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  Amazon.com: Collins Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia: Books: George Way,Romilly Squire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Clan Socities and Clan Associations are private clubs, and it is impossible to include their details.
The banners, standards and clan crests badges of the Members of the Standing Council are well done, but for the Armigerous clans and families at the rear of the book, their herldry, history and accuracy is very lacking indeed.
It then goes on to detail the specific history of each Clan and its leaders, to illustrate the official clan tartans and insignia, and to indicate which families and septs are associated with each clan.
www.amazon.com /Collins-Scottish-Clan-Family-Encyclopedia/dp/0004705475   (2110 words)

  
 Scottish Clans & Societies
Scottish Clan Genealogists and Addresses http://thecapitalscot.com/scotgenealogy/clangenealogist.html is a list of Clan Genealogists and Clan points of contact for genealogy (for the Scottish Clans and Family Associations).
The Armstrong Clan Society strives to seek friendship and unity among Armstrongs and associated families, provide for the preservation of Armstrong artifacts unique to the family and to maintain a library,and serve as a genealogical and historical recorder of the membership.
Clans of Scotland, USA "was formed in Alexandria, Virginia in 1962 as a way of promoting good fellowship among those people residing in the Washington area, and beyond, who are interested in Scottish culture.
thecapitalscot.com /clans.html   (2239 words)

  
 Clan Lindsay USA - Welcome
Clan Lindsay Association USA, Inc. is a nonprofit, purely voluntary association that exists solely for the benefits of its members, their descendants, and other people of Scottish descent.
Anyone bearing the same name as a Scottish Chief or the name of a sept associated with that clan, is a Clansman of the Chief and has the privilege of wearing the Crest surrounded by a strap and buckle garter, which indicates an individual's allegiance to the Chief.
The Lindsay clan crest consists of a swan, indicating the Earls of Crawford descended (in the female line) from the Swan Knight, a descent highly coveted by the chivalry of all mediaeval Christendom.
www.clanlindsayusa.org   (671 words)

  
 Scottish Clan Insignia
Clan Fraser) seems to be rather a guidon (rounded end) instead of a standard.
This horizontally divided section is crossed by bands inscribed with the motto or war cry of the clan; in between those bands are the crest(s) and badges and other emblems of the owner of the standard--or, in the case of a clan chief, of the clan.
Scottish clans generally have two badges: a crest badge and a plant badge.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb_clan.html   (3176 words)

  
 Scottish clan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clans identify with geographical areas originally controlled by the Chiefs, usually with an ancestral castle or manor, and clan gatherings form a regular part of the social scene.
Each clan was a large group of related people, theoretically an extended family, supposedly descended from one progenitor and all owing allegiance to the patriarchal clan chief.
Clans or families thought to have had a Chief in the past but not currently recognised by the Lord Lyon are listed at Armigerous clans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scottish_clan   (3465 words)

  
 MacCorkill's Scottish - History of Clan System
The clan organization consisted of the chief, the tanist, the chieftans, the captain, the daoin'-uaisle -- the gentlemen, and the general body of the clan.
On the mainland the Campbells in Mid-Argyll, the Camerons in Lochaber, the Robertsons in Rannoch, the MacKenzies in Ross and the Gunns and MacKays in Caithness are examples of clans resident or associated with a district.
On the mainland the Campbells in Mid-Argyll, the Camerons in Lochaber, the Robertsons in Rannoch, the MacKenzies in Ross and the Gunns and MacKays in Sutherland are examples of clans resident or associated with a district.
www.geocities.com /~sconemac/ats.html   (5382 words)

  
 FĂ ilte! Welcome to Clan Gregor International!
The Suaicheantas - badge of Clan Gregor, is Giuthas - Scots Pine.
The Clan Gregor Society was instituted in 1822 and is one of the oldest clan societies.
Their object was to extend "to the Poor of the Clan the benefits of a sound and Christian education." To this worthy end, large sums were subscribed and distributed, and this benevolent work contributed greatly to the rising fortunes of the clan throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
www.clangregor.org   (875 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Scottish clan gets new leader after long court battle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Clan disputes are notoriously fierce and have often ended in bloodshed in years past.
The MacDonalds of Keppoch — whose motto is "By Land And Sea" — were the first clan to rally to the Scottish Jacobite cause that sought to restore the Stuart kings to the thrones of England and Scotland.
Hundreds of members of the clan, including the chief, were wiped out at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 when the uprising was crushed by forces of the Duke of Cumberland.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,645201389,00.html   (750 words)

