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Clan MacBean Gathering

Stone Mountain, Georgia

October 19-21, 2018

Learn all about it at the Clanmacbean Shop

 

4 days ago

Clan MacBean

The Lyon College Scots Pipe Band. A beautiful Campus on a high hill in Batesville, AR. Scots culture is an integral part of their curriculum. Highland Dancing and Scottish Country Dancing instruction are available also. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Would have enjoyed seeing the dancers. Hope we get to see and hear lots of this when we go to Scotland and Ireland next year!

4 days ago

Clan MacBean

The temp was only in the 40s, so a lot of people packed up early on Sunday. I went to the chapel to listen to a Scottish singing, Highland dancing, story telling, and Highland Band concert. When I came out, our tent was the last Clan standing of 18 there. That's two in a row counting Jackson, MS. ... See MoreSee Less

The temp was only in the 40s, so a lot of people packed up early on Sunday.  I went to the chapel to listen to a Scottish singing, Highland dancing, story telling, and Highland Band concert.  When I came out, our tent was the last Clan standing of 18 there.  Thats two in a row counting Jackson, MS.

 

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Is that one of our Clan characteristics-hanging in there until the very end of...whatever it is?

4 days ago

Clan MacBean

39th Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College, Batesville, AR. Could only put up the tent frame Friday because of the Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings, but it was nice Saturday in spite of some rain. A visitor was nice enough to take a picture of me in spite of the possibility of breaking her camera. ... See MoreSee Less

39th Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College, Batesville, AR.  Could only put up the tent frame Friday because of the Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings, but it was nice Saturday in spite of some rain.  A visitor was nice enough to take a picture of me in spite of the possibility of breaking her camera.

4 days ago

Clan MacBean

39th Arkansas Games at Lyon College, Batesville, AR. President's Reception at Special Events Building. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let you know what's out there. I picked up this large utility pouch to supplement my sporran from Holy Heck out of Boise, Idaho. There's just too much to carry around in just a sporran so they have these utility pouches in small and large sizes. You can usually find a vendor at a games that will carry them. What's nice about the one I got, they gave me a choice of a higher quality leather, the rounded border around the front, and the snaps instead of plain belt loops in the back. There are also sporran hangers that just snap onto a belt so you don't have to undo it from the back and take it through the belt loops to take it off. This large pouch is approximately 5 1/2" x 7". Had it within two weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

Just to let you know whats out there.  I picked up this large utility pouch to supplement my sporran from Holy Heck out of Boise, Idaho.  Theres just too much to carry around in just a sporran so they have these utility pouches in small and large sizes.  You can usually find a vendor at a games that will carry them.  Whats nice about the one I got, they gave me a choice of a higher quality leather, the rounded border around the front, and the snaps instead of plain belt loops in the back.  There are also sporran hangers that just snap onto a belt so you dont have to undo it from the back and take it through the belt loops to take it off.  This large pouch is approximately 5 1/2 x 7.  Had it within two weeks.Image attachment

2 weeks ago

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Have you ever wondered how tartans are made? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Robin Fraser

Jain Savage

2 weeks ago

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Dust off your kilt for the festivities next weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Question regarding Clan MacBean Tartan: which is the preferred tartan for reunions? I have heard of - Modern, Ancient and Hunting. I am not sure but think MacBeth is also relevant to the Clan. I purchased a MacBeth Scarf in Fort William last year in a Tartan Shop in the Mall but couldn't find MacBean in the stores at all. Could someone possibly show all 3 of the MacBean Tartans and where to purchase items at a reasonable price (true Scottish and Yorkshire blood, always an eye for a good deal or bargain!)

See phots on this page. Everything has been posted. MacBeths are a sept but I’ve never met one that claimed Clan MacBean. Any clan tartan or Inverness District is fine. Most wear Modern since it is so recognizable. The Chief’s is Ancient. You should be able to get a scarf thru Alberene Royal Mail, Celtic Croft or Scottish Lion stateside.

Wearing mine tonite

2 weeks ago

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A t-shirt I picked up at my last Scottish Festival after I put it through Scottish auto-correct. ... See MoreSee Less

A t-shirt I picked up at my last Scottish Festival after I put it through Scottish auto-correct.

2 weeks ago

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tis true...roots are calling.......

OMG it's true I really want to go to Scotland

And they speak with a brogue...

Ina Bohne 😊😊😊😊

Connie Beene Dill

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2 weeks ago

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A stitch together done by a member. Thanks Ron! Should have another even better after he works with it. ... See MoreSee Less

A stitch together done by a member.  Thanks Ron!  Should have another even better after he works with it.

