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Ruairidh MacLennan

Chief Ruairidh

Chief’s Welcome

It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the web site of the Clan MacLennan. This site incorporates the various Clan MacLennan Associations located in Australia, Canada, Scotland and the United States of America and acts as a focal point for MacLennans throughout the world.

Throughout the past couple of hundred years, many of our ancestors emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to seek refuge in foreign lands. Some chose to leave, some were forced.  Few would ever return to Scotland. The result is a considerable volume of “Overseas Highlanders” located throughout the world, most notably in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America. It is often said that the further someone is taken from their homeland, the more patriotic they become and the stronger their desire is to re-connect with their historic homeland. In the modern global world within which we now find ourselves, the desire and ability to trace our roots and to know where we come from and who we are related to becomes all the more important. We are a large family and it is our aim to re-unite this family.

To help facilitate this, Clan MacLennan, after more than 300 years of dormancy, was reborn in 1978 and continues to actively re-unite MacLennan’s throughout the world – welcome to Clan MacLennan Worldwide!

If you want to learn about your Clan’s history, trace your ancestry, research where your family originated from, communicate with other MacLennan’s throughout the world, find out about Clan events and Gatherings in Scotland and overseas, you have come to the right place. Here you will find you will find how to subscribe to a Clan Association in your region.

Ruairidh D G MacLennan of MacLennan
chief [at] clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

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Clan MacLennan
2018 Gathering Programme

Wednesday July 4th
Genealogy Day: 09:30 - 16:30
Hosted by Bruce MacLennan and celebrity speakers at the Beaufort Hotel. For further details please contact Bruce directly at famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com
(Please note that whilst morning and afternoon teas and coffees will be provided, lunch will be at your own cost).

Thursday July 5th
Highland Archives Tour 10:00 - 12:00
For those who wish to further their Ancestry Research The Highland Archives have set aside a morning tour to show us what the archives have to offer. There will be relevant material for Clan MacLennan to be viewed in the archive search room. They will have a case study showing the different types of archive material and how they were accessed. Their staff will be there to help and advise anyone who has any questions. The Highland Archive Centre is in a fairly central location and is an attractive 15-30minute walk from the Beaufort Hotel. The address is Bught Road, Inverness IV3 5SS.

From 13:00 - 16:00
An afternoon where you may wish to choose From ONE of the Following events:

A) A One on One Session on Unlocking Your Family Research. This will NO longer be at either the Beaufort Hotel or the Highland Archives. The venue is still yet to be arranged. There will be NO FEE for this and it will be OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
! You will need to Contact Bruce Directly for more information: famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

B) A trip possibly on the Caledonian Canal for a Jacobite Cruise or Other trip/tour
Details to be Advised in due course.

Registration Opens: 17:00 at Beaufort Hotel
An opportunity to collect your name badge, confirm bookings, pay for any of the events if you have not already done so. (All events must be paid in advance of event). Tickets can be collected at this time. Browse our clan shop “ScotClans “which will be set up for the next few days and off course receive a Very Warm Welcome from the Scottish Committee. (Please note A bar meal or dinner is available at the Hotel at your own cost).

19:30 Informal Quiz
We welcome you to join us in an evening of fun and games. May the best team win!


Friday July 6th
Clan Parliament 10:00 - 12:30
Civic reception 12:30 - 13:30
Inverness Townhouse, IV1 1JJ.

Clan Ceilidh, Dores Village Hall 18:00 - 23:30
! 6.00pm: Bus Departs Beaufort Hotel for Dores stopping at Tesco’s supermarket for anyone wishing to purchase refreshments.
No beverages will be sold at the hall.
! 6.30pm: Dores Inn for photo shoot and drinks (at own cost) Walk up to Dores Hall.
! 7.30pm: Ceilidh in Dores Hall.
! 11.30pm: Bus departs Dores to return to Beaufort Hotel.

Dress Code: Tartan informal.

