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Feb 13, 2024

Ewing Family Association Announces Family Convention for Clan Chief

Among the candidates will be John Thor Ewing, current Commander of Clan Ewing

Ewing Family Association Announces Family Convention for Clan Chief

Feb 7, 2024

Clan Campbell Society NA Announces New YouTube Channel

Channel is managed by Social Media Chair Michelle Murillo, award-winning news anchor

Clan Campbell Society NA Announces New YouTube Channel

Feb 5, 2024

Clan Forbes Genetic Genealogist Launches New Study of Scottish Noble Families

Philip Stead of University of Strathclyde seeks participants for study of Anglo-Norman period

Clan Forbes Genetic Genealogist Launches New Study of Scottish Noble Families

Jan 27, 2024

Clan Carmichael USA Announces Podcast Interview on Scottish At Heart

Clan podcast host Scott Carmichael interviewed by Alison Fraser

Clan Carmichael USA Announces Podcast Interview on Scottish At Heart

Jan 7, 2024

Clan Buchanan International Announces Creative Writing Competition

Top winner for historic piece, illustrated novel, or poem receives $300

Clan Buchanan International Announces Creative Writing Competition

Dec 24, 2023

Chicago Sunday Post Features Chicago Scots Charity

Article Highlights President Gus Noble

Chicago Sunday Post Features Chicago Scots Charity

Dec 20, 2023

American Scottish Foundation Conference Sessions Now on YouTube

Videos include Scottish Government Rep Chris Thomson, Lord Bruce on the Chief's Heirs Project, and Lord Lyon King of Arms

American Scottish Foundation Conference Sessions Now on YouTube

Dec 5, 2023

Clan MacMillan International Reports Sir James MacMillan CBE Honorary President of Scottish Association for Music Education

Sir James has had a lifelong commitment to mentoring young composers.

Clan MacMillan International Reports Sir James MacMillan CBE Honorary President of Scottish Association for Music Education

Dec 5, 2023

Clan Irwin Association Raising Funds for National Trust for Scotland

Funds will purchase display case for Castle Drum charters from Robert the Bruce

Clan Irwin Association Raising Funds for National Trust for Scotland

Dec 5, 2023

Clan Barclay International Mourns the Loss of Chief Peter, the Barclay of Towie Barclay and of that Ilk

He died peacefully at home on 2nd November 2023.

Clan Barclay International Mourns the Loss of Chief Peter, the Barclay of Towie Barclay and of that Ilk

Dec 4, 2023

UK Government Announces New Year Honours 2024

Your clan or family members may be among these individuals recognized for their achievements and service.

UK Government Announces New Year Honours 2024

Dec 3, 2023

Clan Forbes Society Published New Booklet “Clan Forbes: Heritage & Legacy”

This 32-page full-color booklet corrects the errors of other commercially-published clan guides

Clan Forbes Society Published New Booklet “Clan Forbes: Heritage & Legacy”

Dec 1, 2023

Alaskan Scottish Club Offers Limited Edition "Hogmanay Grams"

Box of specially-curated gifts are assembled by the ASC to be opened on New Year’s at midnight

Alaskan Scottish Club Offers Limited Edition "Hogmanay Grams"

Nov 27, 2023

Clan Rose International Posts Video Highlighting Members

“The Many Faces of Clan Rose. From our youngest to our oldest, we are Constant and True.”

