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

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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Our aims are to:

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

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Recent events:

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11 hours 10 minutes ago

The photos from our Clan Trip to the Highland Folk Museum are now live !!

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Our Clan trip to the Highland Folk Museum!

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6 days 8 hours ago

Gathering 2018 - Clan Ceilidh!

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1 week 2 days ago

Another lovely story from Bruce McLennan during his travels around Scotland;

Arriving in Kirkwall, Orkney, a few days after our Strathconon walk, by a complete co-incidence, we found ourselves staying almost alongside the large stately home "Grainbank" (pictured). For more than 30 years "Grainbank" had been the home of William McLennan O.B.E. who had grown up at Scardroy - the start point of our walk a few days earlier.

William had been born in the Strathconon in 1857. He is ID number i2186 in the Clan records. His father John was a Farmer of 1,300 acres around Scardroy and Carnoch of which 50 were arable - a noted breeder of Cheviot sheep. His mother was Isabella Harvey. William received a local school education before progressing to the Inverness Royal Academy. He then worked with his father and several other
estates before his appointment as assistant manager to an estate on Lewis. While in this position he acted as Chairman of the Stornoway Pier and harbour Commissioners and also as Inspector of Schools. He had four years in Dalkeith after that. In August 1898 he was appointed Chamberlain to the Marquis of Zetland on Orkney.

His obituary says "for more than thirty one years he lived and worked in the Orkney Islands, carrying out his duties on the Earldom Estates with precision an devoting his leisure to the public weal. . County, municipal, educational and parochial affairs found him a fine advocate. .". He was the author of a well-known text on sheep management: "The Flockmaster's Companion".

He retired in 1929 after the Orkney Estates had been sold. He lived at Rosslyn House, Stathpeffer in his later years.

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Today "Grainbank" is a listed property.

More about the walk from Scardroy to Achnasheen is in the book "A guide to
some MacLennan Places across Scotland" from our Genealogy pages.

Clan Maclennan Scotland

1 week 4 days ago

Our 2018 Gathering Clan Parliament. Kindly hosted by The Lady Provost, Helen Carmichael in the recently refurbished Inverness Town House.

3 weeks 5 days ago

Wish I had learned of the gathering earlier...I would have attended. I live in Dundas Ontario Canada....hoping to make a trek to Scotland next year!

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1 month 1 day ago

A pre gathering get together in Inverness 😊🥂🍴

Monday July 2nd

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1 month 4 days ago

For a post gathering rest we’re up in the beautifully picturesque village of Dornoch & we’ve been informed of a MacLennan family from around 1900;

MacLennan grocers
Image of Alexander Finlay MacLennan's grocer shop in High Street, Dornoch, Sutherlandshire around 1900.

Alexander Finlay MacLennan was born in 1870 – the son of Colin McLennan from Urray and his wife Mary Findlay. He is ID number i16548 in the Clan Genealogy records. (Courtesy Dornoch Museum)

Thanks to Bruce McLennan

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