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Ally MacLennan

Alistair (Ally) MacLennan

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Fàilte, Welcome, to Clan MacLennan Scotland

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The New and updated gathering programme is now live. Please click on the menu button 2018 Gathering to see what we are organising. We are trying to cater for all ages and tastes. Many local and overseas Clan members have already indicated they plan to attend. As this is the 40th Anniversary of having a Clan Chief let us make it a Memorable One.

Our Clan genealogy pages are a place where your ancestors can be properly recorded for posterity.  We already have over 35,000 individuals in our Clan database – mostly Scottish Clan members and their families but also many overseas Clan members. Evidence for the relationships includes: official record citations, certificates, headstones and much more.  Clan members can contribute your ancestors to the collection.  Access to the on-line Clan database is available simply by joining a Clan association – please click the “Genealogy” link or from the menu on this page.

The banner includes an image form Kintail, the MacLennan homeland on the west coast of Scotland.  The much-photographed “castle” was built in the 1920’s by a McRae family with Canadian connections on the ruins of an actual castle reduced to ruins in the Jacobite “Rising” of 1719

We have an active Facebook page is a place to connect with other Clan members.

Upcoming events:

Worldwide Gathering, Inverness, 4-8 July 2018 – click on menu item to find out how to book

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Join us:

Our aims are to:

  • assist clanfolk to better understand their heritage and
  •  to assist each other to research family ancestors.

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Contacts:

General:
Email: sheila.hepburn@icloud.com

Genealogy:
Email: famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

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Recent events:

Clan Maclennan Scotland

1 day 10 hours ago

Thank you to all of you who took part in our recent poll ✔️

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Our committee has been working hard to create a great programme packed with fun and interesting activities.

❗️ Please note, bookings are already being taken and in order to secure spaces on these activities we’d strongly recommend you get in touch via the email below;

📩 You can email sheila.hepburn@icloud.com

🎉 Only 165 days to go!!

Clan Maclennan Scotland

1 week 2 days ago

Are you coming to our 2018 Clan Gathering? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Diane McLennan Felt

1 week 3 days ago

Hello fellow MacLennan's! I appreciate having received permission from this group's administrator to share information with you about the "Autobiography of Lachlan M. McLennan." (Lachlan was my Great-grandfather) I am co-editor of the book along with my cousin, Louis M. Winslow (who is now 91 years young). It is my quest to share Lachlan's story and to preserve not only his history, but that of communities and ties that bind. In October-November 2017, I conducted a book donation tour in my home state of Iowa (United States), where I donated 11 copies of the book to museums, historical societies, and public libraries. Now I want to share this book with other MacLennan's.

I will provide purchasing information at the end of this introductory text:

"Over his lifetime, Lachlan M. McLennan (born 1852 in Scotland) wrote a hand-written autobiography. Miraculously, the autobiography survived the 1935 Iowa house fire in which he tragically perished. To preserve his story, the autobiography was first transcribed in the 1980s by family to a typewritten copy. With the passage of time, his great-granddaughter (Diane McLennan Felt) began a journey to further preserve it for the 21st Century. Thus, it has been transcribed yet again! Photos, documents, and tidbits have been added by Diane and Lachlan’s grandson (Louis M. Winslow, co-editor with Diane) to enhance Lachlan's autobiography. Appreciate the values that Lachlan and his wife, Lodosca (Plumb), had for education, successful occupations, community involvement, and making a better world for their family. It is our hope that this story will be preserved for many years in this newest format. Be inspired by this Scottish Immigrant Story from the Highlands of Scotland to the rolling hills of Poweshiek County, Iowa."

Diane McLennan Felt lives in Denver, Colorado. Louis Winslow lives in Poweshiek County, Iowa. Note that the book's cover photo is of Lochcarron, Wester Ross, Scotland. I took the photo during a 2010 trip to Scotland.

You may purchase the book through the on-line print-on-demand company that I used (Lulu). At this time I do not have an e-book option. If you do purchase it, I would LOVE to hear from you after you've had time to read the book. Also, please contact me with any questions. Thank you.

Here is the link for purchasing: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/autobiography-of-lachlan-m-mclennan/20775543

Clan Maclennan Scotland

4 weeks 1 hour ago

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Bhon h-uile duine an Clann IcIllInnein an Alba, tha sinn a’ guidhe Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath Ùr dhuibh uile!

From all of us at Clan MacLennan Scotland, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🎄🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Clan Maclennan Scotland

1 month 1 week ago

Clan MacLennan 2018 Gathering Programme
(Updated as of 06/01/18)

A Warm Welcome is extended to one and all 👋🏻

We will once again be using The Beaufort Hotel in Inverness as our base;
📍11 Culduthie Road Inverness IV2 4AG.
☎️ 01463 222897.
✉️ mail@beauforthotel.demon.co.uk

Rooms are available at the hotel at a discounted rate. Please contact the hotel directly, and mention that you are part of the Maclennan Clan to secure a room.

❗️ If anyone has any questions on any of the events taking place or any other questions please contact our Secretary;
✉️ sheila.hepburn@icloud.com


🔹 Wednesday 4th July:

Genealogy day: 09.30am - 4.00pm
Beaufort Hotel: Hosted by Bruce MacLennan with celebrity speakers.
For further details regarding this event please contact Bruce directly at famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com
Morning and afternoon teas and coffees will be provided.
Lunch will be at your own cost.