Clan Rose International Posts Video Highlighting Members

Nov 22, 2023

House of Burnett International Raising Funds to Matriculate Coat of Arms

Members have contributed $3,720 of $6,000 goal

House of Burnett International Raising Funds to Matriculate Coat of Arms

Nov 18, 2023

Clan MacRae Society of Scotland Gather at Clan MacRae Sheriffmuir Memorial

Clan members honors ancestors involved in battle

Clan MacRae Society of Scotland Gather at Clan MacRae Sheriffmuir Memorial

Nov 2, 2023

Clan Barclay International Adds to its Virtual Library

Latest additions include Parts I, II, and II of A History of the Barclay Family

Clan Barclay International Adds to its Virtual Library

Oct 25, 2023

Oliphant Clan & Family Association Announce Donation to DNA Fund

Anonymous gift allows upgrading DNA tests at FamilyTreeDNA

Oliphant Clan & Family Association Announce Donation to DNA Fund

Oct 24, 2023

Clan Campbell Society North America Launches YouTube Channel

First videos from 2023 Annual General Meeting

Clan Campbell Society North America Launches YouTube Channel

Oct 23, 2023

Janine Tessarzik Wins Second Highland Games World Championship

The athlete is sponsored by the Clan Campbell Society

Janine Tessarzik Wins Second Highland Games World Championship

Oct 21, 2023

Armstrong Clan Society Announces Scholarship Recipient in 2023

Recipient is Eleven-grader Addison Armstrong of Knoxville Pipes and Drums

Armstrong Clan Society Announces Scholarship Recipient in 2023

Oct 20, 2023

Alaskan Scottish Club Announces Guest Appearance of Scottish Actor and Author Graham McTavish

McTavish is President of McTavish Spirits, the official Bourbon of the Alaska Scottish Highland Games

Alaskan Scottish Club Announces Guest Appearance of Scottish Actor and Author Graham McTavish

Oct 20, 2023

Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel Passes Away at Achnacarry

27th Chief of Clan Cameron was also Lord-Lieutenant of Inverness

Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel Passes Away at Achnacarry

Oct 18, 2023

Clan Logan Society Unveils New Tartan

Society shares winning entry for the 21st Century Logan Tartan

Clan Logan Society Unveils New Tartan

Oct 11, 2023

Clan Douglas Society of North America Offering New Publication

“Your Clan Heritage – Clan Douglas” is a 40-page paperback

Clan Douglas Society of North America Offering New Publication

Oct 3, 2023

Clan MacFie Gathers at Colonsay to honor Last Chief Who Died in 1623

Members visited from Canada, USA, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Clan MacFie Gathers at Colonsay to honor Last Chief Who Died in 1623

Oct 1, 2023

Clan Colquhoun International Society Opens Online Merchandise Shop

All items are custom-made to order with the official Society logo

Clan Colquhoun International Society Opens Online Merchandise Shop

Sep 16, 2023

Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge Hosts Caledonian Kids Day

Event includes music, games, crafts, Scottish food, dancing, swords, and kilts

Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge Hosts Caledonian Kids Day

Sep 2, 2023

Clan Watson Society Launches New YouTube Channel

First video features first Clan Watson convention on Zoom

Clan Watson Society Launches New YouTube Channel

Aug 28, 2023

Clan Donnachiadh Society Launches New Website

Revamped site includes sections on clan history, stories, places of interest, and more.

Clan Donnachiadh Society Launches New Website

Aug 26, 2023

King Charles III Makes Surprise Visit to the Forbes Lonach Highland Gathering and Games

Meets with Lonach Patron Sir James Forbes of Newe, 8th Baronet.

King Charles III Makes Surprise Visit to the Forbes Lonach Highland Gathering and Games

Aug 25, 2023

Clan Elliott Society Held Its Gathering at Redheugh, Newcastleton

The event was hosted by Chief Margaret Eliott of Redheugh

Clan Elliott Society Held Its Gathering at Redheugh, Newcastleton

Aug 19, 2023

Clan Mackay Inaugurates Lord Reay as 29th Chief

Aeneas Simon Mackay, 15th Lord Reay, inherits role after the death of his father, Sir Hugh William Mackey

Clan Mackay Inaugurates Lord Reay as 29th Chief

Aug 12, 2023

Fergusson Chief Sir Adam Fergusson of Kilkerran, 10th Baronet, Attends Fergus Festival in Canada

Chief signed documents allowing the festival use of the Fergusson tartans

Fergusson Chief Sir Adam Fergusson of Kilkerran, 10th Baronet, Attends Fergus Festival in Canada

