Kintail - MacLennan homeland

Portree, Skye



Ally MacLennan

Alistair (Ally) MacLennan


Fàilte, Welcome, to Clan MacLennan Scotland



.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.  If you are looking for other Clan places to visit you might find suggestions in the free eBook A guide to some MacLennan Places across Scotland. Download the book to your phone or tablet and let Maps give you directions to the selected Place.

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

Upcoming events:

Webinar series – Finding your Scottish Ancestors
Isolation buster! Register now!
Please join our monthly Webinars hosted by Clan Genealogist Bruce McLennan – “Finding Your Scottish Ancestors”. The same meetings are being held in three time zones:
Australasia WAIPU ROOM (14:00 Auckland time = Mid-day Syd/Mel)
Europe KINTAIL ROOM (10:00 British time)
Americas – CAPE BRETON ROOM (20:00 Canada Atlantic [Hailfax] time)
To attend, you will need to REGISTER and be approved for each meeting. Invitations are sent for each meeting.  If you would like to join the meeting, but did not receive an invitation, please email

Our 2020 meetings were:
16 June 2020 – Using ScotlandsPeople
30 June 2020 – Introduction to the Clan Records
14 July 2020 – Tips for using the Clan Records
28 July 2020 – Where did my ancestors live?
3 August – Extra – Author Talk – Extreme Migration Voyage – Hell Ship
11 August 2020 – Using DNA to find your Scottish Ancestors
25 August 2020 – Migrations – North America & Australasia
29 September 2020 – Everyday life in a Scottish parish in the 1790s
27 October 2020 – Write your Family History!
24 November 2020 – 1700s – Scotland Invents the Modern World
– all of the talks can be watched on

Proposed Worldwide Gathering, 2023


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Our aims are to:

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

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