  
 Clan Sinclair U.S.A.
Clan Sinclair U.S.A. Clan Sinclair Association, Inc. (U.S.A.) is a non profit organization whose membership consists of descendants and friends of the Scottish clan (family) of Sinclair (St. Clair and various other spellings).
Clan Sinclair USA was founded in 1978 under the impetus of Dr. Edward Sinclair, then President of Clan Sinclair Canada, the Right Honorable Malcolm Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness and David Sinclair Bouschor.
Membership in Clan Sinclair USA is open to persons with the surname Sinclair (and its various spellings), descendants of a Sinclair, members of septs and adherent families and friends of Clan Sinclair.
www.clansinclairusa.org   (385 words)

  
 Clans, Tartans, Regiments from Rampant Scotland Directory
The Scottish Tartans Society was established in 1963 on the initiative of the senior law officer on protocol and precedence in Scotland, the Lord Lyon King of Arms.
American Scottish Foundation is a nationwide, non-profit American organisation whose purpose is to build bonds of interest and co-operation, both social and commercial, between the people of Scotland and the United States.
Sons of Scotland is a fraternal association for Scottish people and their decendants which seeks to preserve and promote Scottish heritage and culture across Canada, by keeping alive the great traditions of history, literature and the music of Scotland.
www.rampantscotland.com /clans.htm   (3820 words)

  
 Clan Crest Jewelry - Scottish Crofters
We invite you to browse the clan pages attached, and please, if you have a question or would just like to chat about a clan that interests you, Diana will welcome your e-mail and a chance to talk about one of her favorite subjects!
Clan septs are affiliates of a clan—usually descendants through the female line—and are entitled to wear the badge of the clan.
If you believe you may belong to a clan through a sept, send us the family name and we will conduct some research and let you know what we find.
www.scottishcrofters.com /clan_crest_jewelry.htm   (294 words)

  
 Clan Donald USA welcomes you!
Clan Donald USA is a nationwide organization of nearly 4,000 families who trace their ancestry to any of the branches of Clann Domhnaill.
Questions about Clan Donald USA should be directed to the appropriate officer or staff member.
Clan Donald logo and Lordship Map graphics copyright 1997 by The Highland Connection; used with permission.
www.clan-donald-usa.org   (194 words)

  
 Official Clan MacCord Inc. USA website
Clan MacCord Society is the only one incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization with membership open to family members as well as to interested non-family individuals under various membership categories.
HAVING a Scottish clan name could provide you with more than just a romantic link to your past, according to scientists who now believe it could also ensure your future.
Clan MacCord is registered with Council of Scottish Clans and Associations...
www.clanmaccord.com /index.html   (1443 words)

  
 Michael MacFarlane - Jewelry
For centuries, the Scottish Clan Crests have been symbols of unity for the Families of Scotland and their descendants around the world.
The name 'clan' is derived from the Gaelic word 'clanna', meaning 'children' and historically illustrates how the power of single family groups evolved as successful leaders extended their territories and thereby their ability to support larger groups of people, all acknowledging their paternal authority.
The Scottish Clansman's Crest Badge consists of several symbolic elements: A Belt and Buckle bearing the Motto of the Chief of the Clan.
www.peterstone.com /scottishclancrests   (487 words)

  
 The Clan Urquhart Website
As the Seannachaidh of the Chief of Clan Urquhart, my personal mission is to facilitate a greater understanding and preservation of our rich Celtic and clan ethos, customs, traditions, and history (oral and written), thereby extending the collective knowledge of the clan.
This series of volumes is published by the Sennachie of Clan Urquhart and as such are the only official publications of the genealogy records and achievements of the clan.
In today's world, with the clan spread all over the globe, the role of the clansman and also of the chief, and his Bard, has undergone considerable and significant change.
www.urquhart.org   (729 words)

  
 CTAM Salado Scottish Clan Gathering and Highland Games
Clan Tents and Scottish Vendors - Enjoy the many Clan Tents from all over the country as well as the vast array of Scottish Music, Curio and Food vendors.
Scottish dances such as the Highland Fling and the Sword Dance are, in fact, solo dances of the Highland men and are so vigorous that one must be in top physical shape to perform them.
The dancer performed with a Scottish shield called a 'Targe' that contained a sharp steel spike extending out of the center, so the dancer had to be very careful in the execution of his steps.
www.ctam-salado.org /Gathering/Gathering.htm   (1514 words)