Aug 11, 2023

Brain Cox Guest of Honor at St. Andrew’s Society of DC 2023 Tartan Ball

Award-winning actor headlines event at National Press Club on November 4, 2023

Brain Cox Guest of Honor at St. Andrew’s Society of DC 2023 Tartan Ball

Aug 10, 2023

Clan Rose International Raising Funds to Help Chief Buy Back Ancestral Seat

Fifteenth century Kilravock Castle is now up for sale

Clan Rose International Raising Funds to Help Chief Buy Back Ancestral Seat

Aug 1, 2023

Celtic Classic to Host "Showing of the Tartan" Parade

Parade will march through downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 23, 2023

Celtic Classic to Host  "Showing of the Tartan" Parade

Jul 29, 2023

Clan Buchanan Society International Taps Members' Creativity through Cosplay

Competition Rewards best Highland Warrior, Warrior Princess, and Scrappy Squire

Clan Buchanan Society International Taps Members' Creativity through Cosplay

Jul 29, 2023

Irwins Musical Museum: Songs and Tunes of Clan Irwin

New book compiled and annotated by Susan Irvine McRae

Irwins Musical Museum: Songs and Tunes of Clan Irwin

Jul 25, 2023

Associated Clan MacLeod Societies Present DNA Video at 2023 Gathering

Mark MacLeod examines whether DNA proves that Leòd is common ancestor

Associated Clan MacLeod Societies Present DNA Video at 2023 Gathering

Jul 23, 2023

Clan Pringle Association Announces New WhatsApp Group

Free messaging and video calling app will allow Pringles to communicate with each other

Clan Pringle Association Announces New WhatsApp Group

Jul 22, 2023

Clan MacLaren Society has announced the passing of its chief, Donald MacLaren of MacLaren and Achleskine

The family is planning a funeral in the middle of August at Balquhidder

Clan MacLaren Society has announced the passing of its chief, Donald MacLaren of MacLaren and Achleskine

Jul 22, 2023

Associated Clan MacLeod Societies Holds 7-day Clan Parliament at Dunvegan Castle on Skye

Members joined by Hugh MacLeod of MacLeod and John Macleod of Raasay

Associated Clan MacLeod Societies Holds 7-day Clan Parliament at  Dunvegan Castle on Skye

Jul 21, 2023

Clan Guthrie USA Creates New Website for Guthrie Genealogy

"Wiki" site includes family tree information, DNA groups, and origin theories

Clan Guthrie USA Creates New Website for Guthrie Genealogy

Jul 7, 2023

Clan Campbell Society Launches Photo Booth at Payson Utah Scottish Highland Games

Activity attracted more guests to clan tent "than ever before"

Clan Campbell Society Launches Photo Booth at Payson Utah Scottish Highland Games

Jul 1, 2023

Clan MacAulay Running Contest for New and Upgraded Memberships

Winner receives Y-37 DNA test and genealogy consultation

Clan MacAulay Running Contest for New and Upgraded Memberships

Jun 26, 2023

Clan Rose International Celebrates First Anniversary

Founding Elders voted to adopt charter on June 26, 2022

Clan Rose International Celebrates First Anniversary

Jun 26, 2023

David Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlie, Has Died at the Age of 97

Served as Lord Chamberlain in the Royal Household of Queen Elizabeth II

David Ogilvy, 13th Earl of Airlie, Has Died at the Age of 97

Jun 24, 2023

Over 700 MacLeans Convene on The Isle of Mull in June 2023

Activities centered on Duart Castle, home to Sir Lachlan Maclean, the 28th Chief of Clan MacLean.

Over 700 MacLeans Convene on The Isle of Mull in June 2023

Jun 22, 2023

Arran Banner (Scotland) Highlights Learned Kindred of Currie Commander

Article reports that Commander Robert Currie will be visiting Arran to reconnect and pay his respects to fellow Curries.

Arran Banner (Scotland) Highlights Learned Kindred of Currie Commander

Jun 20, 2023

Clan Ewing Adds Records for 1599 to 1700

Resource should help form a clearer picture of Ewing history at this crucial period.