🔹 Thursday 5th July:

Highland Archives Tour: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
For those who wish to further their Ancestry Research The Highland Archives have set aside an afternoon 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

1.00pm - 4.00pm
An afternoon where you may wish to further your own research;
A one on one session on unlocking your family research. This will NO longer be at either the Hotel or the Highland Archives. The venue is still to be arranged. There will be NO FEE for this and it will be OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Please bring along any queries you may have.
a. You will need to Contact Bruce Directly for more information. famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Registration Opens: 5.00pm at the 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.
A bar/dinner is available at the Hotel at your own cost.

7.30pm Informal Quiz

🔹 Friday 6th July:

Clan Parliament 10.00-12.30pm
Inverness Town House
Civil Reception 12.30pm-1.30pm
Free afternoon
Ceilidh at Dores Village Hall 6.00pm-11.30pm
6.00pm: Bus Departs Beaufort Hotel for Dores stopping at Tesco 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

Cost for Ceilidh and Supper;
Adult £30.00
Child £15.00

🔹 Saturday 7thh July:

10.00am-4.00pm Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore.
10.00 am Bus Departs 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.
This Includes the Bus and Donation to get in.
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.
There is lots to do there and plenty of free time to do as you wish.

Cost:
Adult £25.00
Child £10.00

Formal Dinner Beaufort Hotel
7.00pm - 11.00pm

Cost:
Adult £50.00
Child £25.00

An Evening of Piping, Speeches, Entertainment, delicious food and friendship.
Dress Code Black Tie

🔹 Sunday 8th July:

11.00am-1.00pm: Church Service. Ness Bank Church followed by Tea and Coffee downstairs ☕️

1.30pm-3.00pm: Farewell Speeches at Beaufort Hotel followed by Buffet Lunch 🍽
Cost £15 p/p

Last opportunity to purchase from the Clan Shop 🛍

*The age for child price 16 years.

If anyone has any questions on any of the events taking place or any other questions please contact our Secretary;
❗️✉️ sheila.hepburn@icloud.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;
✉️ firybits@blueyonder.co.uk.

Clan MacLennan 2018 Gathering Programme
(Updated as of 06/01/18)

A Warm Welcome is extended to one and all 👋🏻

We will once again be using The Beaufort Hotel in Inverness as our base;
📍11 Culduthie Road Inverness IV2 4AG.
☎️ 01463 222897.
✉️ mail@beauforthotel.demon.co.uk

Rooms are available at the hotel at a discounted rate. Please contact the hotel directly, and mention that you are part of the Maclennan Clan to secure a room.

❗️ If anyone has any questions on any of the events taking place or any other questions please contact our Secretary;
✉️ sheila.hepburn@icloud.com


🔹 Wednesday 4th July:

Genealogy day: 09.30am - 4.00pm
Beaufort Hotel: Hosted by Bruce MacLennan with celebrity speakers.
For further details regarding this event please contact Bruce directly at famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com
Morning and afternoon teas and coffees will be provided.
Lunch will be at your own cost.


🔹 Thursday 5th July:

Highland Archives Tour: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
For those who wish to further their Ancestry Research The Highland Archives have set aside an afternoon 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

1.00pm - 4.00pm
An afternoon where you may wish to further your own research;
A one on one session on unlocking your family research. This will NO longer be at either the Hotel or the Highland Archives. The venue is still to be arranged. There will be NO FEE for this and it will be OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Please bring along any queries you may have.
a. You will need to Contact Bruce Directly for more information. famhist@clanmaclennan-worldwide.com

Registration Opens: 5.00pm at the 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.
A bar/dinner is available at the Hotel at your own cost.

7.30pm Informal Quiz

🔹 Friday 6th July:

Clan Parliament 10.00-12.30pm
Inverness Town House
Civil Reception 12.30pm-1.30pm
Free afternoon
Ceilidh at Dores Village Hall 6.00pm-11.30pm
6.00pm: Bus Departs Beaufort Hotel for Dores stopping at Tesco 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

Cost for Ceilidh and Supper;
Adult £30.00
Child £15.00

🔹 Saturday 7thh July:

10.00am-4.00pm Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore.
10.00 am Bus Departs 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.
This Includes the Bus and Donation to get in.
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.
There is lots to do there and plenty of free time to do as you wish.

Cost:
Adult £25.00
Child £10.00

Formal Dinner Beaufort Hotel
7.00pm - 11.00pm

Cost:
Adult £50.00
Child £25.00

An Evening of Piping, Speeches, Entertainment, delicious food and friendship.
Dress Code Black Tie

🔹 Sunday 8th July:

11.00am-1.00pm: Church Service. Ness Bank Church followed by Tea and Coffee downstairs ☕️

1.30pm-3.00pm: Farewell Speeches at Beaufort Hotel followed by Buffet Lunch 🍽
Cost £15 p/p

Last opportunity to purchase from the Clan Shop 🛍

*The age for child price 16 years.

If anyone has any questions on any of the events taking place or any other questions please contact our Secretary;
❗️✉️ sheila.hepburn@icloud.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;
✉️ firybits@blueyonder.co.uk.

Clan Maclennan Scotland

1 month 3 weeks ago

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 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.

Telegraph News

Clan Maclennan Scotland

1 month 3 weeks ago

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

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Clan Maclennan Scotland

2 months 1 week ago

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.

❤️

Conny Koenig

2 months 1 week ago

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.