Ceilidh and Supper:
£30.00 per Adult
£15.00 per Child


Saturday July 7th
Highland Folk Museum 10:00 - 16:00
! 10.00am Bus will depart from Beaufort Hotel.
Discover a living history museum set in stunning surroundings, where you can step back in time to experience over 250 years of Highland history.
Special tour of Blackhouse Village featured in the series Outlander.
Trip cost will include the Bus and entry donation.
We will also be organising to have a meal there which will incur an additional cost.
Please indicate if you are interested in booking a meal as we will need to inform the Museum of numbers.
With lots to see and do there and plenty of free time, feel free to explore as you wish.
Cost of trip:
£25.00 Adult
£10.00 Child

Formal Dinner, Beaufort Hotel 19:00 - 23:00
An Evening of Piping, Speeches, Entertainment, delicious food and friendship.
Dress Code Black Tie
Adult £50.00 Child £25.00


Sunday July 8th
Church service 11:00 - 13:00
Ness Bank Church followed by Tea and Coffee downstairs.

Farewell speeches 13:30 - 15:00
Farewell Speeches at Beaufort Hotel followed by Buffet Lunch. Cost £15 Last opportunity to purchase from the Clan Shop.


The age for child price 16 years and under.

If anyone has any questions on any of the events taking place or any other questions please contact our Secretary at
sheila.hepburn@icloud.com or sec-sct@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

If anyone is interested in visiting Eilean Donan Castle or indeed any other parts of the Highlands/Moray before or after our gathering Our Chairman Alistair MacLennan is happy to advise additional excursions/tours. Please contact him directly on firybits@blueyonder.co.uk.
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Clan MacLennan 2018 Gathering

July 4, 2018, 9:30am

Clan MacLennan 2018 Gathering Programme Wednesday July 4th Genealogy Day: 09:30 - 16:30 Hosted by Bruce MacLennan and celebrity speakers at the Beaufort Hotel. For further details please contact Bruce directly at famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com (Please note that whilst morning and afternoon teas and coffees will be provided, lunch will be at your own cost). Thursday July 5th Highland Archives Tour 10:00 - 12:00 For those who wish to further their Ancestry Research The Highland Archives have set aside a morning tour to show us what the archives have to offer. There will be relevant material for Clan MacLennan to be viewed in the archive search room. They will have a case study showing the different types of archive material and how they were accessed. Their staff will be there to help and advise anyone who has any questions. The Highland Archive Centre is in a fairly central location and is an attractive 15-30minute walk from the Beaufort Hotel. The address is Bught Road, Inverness IV3 5SS. From 13:00 - 16:00 An afternoon where you may wish to choose From ONE of the Following events: A) A One on One Session on Unlocking Your Family Research. This will NO longer be at either the Beaufort Hotel or the Highland Archives. The venue is still yet to be arranged. There will be NO FEE for this and it will be OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. ! You will need to Contact Bruce Directly for more information: famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com B) A trip possibly on the Caledonian Canal for a Jacobite Cruise or Other trip/tour Details to be Advised in due course. Registration Opens: 17:00 at Beaufort Hotel An opportunity to collect your name badge, confirm bookings, pay for any of the events if you have not already done so. (All events must be paid in advance of event). Tickets can be collected at this time. Browse our clan shop “ScotClans “which will be set up for the next few days and off course receive a Very Warm Welcome from the Scottish Committee. (Please note A bar meal or dinner is available at the Hotel at your own cost). 19:30 Informal Quiz We welcome you to join us in an evening of fun and games. May the best team win! Friday July 6th Clan Parliament 10:00 - 12:30 Civic reception 12:30 - 13:30 Inverness Townhouse, IV1 1JJ. Clan Ceilidh, Dores Village Hall 18:00 - 23:30 ! 6.00pm: Bus Departs Beaufort Hotel for Dores stopping at Tesco’s supermarket for anyone wishing to purchase refreshments. No beverages will be sold at the hall. ! 6.30pm: Dores Inn for photo shoot and drinks (at own cost) Walk up to Dores Hall. ! 7.30pm: Ceilidh in Dores Hall. ! 11.30pm: Bus departs Dores to return to Beaufort Hotel. Dress Code: Tartan informal. Ceilidh and Supper: £30.00 per Adult £15.00 per Child Saturday July 7th Highland Folk Museum 10:00 - 16:00 ! 10.00am Bus will depart from Beaufort Hotel. Discover a living history museum set in stunning surroundings, where you can step back in time to experience over 250 years of Highland history. Special tour of Blackhouse Village featured in the series Outlander. Trip cost will include the Bus and entry donation. We will also be organising to have a meal there which will incur an additional cost. Please indicate if you are interested in booking a meal as we will need to inform the Museum of numbers. With lots to see and do there and plenty of free time, feel free to explore as you wish. Cost of trip: £25.00 Adult £10.00 Child Formal Dinner, Beaufort Hotel 19:00 - 23:00 An Evening of Piping, Speeches, Entertainment, delicious food and friendship. Dress Code Black Tie Adult £50.00 Child £25.00 Sunday July 8th Church service 11:00 - 13:00 Ness Bank Church followed by Tea and Coffee downstairs. Farewell speeches 13:30 - 15:00 Farewell Speeches at Beaufort Hotel followed by Buffet Lunch. Cost £15 Last opportunity to purchase from the Clan Shop. The age for child price 16 years and under. If anyone has any questions on any of the events taking place or any other questions please contact our Secretary at sheila.hepburn@icloud.com or sec-sct@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com If anyone is interested in visiting Eilean Donan Castle or indeed any other parts of the Highlands/Moray before or after our gathering Our Chairman Alistair MacLennan is happy to advise additional excursions/tours. Please contact him directly on firybits@blueyonder.co.uk.