Clan Ewing Adds Records for 1599 to 1700

Jun 10, 2023

International Clan MacFarlane Announces New Executive Director

Diana MacFarlane promoted from Director of Media and Member Services

International Clan MacFarlane Announces New Executive Director

May 29, 2023

Clan Grant Society USA Announces Death of Sir James Grant of Grant, 6th Lord Strathspey, Bt., 33rd Chief of Grant

His brother Michael Grant will succeed.

Clan Grant Society USA Announces Death of Sir James Grant of Grant, 6th Lord Strathspey, Bt., 33rd Chief of Grant

May 28, 2023

Clan Watson Society Plots Member Locations in Google Maps

Society will connect nearby members by request.

Clan Watson Society Plots Member Locations in Google Maps

May 23, 2023

Clan Carruthers Create Separate Facebook Page for Y-DNA Project

This has been forged to discuss the facts surrounding the family’s genetic map and disprove some of the myths that currently exist.

Clan Carruthers Create Separate Facebook Page for Y-DNA Project

May 22, 2023

Celtic Cultural Alliance of Bethlehem, Penn., Seeks Royal Fundraisers

Candidates for King and Queen will pledge to raise $1500 each

Celtic Cultural Alliance of Bethlehem, Penn., Seeks Royal Fundraisers

May 8, 2023

Alaskan Scottish Club Launches New Community OutreachProgram

Lake Hood Elementary in Anchorage is selected for the Honored School Award

Alaskan Scottish Club Launches New Community OutreachProgram

May 1, 2023

Clan Forbes Society Announces Launch of Restoration Project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Members will fund the preservation of the Keig Old Kirk, burial site of several clan chiefs

Clan Forbes Society Announces Launch of Restoration Project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Apr 28, 2023

Arlo Guthrie will Host Guthrie Family Gathering

Event on June 23 – 25 will feature performances by children and grandchildren of iconic American folk singer-songwriter.

Arlo Guthrie will Host Guthrie Family Gathering

Apr 27, 2023

Clan Menzies Announces Death of Chief Captain David R. Steuart Menzies of Menzies

Son Robert Ronald Steuart Menzies of Menzies succeeds as chief.

Clan Menzies Announces Death of Chief Captain David R. Steuart Menzies of Menzies

Apr 21, 2023

Clan Davidson Society of NA Has Create a New Instagram Account

First post highlights participation at New York City Tartan Week

Clan Davidson Society of NA Has Create a New Instagram Account

Apr 17, 2023

New Book "District Family Surnames of Scotland" Now Available

Companion to "Scottish Clans and Their Associated Families"

New Book "District Family Surnames of Scotland" Now Available

Apr 14, 2023

Clan MacFie Announces International Clan Gathering

Event will be held in Clyde Bank on the outskirts of Glasgow on September 27 to 28, 2023

Clan MacFie Announces International Clan Gathering

Apr 12, 2023

The Court of the Lord Lyon Announces Young Family Convention

The Family will nominate a Commander of the Name and Arms, requiring approval and appointment by the Lord Lyon King of Arms.

The Court of the Lord Lyon Announces Young Family Convention

Apr 6, 2023

2023 Annual National Tartan Day Award Presented to John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN ret.) and Mike McIntyre (D-NC ret.)

For many years, the two Congressmen were co-chairs of the Friends of Scotland Congressional Caucus

2023 Annual National Tartan Day Award Presented to John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN ret.) and Mike McIntyre (D-NC ret.)

Apr 6, 2023

House of Gordon USA Awards Three Scholarships

Grants of $500 each were awarded to an 11-year-old drummer, 13-year-old highland dancer, and 20-year-old highland dancer.

House of Gordon USA Awards Three Scholarships

Apr 6, 2023

Learned Kindred of Currie Kicks Off Tartan Day on Ellis Island

Exhibit features the Story of Tartan Day at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

Learned Kindred of Currie Kicks Off Tartan Day on Ellis Island

Apr 4, 2023

Clan MacAulay Association Marks 25th Anniversary with a Trivia Contest

MacAulays originating in Ardencaple, Lochbroom, the Isle of Lewis and Northern Ireland were brought together in one democratic international Association on April 25, 1998.