  
 Scottish Highland Games FAQ - What To Know Before You Go - What Is A Scottish Highland Game?
Scottish clans are formed around a common surname and those clans either lived in the highlands or lowlands; giving rise to the terms "highland clan" and "lowland clan".
Often, there are Scottish fiddle workshops and frequently, demonstrations are given by Scottish country dancers, historical reenactors, and border collie teams.
This is where a representative from each clan comes forward adding their torch to a large bonfire; remembering the days of old when the clans gathered in Scotland.
www.clancunninghamusa.org /gamesfaq.htm   (2810 words)

  
 Clan Colville Scottish Society Homepage
The mission of the Clan Colville Society is provide information about the Colville's and to have membership made up of people of Scottish/Irish decent bearing the various spellings and associations of the name Colville, including other families with Colville line ties.
The Clan Colville Society is open to all families around the world.
The Clan Colville, along with its associated family's are large and all over the world.
www.geocities.com /clancolville   (354 words)

  
 Email Grouplists Scottish Celtic
The Clan Gunn is a Northern Scottish Clan with Norse roots.
Scottish heritage is not necessary, as anyone with nerve and confidence can wear a kilt.
- The St Andrew Scottish Society of New Mexico: the objective of the Society is to perpetuate an interest in the culture of Scotland and to encourage the study of Scottish history, literature, and the performing arts and to engage in fellowship with persons who value and appreciate the history and culture of Scotland.
www.scottishcouncil.com /Grouplists.htm   (1632 words)

  
 kilts,haggis,scottish food,clan,thistle,kilt rentals,scottish gifts,celtic,bagpipes
Burns: The Immortal Memory (1759-1796) In a lifespan of 37 short years, Robert Burns produced a body of work that left an indelible mark on Scottish culture and on the corpus of world literature itself.
Most Burns Suppers fall in the middle of this range, and adhere to the time-honoured form which includes the eating of a traditional Scottish meal, the drinking of Scotch, and the recitation of works by, about, and in the spirit of the Bard.
He toured the Highlands, brought out a second edition of his poems at Edinburgh in 1787, and for two winters was socially prominent in the Scottish city.
www.scottishlion.com   (724 words)

  
 Clan Gunn or Gunn Clan of Scotland, History, Kilts, Tartans and Ancestry Search
In honour of a so far unregistered clan ancestry, this humble site is dedicated to any Gunn and Scottish surfers, clan kindreds wherever in the world, searching in the past for their own heritage connection.
Clan Gunn is one of the oldest and most northerly clans in Scotland.
View the Gunn Clan Sept database of Clan kindreds, Septs, surnames etc. This is a searchable database and will help speed up the search for clan kindreds of Gunn Septs, surname, country etc. You need an active account to access the information
www.gunnclan.net   (471 words)

  
 Clan Cameron Online - The Clan Cameron Association's Electronic Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
January 9: On this date in 1521 Ewen Cameron of Lochiel, XIII Chief of Clan Cameron, received a Charter from King James V for the Barony of Lochiel, with Banavie designated as the "principal messuage."
There are no planned Clan Cameron events this week.
The Clan Cameron Association, dedicated to these noble goals since 1889: "That a Society, to be called 'Clan Cameron' be formed for the purpose of reviving, conserving and promoting the interests, associations and relations of the Clan, and of the individual members thereof."
www.clan-cameron.org   (220 words)

  
 Clan Currie
Bestowed by the Scottish Coalition, a group of national Scottish heritage organizations, the award is presented to “contributors to the recognition of Scottish American values.” The Clan Currie Society has agreed to announce the honoree at the annual National Tartan Day celebrations at Ellis Island.
She recognized that by providing a needed forum for newly forming Scottish clan societies, Scottish cultural groups, Highland games and other organizations, The Highlander could encourage and foster the growth and development of all things Scottish in North America.
Note: The Clan Currie Society is making “The Life and legacy of John Muir” and their other Scottish-themed exhibits and films available for loan to museums and fellow Scottish organizations hosting their own Tartan Day celebrations.
www.clancurrie.com /press/2005_april15.html   (1194 words)

  
 The Clans and Tartans of Scotland - Clan names and tartans from Scotland
These old Scottish clan names are now found in every corner of the world.
In the clans and tartans section of Scottishweb, you will find a brief history of each clan and an example of the family tartan.
THE CLAN CULTURE IS NATIVE TO THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND, NOT THE REST OF SCOTLAND.
www.scottishweb.net /culture/clans/scottish_clans_tartans.htm   (238 words)

  
 Scottish clan banners   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Clan banners are the arms in flag form and are becoming very popular.
It is difficult to find many clan banners on the web but here are some photos of them.
People do use these widely as if they were the flags of the clans themselves, the same way they use the royal lion banner as if it were an alternative flag of Scotland.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-sccln.html   (144 words)

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