He attended Bryanston School from 1955-1959. Continuing his education in 1961, he studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, until graduation in 1964. He travelled worldwide as a businessman, retiring at the end of 2001. Glengarry was a Director of London & Scandinavian Metallurgical Co Limited. This company is a producer of metals, alloys and chemicals, and is owned by Safeguard International / Metallurg Inc., USA.
Since his retirement, he has had the great pleasure of marrying the very lovely Carolyn Richardson on the 9th of May 2002. Clan Donald was privileged to meet the new Lady Glengarry very shortly afterwards, at the High Council of Clan Donald Chiefs' Tour of Uist and Skye.
Another very special memory for the Glengarrys followed on the heels of that tour, as they attended the Clan Donald USA AGM in Charleston, South Carolina in September of 2002. Not only charming all they met, Lady Glengarry was treated to a surprise birthday celebration. The Glengarry's were also pleased to attend the Clan Donald USA AGM in Clarksville, Indiana in 2005.
Glengarry is extraordinarily proud of his two daughters by his first marriage. Fiona Jane, the eldest, born in 1971, is now Mrs. Cumber. She has presented the family with two grandchildren, Sam James Cumber, arriving in 1999, followed by Phoebe Cumber, in 2001. His second daughter, Victoria Ann, born in 1972, is working in northern England.
The Chief is now able to put a little time into an enjoyment of his own. He sings first bass with a local choral society and also teaches English to some of the many immigrants from the extended
European Union who are streaming into the UK in search of work
When reminiscing about clan memories, he is quick to mention the Raven's Rock Memorial to his father at Armadale. A ceremony marking its unveiling during the Uist / Skye Tour in 2002 was the culmination of effort, time and devotion on the part of many, and serves to remind members of the 22nd chief's special personality as well as the many years of service he gave to Clan Donald.
Glengarry expresses his first aspiration for Clan Donald to go forward as a modern thinking organisation, and while knowing and understanding our history, avoid spending too much time "wallowing" in the injustices of the past. He hopes to see the High Council of Clan Donald Chiefs function as a professionally run and properly funded body.
The MacDonell of Glengarry motto is "Cragan-an-Fhithich".
The Arms of the Chief of Glengarry are defined by the Lyon Court as follows:
"Or, an eagle displayed Gules surmounted of a lymphad Sable, her sails furled up and rigging proper, in the dexter chief point a dexter hand couped in fess of the Second and in the sinister a cross crosslet fitchee of the Third. Above the Shield is placed a Helmet befitting his degree, with a Mantling Gules doubled Argent, and on a Wreath of his Liveries is set for Crest a raven proper perching on a rock Azure, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto CRAGAN AN FHITHICH; on a Compartment below the Shield are placed for Supporters two bears each having an arrow pierced through his body all proper, and in an Escrol entwined with the Compartment this Motto PER MARE PER TERRAS."