 

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So who is everyone?

See previous post...

3 weeks ago

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This photo from the Clan Archives is of the 1914 or 1915 Reunion of the John Bean of Exeter family at Canobie Lake, NH. As soon as I learn how to stitch them together, I will. The identifications are as follows: 1st row L to R - Carl Edwin Smith, Arthur Pike (3308). Seated L to R - 1?, 2 Rufus Bean (225) 3?, 4 Joseph W. Bean, 5&6 ?, Standing L to R 1?, 2.Mary Bean Smith?, 3 Kenrick C Bean (225), 4. Jere E. Franklin, 5 Mary Isobel (Clark) Bean/Mrs. R.E. Bean (225), 6. Harriet (Bean) Smith(224), 7 Mabel Bean Dinsmore (3286), 8?, 9. Emily Bean Pike 10-14 ?, 15. (Song Leader). The numbers in parenthesis, I assume, are family numbers. If you can help identify/verify these identifications, please let me know. ... See MoreSee Less

This photo from the Clan Archives is of the 1914 or 1915 Reunion of the John Bean of Exeter family at Canobie Lake, NH.  As soon as I learn how to stitch them together, I will.   The identifications are as follows:  1st row L to R - Carl Edwin Smith, Arthur Pike (3308).  Seated L to R - 1?, 2 Rufus Bean (225) 3?, 4 Joseph W. Bean, 5&6 ?, Standing L to R 1?, 2.Mary Bean Smith?, 3 Kenrick C Bean (225), 4. Jere E. Franklin, 5 Mary Isobel (Clark) Bean/Mrs. R.E. Bean (225), 6. Harriet (Bean) Smith(224), 7 Mabel Bean Dinsmore (3286), 8?, 9. Emily Bean Pike 10-14 ?, 15. (Song Leader).  The numbers in parenthesis, I assume, are family numbers.  If you can help identify/verify these identifications, please let me know.Image attachment

 

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Pretty sure I'm related to John any idea if he was Captain John Bean?

We have a genealogy department available to Clan Association members on the Clan webpage to verify what you have and help you out. We also would like to add what you have to our records. You can join on the “shop” page.

Tom Martin

Patricia Floyd

4 weeks ago

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Elizabeth Binnings - Any of my Binnings cousins, clan macbean is our Scottish clan ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Just another happy Clan tent Cavalier......... ... See MoreSee Less

Just another happy Clan tent Cavalier.........

 

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Looking good. Will we see you at the Loch Norman, NC games next month?

Thank you for sharing family

Looks sharp!

Looks great!

4 weeks ago

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Clan MacBean will be at the Jackson MS Festival this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Looks like Clan Chattan just found out about it...

"Clan Chattan On The Moon"
Vita Adair shared Find Her in the Highlands's post to the group: Thistle Diaries.
4 hrs ·
I find this an amazing story

Tartan on the moon <3 Many thanks to Houston Kiltmakers for letting me take a photo of this amazing bit of history inside their shop in Paisley.

The handwritten note says, “This piece of MacBean tartan was flown to the Moon in our Apollo 12 Command Module “Yankee Clipper.” It was then transferred to our lunar module “Intrepid” and was landed on the Moon November 19, 1969. I am entrusting this valuable piece of tartan history to your care. Alan Bean, Lunar Module Pilot”

The typed text on the cards says, "Alan Bean - Apollo 12 and Skylab Astronaut, Artist
Lunar Module Plot of Apollo 12. The fourth human to set food on the moon.
Mission Commander of Skylab 3 our first space station. Spent 59 Days in orbit 270 miles above the earth.
Now an artist, creating paintings that record for future generations mankind first expirations of another world.
The painting reproduced to there right is titled “Conrad Gordon and Bean. The Fantasy.” Pete Conrad and I wished that Dick Gordon could join us on the lunar surface but he was orbiting some 60 miles above taking care of the command module - our only way home.
In this paining I have brought Dick the last 60 miles."
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Looks like Clan Chattan just found out about it...

Clan Chattan On The Moon
Vita Adair shared Find Her in the Highlandss post to the group: Thistle Diaries.
4 hrs · 
I find this an amazing story

Tartan on the moon

 

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Me at the Wichita reunion with Alan Bean.

Somewhere in my photos I have one of Alan Bean, the painting you see here, and myself at the gathering in Kansas City. If I remember correctly it was 1996. He’s a great man and wonderfully talented artist.

Wichita. I was there also.

Would be nice!