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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 5 little known facts about Saint Andrew

1️⃣ Saint Andrew wasn’t Scottish! 🇮🇱
The patron saint was born in Bethsaida, in Galilee, which is now Israel. His remains were moved 300 years after his death to Constantinople, now Istanbul, by the Emperor Constantine. While he was generally revered in Scotland from around 1,000 AD, he didn't become its official patron saint until the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320.

2️⃣ He was crucified on an ✖️shaped cross.
St Andrew was crucified on 30 November 60AD, by order of the Roman governor Aegeas. He was tied to an X-shaped cross in Greece, and this is represented by the white cross on the Scottish flag, the Saltire, since at least 1385.

3️⃣ People took Pilgrimages to the site of some of his remains ⚰️⚱️
St Andrew was crucified on 30 November 60AD, by order of the Roman governor Aegeas. He was tied to an X-shaped cross in Greece, and this is represented by the white cross on the Scottish flag, the Saltire, since at least 1385.

4️⃣ He was Jesus’ first disciple ✝️
Andrew was a fisherman before he and his brother Simon Peter became two of the 12 disciples of Jesus. He was baptised by John the Baptist and was the first disciple of Jesus. In the Greek Orthodox tradition he is known as "Prōtoklētos" (Πρωτόκλητος) - literally "the first-called".

5️⃣ St Andrew is not just the patron saint of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇬🇷 🇷🇺 🇮🇹 🇧🇧
He is the patron saint of Greece, Russia, Italy’s Amalfi and Barbados. As well as other countries, he's the patront saint of singers, spinsters, maidens, fishmongers, fishermen, women wanting to be mothers, gout and sore throats. St Andrew is also the patron saint of the Order of the Thistle, one of the highest ranks of chivalry in the world, second only to the Order of the Garter.

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Wishing all MacLennan’s a Happy St. Andrews Day! Or Là Naomh Anndrais !! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

#Scotland #StAndrewsDay #Alba #MacLennan #McLennan #ClanMacLennan #ScotSpirit #LoveScotland
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

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Dissappointed and sad that the executive committee of the Pipes and Drums of Zurich (only Clan Band of the MacLennan Clan) decided not to attend the Clan Gathering because of a different request of a regular 'customer', whose event is every year - but the Clan Gathering together with our 40th anniversary which we had this September plus the Clans 40th annivesary of the modern Clan MacLennan is only every 4th year. We couldn't organize a big anniversary party of the band because we had lack of people.Travelling to Scotland and being part of this special event would have been our 'anniversary gift'. So I wll be the only one who has the honour to represent the Pipes and Drums of Zurich at the Clan Gathering and proud of it. ...

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👍🏻 A huge thank you to everyone who’s liked & followed our page!

🗓 With 2018 fast approaching we’ll be keeping you up to date with the latest information on our 2018 Inverness Clan Gathering!

#ClanMacLennan #MacLennan #McLennan #ScotSpirit #VisitScotland #Alba #LoveScotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Wishing all of our UK MacLennan’s a safe & happy Guy Fawkes night! 🎆

#RememberRemember #GuyFawkes #BonfireNight
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🎧 Music this evening on the BBC Scotland ‘Take The Floor’ from the Matthew MacLennan Dance Band.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07y72yv
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Wonderful music this evening on Radio Scotland's " Take the Floor" from Matthew MacLennan and his dance band playing a composition by GS MacLennan . ...

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I just found out that my ancestors are from Clan Maclennan. I'm thrilled to have found this out. ...

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