Clan MacAulay Association Marks 25th Anniversary with a Trivia Contest

Apr 2, 2023

Dunollie Castle, Seat of the Clan MacDougall, Re-opens for the Season

Castle, Grounds and Museum is an Internationally recognised centre for Scottish culture and heritage

Dunollie Castle, Seat of the Clan MacDougall, Re-opens for the Season

Apr 1, 2023

Clan Carmichael Releases New Podcasts for National Tartan Day

Guests include Dr Laura Harrison, Dr. Ewen Cameron, and Dr. Dauvit Broun

Clan Carmichael Releases New Podcasts for National Tartan Day

Mar 18, 2023

Clan Curies Society Announces Exhibit on "The Story of Tartan Day"

On display at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration on April 6 - 24

Clan Curies Society Announces Exhibit on "The Story of Tartan Day"

Mar 18, 2023

Hereditary Chief of Clan Lindsay Passes

Robert Alexander Lindsay, 29th Earl of Crawford and 12th Earl of Balcarres, KT, GCVO, PC, DL died on March 18, 2023

Hereditary Chief of Clan Lindsay Passes

Mar 17, 2023

Registration open for the Clan MacLeod Parliament

Gathering will be held in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye

Registration open for the Clan MacLeod Parliament

Mar 6, 2023

Clan Watson Society Announces Project to Find Heirs of the Last Clan Chief

Society Launches Fundraising Campaign to Commission Genealogist

Clan Watson Society Announces Project to Find Heirs of the Last Clan Chief

Feb 21, 2023

House of Gordon USA Launches New Website

Updates include easier membership and donation submission, with direct link to Paypal.

House of Gordon USA Launches New Website

Feb 14, 2023

Clan Somerville Family Association Announces New Chief

Dr. David C. Somerville, RAF (ret). Elected by Council Members from Twelve Countries

Clan Somerville Family Association Announces New Chief

Feb 12, 2023

Burnett Chief James Comyn Amherst Burnett of Leys Launches Restoration Project

Focus on the Loch of Leys Recovery And Restoration Project

 Burnett Chief James Comyn Amherst Burnett of Leys Launches Restoration Project

Feb 11, 2023

ScotlandShop Produces Video on Luss Highland Games with Clan Colquhon

Clan engages in friendly competitions with Clans Buchanan, MacFarlane, Graham, and McEwen

ScotlandShop Produces Video on Luss Highland Games with Clan Colquhon

Feb 11, 2023

Clan Bell Society has Issued a Call to Action

The Society is actively working on the reestablishment of Clan Bell

Clan Bell Society has Issued a Call to  Action

Jan 23, 2023

Clan Logan Society announces new tartan competition

New tartan to be commissioned specifically for the Society and its members

Clan Logan Society announces new tartan competition

Jan 20, 2023

Biographical fiction about the Mackenzie sisters just released

Book features Sibell (Lady Cromartie, 3rd Countess of Cromartie) and Constance (aka Lady Stewart-Richardson).

Biographical fiction about the Mackenzie sisters just released

Jan 19, 2023

Scholarship Applications now available for Clan MacDougall Scholarships

Scholarship applications are being taken until March 31st, 2023.

Scholarship Applications now available for Clan MacDougall Scholarships

Jan 8, 2023

Video posted about renovation of Braemar Castle (Farquharson Castle).

Braemar Castle, near Braemar in Aberdeenshire, is a possession of the chief of Clan Farquharson and is leased to a local charitable foundation.

Video posted about renovation of Braemar Castle (Farquharson Castle).

Jan 3, 2023

ScotlandShop: Vote for your Clan

Scottish clothing purveyor opens elections for its "Clan of the Month" program

ScotlandShop: Vote for your Clan

Dec 31, 2022

House of Gordon Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

The Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to order to aid our youth in further studies of the Scottish arts and education.

House of Gordon Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Dec 31, 2022

Learned Kindred of Currie Announces Sheldon Currie as the 2022 recipient of the “Inspire” Award

Recipient is a Nova Scotia author, poet and playwright with an impressive teaching tenure at St. Francis Xavier University.