Taken at the Kennedy Space Center

Chris Robin

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1 month ago

Clan MacBean

The St. Andrew Society of Colorado is going to participate in the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade. Anyone interested in joining them, get your kilt on!

Our Unit Name is: St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Our Unit Number is: 2-53
Our Staging Time is: 10:00am
Our Staging Location is: Lot B

Everyone forms up in Lot B of Coors Field. There is a parking garage on the lot, however it will close at 9am. There is ample parking in various lots nearby. The parade steps off at 9:30am. Based on our unit number, I suspect we will step off at 10:30. We will be forming up at our unit number, which will be easy to find.
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2 months ago

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IJR Red Presents
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Do we need to start forming a Clan team? After a few scotches, I can be really smooth....

My son curls here in Canada.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Time for a commerical break. We are having over a thousand people seeing posts on this page, but have less than five hundred members in the Clan and there are a lot of members that aren't on Facebook. We also have a number of Regional Commissioner positions that aren't filled. The attendance at our last few reunions has been negligible. I would like to personally invite you who aren't members to join the Clan Association and take part in the activities.

It can be very expensive to have items made in our Clan tartan since it is not one of the more common, but we were able, as a group, to get lap blankets made at a savings. Now there is a lot more MacBean Modern out there to show off at events. After being successful with the lap blanket project, we have another deal on sashes and fabric in process. We have a Clan Reunion coming up in the Fall with information on the Clan webpage and you can pay for it there also. The more you give by being a member and taking part, the more benefits you will see for being a member.
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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Lol 😄 😄 😄

Photo By : Derek Mather
#loveScotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
#1sttheworld 🌍🌍🌍
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Luckily I'm Irish and Scottish and Welsh (don't forget the bloody Welsh). 🙂

Well I happen to be both Scottish and Irish and Scandinavian ! Aye! I'm a MacBean.

AYE

Who is attending the Arizona Highland Games this weekend ???

Afraid not yer DNA says Celtic same as the Irish and I should know 24% Celtic and 14% Scandinavian pure minted Scottish and mix up lol

Luke Vickers and Trace Smith

Kyle this is why

Well today is St. David's Day so it pays to be Welsh!

Lol Sara Bean

I'm Irish scots,german

Charlie Edward

Scolin MacLean

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2 months ago

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When and where is it?

Looking forward to attending. It’ll be my first reunion.

The Clan MacBean webpage has all the info and the shop has the registration and pay page.

India McBean will be keen to!

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

This Bain served as a WASP during WWII and is an exhibit at the museum in Sweetwater TX. ... See MoreSee Less

This Bain served as a WASP during WWII and is an exhibit at the museum in Sweetwater TX.

3 months ago

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Vern Ela‎MacBean (McBain) clan of Scotland
2 hrs near Winter Park, FL ·
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We had two adorable young ladies to carry one Clan MacBean banner, and a senior at Notre Dame to carry the other. The lovely young ladies' father, and the Notre Dame student's aunt are prospective members of the clan. We also had a current Clan member and his daughter marching with us. A good weekend for the Clan in Central Florida.
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Vern Ela‎MacBean (McBain) clan of Scotland
2 hrs near Winter Park, FL  · 
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We had two adorable young ladies to carry one Clan MacBean banner, and a senior at Notre Dame to carry the other. The lovely young ladies father, and the Notre Dame students aunt are prospective members of the clan. We also had a current Clan member and his daughter marching with us. A good weekend for the Clan in Central Florida.

 

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Awe man I wish I had known this, y'all are so close to me

I only wish I could have been there.

Aww remember those day's Danica McBain Kylie Autumn McBain

Kemper Bane

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

An update from Alan at House of Tartan on the old lap blanket order and our current sash order.

"I think we have sold all of the MacElavin blankets now but do still have a few of the MacBean left.

We have sold around 20 MacBean sashes and have interest for around 12 MacElvain sash.

The fabric is currently in weave for MacElvain in the sash weight and the kilt weight."
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Alan Trivett <alan@house-of-tartan.co.uk>

Blanket and shipping should be less than $100 converted. Contact the e-mail posted.

How do we get one of the blankets they have left? I am regretting not ordering one.

How much for the bean blanket?

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

The postcard collection I donated to Clan MacBean so they could donate it to Maybole, the hometown of the McElvain sept, was used in the town's display for their 500th Anniversary. ... See MoreSee Less

The postcard collection I donated to Clan MacBean so they could donate it to Maybole, the hometown of the McElvain sept, was used in the towns display for their 500th Anniversary.

