Five sisters of Kintail - MacLennan homeland

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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
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We had a great time at the Inverness Highland Games. Thank you to everyone who paid us a visit in the Clan Village - some faces we hope to see again next year at our 2018 gathering. ...

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We had the pleasure of visiting the Brora Heritage Centre last week, where we learned of Jack MacLennan, Scotland's longest serving registrar.
Very interesting display & well worth the visit if ever in the area.

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Lovely to met you today at the Inverness Highland Games. Looking forward to the Gathering next year! ...

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Like to know a lot more history MacLennan. ...

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Though I know little of the history of this side of my relatives, I do know that my 2 times great grandmother on my mothers side was born Althena McClennan in Canada. She later married an English immigrant and came to the US (in some such order). Always loved my Celtic appearance and the customs and lore from the culture. My wish is to one day disappear into the Highlands.. lol ...

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Hello there - my first time on this page . Just clearing out some things in my garage and came across this document once owned by my late Uncle John . Are the MacLennan shares still active ? Many thanks in advance of any information . Best wishes - Dermot MacLennan , Coleraine , Northern Ireland . ...

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Clan Maclennan Scotland shared an event. ...

Culloden Commemoration Music Evening

April 15, 2017, 8:00pm - April 15, 2017, 7:00pm

Somewhere for folks to come together after attending the days various events commemorating the Battle of Culloden 1746. Following on from the success of our first evening event after the 2016 commemoration, it has been decided to continue with one again in 2017. This time however it will be a child friendly event as we are aware that there were a few people who could not make it along due to having childminding issues. This year however we will not be providing the stovies as the costs for the evening will increase somewhat, however there is a lovely restaurant within the hotel and so you can come along early for a meal and ensure you manage to bag yourself one of the best seats in the house for the evening. Yet again we have managed to secure the fantastic SCHIEHALLION to entertain us for the evening. First we have 11yr old Mitchell Reid to play a few tunes on the pipes for us, after this, Shaun Moore will be performing some of his poetry works and then we will round the evening off with Schiehallion. And once again we have organised a fantastic raffle and even some items for auction so bring a few extra quid and have a bid, there's some brilliant items to be had. We hope to see you all there and make it as good or even better than last time. Prices for the evening are as follows :- under 5 yrs FREE 5 - 15 yrs £3 16 yrs upwards £7

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Advice wanted please ...

I just wrote a note on the page, but it has vanished .. maybe for approval? Anyway, I have a 12 year old MacLennan in the house from Canada .. where would i get the best bang for buck (and not have to be in the car for umpteen hours) to show him some of his roots? Considering taking the train .. but may drive. We are in Whitby, N.Yorkshire. Thanks.

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I have a Canadian MacLennan in the house (Whitby, N.Yorkshire). Any suggestions on where to show him his ancestral roots .. and not have to be in the car for hours and hours. He is 12 ..
Just thought I would start here and get some suggestions.

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