Learned Kindred of Currie Announces Sheldon Currie as the 2022 recipient of the “Inspire” Award

Dec 14, 2022

HistoryScotland Magazine Features Clan Forbes Family History

Magazine has a two-page spread featuring the study of DNA genealogist Philip Stead, of the Genealogical Studies programme within the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Strathclyde.

HistoryScotland Magazine Features Clan Forbes Family History

Dec 7, 2022

Clan Baird Society Worldwide 50th Anniversary Scotland Tour

Anniversary Gathering is in Scotland, July 22nd - 29th, 2023

Clan Baird Society Worldwide 50th Anniversary Scotland Tour

Dec 6, 2022

Clan MacMillan Y DNA Project Publishes Dendrogram of Test Results

Diagram demonstrate the various groupings and branching of the Clan MacMillan.

Clan MacMillan Y DNA Project Publishes Dendrogram of Test Results

Nov 21, 2022

McLeod Clan Seat Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is Scotland’s RHS 2022 Partner Garden Winner

Significant investment, time and collective hard work over the decades have been recognized by the Royal Horticultural Society.

McLeod Clan Seat Dunvegan Castle & Gardens is Scotland’s RHS 2022 Partner Garden Winner

Nov 20, 2022

Clan Macpherson Museum Host Zoom Lecture

Author Ewen S.L. MacPherson Introduces His New Book ‘The Clan Macpherson: Trials, Triumphs & Treasures’

Clan Macpherson Museum Host Zoom Lecture

Nov 17, 2022

Learned Kindred of Currie Hosts 24th Pipes of Christmas Fundraiser

Ticket orders and Donations Are Now Being Accepted for this New York and New Jersey Event That Raises funds for Cultural Outreach and Scholarship Fund.

Learned Kindred of Currie Hosts 24th Pipes of Christmas Fundraiser

Nov 1, 2022

Clan Watson to Develop Sept Program with Clan Buchanan and Clan Forbes

Shane Watson of Clan Watson has agreed to help Clan Buchanan to expand their offering on the septs by using the Watsons as a template.

Clan Watson to Develop Sept Program with Clan Buchanan and Clan Forbes

Oct 27, 2022

Ellon Castle Gardens Open after Restoration

Lights are now streaming forth from Ellon Castle, perhaps for the first time since Gordons dwelt within its walls two centuries ago.

Ellon Castle Gardens Open after Restoration

Oct 25, 2022

Clan Forbes Posts New Video on Sempill Gauntlets at Craigievar Castle

Jamie, Lord Sempill, tells the story of the gauntlets on display at Craigievar Castle, worn at the 1513 Battle of Flodden by the First Lord Sempill.

Clan Forbes Posts New Video on Sempill Gauntlets at Craigievar Castle

Oct 17, 2022

Clan Cochrane Opens New Clan Web Store

Clan Cocharane will offer what they can but many items are one of a kind, especially in the Crafts and online auction.

Clan Cochrane Opens New Clan Web Store

Oct 14, 2022

New Scholarship Chairman for the House of Gordon

Tony T. Williams will be responsible for receiving & reviewing scholarship applications and submitting them to the Board

New Scholarship Chairman for the House of Gordon

Oct 10, 2022

Inauguration Celebration of The Buchanan

For the first time in over 370 years, the Clan Buchanan welcomed a new chief: J. Michael Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan, Chief of the Name and Arms of Buchanan.

Inauguration Celebration of The Buchanan

Oct 2, 2022

Clan MacKenzie Posts New Video on YouTube on Friendship, Wine, Poetry and Music

Video Reviews The Social Life of the Mackenzies in the 17th and 18th Centuries

Clan MacKenzie Posts New Video on YouTube on Friendship, Wine, Poetry and Music

Sep 29, 2022

Scotland's richest man steps in to save Clan Mackay's Highland museum from crisis

Anders Holch Povlsen, a Danish businessman who owns 12 estates in the Highlands, has secured the redevelopment of Strathnaver Museum, which tells the story of the history of Clan Mackay.

Scotland's richest man steps in to save Clan Mackay's Highland museum from crisis
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