 

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Great Britain has put out a number of attractive Scotland oriented stamps.

Happy New Year Clan MacBean

Try DHEA and Cognitex

4 months ago

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Duckie’s ringtone on NCIS is Scotland the Brave..... ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

A Merry Christmas to all the MacBean and McElvain cousins! ... See MoreSee Less

A Merry Christmas to all the MacBean and McElvain cousins!

 

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Merry Christmas, Jeanette and Everet.

Merry Christmas to all from the McBanes in Statesville, NC!

Merry Christmas to you all from Carstairs Alberta Canada 🎄🎅

And Bach to the Clan as well! Nollaig shona agus bliadhna ùr soirbheachail!

Merry Christmas! From Texas currently having Christmas in Chicago, Illinois. McBean and McKay.

And too you merry Christmas from SE London UK 🇬🇧

A hearty Merry Christmas to you as well!

A very Merry Christmas from Oklahoma!

Merry Christmas beans in bicester

Merry Christmas Mr MacIllebheann 🎅

And also with you!

Merry Christmas from Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Merry Christmas from Paradise California!!🍁🎄🦌

Merry Christmas to all the McBean and Bean clan from Australia.

And from Perth Australia.

Merry Christmas to you!

Merry Christmas to you from Tennessee.

Greetings from Nova Scotia.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas.

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4 months ago

Clan MacBean

If you have a MacBean or McElvain relative of some importance, let us know so we can maybe put together a page of noted personalities. Maybe a list of veterans...... ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

For those who are interested in how the current Chief's father brought the position of Clan Chief of Clan MacBean back to life, you might want to order the pictured book from the Clan office. ... See MoreSee Less

For those who are interested in how the current Chiefs father brought the position of Clan Chief of Clan MacBean back to life, you might want to order the pictured book from the Clan office.

 

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If anyone watches Outlander, as the rebels were being taken out to be shot, they had to call out their name and one of them answered, MacBean

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

While it is always good to recognize our roots in Scotland, we need to also recognize the efforts of Bernie Bean, whose research into the Family of John Bean of Exeter pretty much made the Clan what it is today, and the late Chief Hughston McBain of McBain, the current Chief's father, who resurrected the Clan Chief's position after it was dormant for over 200 years. This picture shows a young Larry Bean at the grave of John Bean in Exeter NH. Our genealogy department is not only digitizing the John Bean of Exeter line, they are seeking information on those branches that stayed in Scotland or ended up in other countries such as Australia, Canada or elsewhere. ... See MoreSee Less

While it is always good to recognize our roots in Scotland, we need to also recognize the efforts of Bernie Bean, whose research into the Family of John Bean of Exeter pretty much made the Clan what it is today, and the late Chief Hughston McBain of McBain, the current Chiefs father, who resurrected the Clan Chiefs position after it was dormant for over 200 years.  This picture shows a young Larry Bean at the grave of John Bean in Exeter NH.  Our genealogy department is not only digitizing the John Bean of Exeter line, they are seeking information on those branches that stayed in Scotland or ended up in other countries such as Australia, Canada or elsewhere.

 

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I would be curious to know if I am related & how? I'm also American & my 1st MacBean ancestors was William MacBean. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 then shipped to the Colonies as a slave to a plantation in Virginia. He was born 1635 in Inverness-shire, Scotland. His father Donald MacBean.

Brother William MacBean 1635 that hung out in Northumberland Company Virginia ended up birthing family that settled in Bean Station Tennessee and a branch came down to Alabama name changed to Beene ..... im 9g great grandson. Actually have it posted on Clan Chattan facebook page. Same Donald Bean from Inverness, Scotland

This is what I have from ancestry can anyone add comment or correct??? Might help others also!!! Lewis Bane 1640-1677 Isle of jersey. Scotland Capt. Lewis Bane 1671-1721 Jonathon Bean 1692-1777 Sinkler Bean 1720-1798 NathanielBean sr.1761-1826 Nathaniel Jr 1791-1860 Nathaniel N Bean 1822-1871 Warren Bean 1845-? Charles Bean 1880-1950 Arther Bean 1905- 1992 Merle Bean 1938-2003 Terry Bean 1967- Bryan Bean 1990- (Me)

I was told the original grave of John Bean was move to somewhere else in Exeter and can't remember where. ..Is it next to one of the Churches, maybe?

My GGgrandmother Elizabeth McBean born in Dores, Scotland in 1828, died in Portland, Victoria, Australia on 18/11/1890. Her parents were John McBean and Ann McGillivray. Her siblings included William, Thomas, Ann, Duncan and Margaret McBean. 🙂 She emigrated as a dairy maid.

I also worked the geneology backwards,past the Crinan of Dunkeld, , much thanks to American Heritage's geneology Bank of geneology nuggets and my own Mother's geneology back to the 1600's

I sent this picture to my dad as it looks like him and my grandmother. Apparently he is the spitting image of my grandmother's brother. My grandmother's maiden name is Farrlley but as I understand we are part of the Mcbain clan. My grandmother Helen Marie got married to my Grandpa Lawrence Anderson a Canadian and lived out the rest of her young life here in Canada.

Thanks for the effort to complete this line, I am a descendant of John through my 3rd great grandmother Hannah Bean

I am one of those descendants who ended up being born in Canada, migrating to U.S.A. and acquiring citizenship through Naturalization, then spreading my wings and genes across to Philippines

Great photo of my father-in-law 😉👍

So crazy seeing these posts. He looks like my grandmother and a bit like me

I guess that's what id look like with a beard? XD

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5 months ago

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It was great

5 months ago

Clan MacBean

The Clan MacBean



INVITATION TO OUR 2018 CLAN GATHERING

As you may know, our Clan tries very hard to hold a Clan Gathering somewhere every four years. Consequently there have been eleven “quadrennial” clan gatherings since the MacBean clan association first stood-up in its “modern” configuration. The first was at Lincoln, Nebraska, in the summer of 1967 and our last gathering was on the marvelous beach at Ventura, California, in October of 2014. Now we are holding our 12thGathering at the wonderful Stone Mountain Inn, in the fabulous park by the same name, located just to the northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Our Gathering will be coincident with the Stone Mountain Highland Games, one of the largest and most well attended games in the southeastern part of the United States.

In addition to the Gathering being a wonderful way to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones, “cousins all”, it provides an opportunity for you to find out what is going on in your clan association and to learn who is doing what, any why. Most importantly we hold a General Meeting to conduct business and elect members of our Board of Directors in accordance with our by-laws. It is also a great opportunity for to meet our Clan Chief and his family and get to know them personally if you have not done so heretofore.

Our Organizer for the 12th Gathering is Ms. Amber Griffin, who is also the Editor and Publisher of our clan’s periodical, the Register. In addition to the serious business, Amber has arranged for some wonderful social events, from a formal dinner with requisite pomp and circumstance, to a wonderful informal southern barbecue dinner by the hotel’s pool. You are going to love it- I guarantee (as they say in the South)!

And don’t forget on Saturday to participate with the Clan in events at the Stone Mountain Highland Games, and “sit a spell” at the great MacBean Clan Tent being organized by Billy McBee, our Region 12 Commissioner, and take a look at the authentic MacBean “Moon Tartan”, which will be on display.
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The Maine 2018 games will have MacBean as the honored Clan. More to come.

October 2018 ???

Anything planned for Scotland itself? You know some of us are still here in the UK. I visited Culloden this year for the very first time and paid respects to Gillies mor MacBean himself. Got lost on the way to clan lands though, shame that, but enjoyed a boat trip on Loch Ness and visited Urquhart Castle and Cawdor Castle too.

Atlanta is close enough for me to come. I’ll have to mention it to my dad. I’m sure he’ll be interested too.

Cawdor Castle August 2017, lovely gardens and tea room.

That’s terrific. Any chance you will come to New England?

That's close enough for me as well.

When is it. This Beane clan would love to be there

What are the dates for this?

India McBean book your tickets now - WEEEEEEE'RRRREEEE GOOOOOOING TOOOO ATLAAAAANTAAAAAA (in "we're going to Abu Dhabi" voice).

18-21 October

Ooo... fun. I can compete and meet MacBeans!

will try to make it

Sounds like a blast!

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5 months ago

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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And back at you all!!

Very cute!

5 months ago

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The Clan MacBean

November 8, 2017
Dear Clan Member,
Hopefully you are aware of our recent project, coordinated by our clan association Vice President, Scott McElvain, to have heirloom quality lap blankets made for us by the House of Tartan in Perthshire, Scotland. We offered them in either MacBean modern (red) or McElvain ancient (orange) tartan. More than 20 members participated, with some ordering lap blankets in both tartans. Whichever tartan was selected, everyone was simply thrilled with the results. Magnificent!
We have therefore decided to follow-up with a second project for the ladies; evening sashes in lightweight (10 oz) wool twill weave, produced in your choice of either of the same two tartans- MacBean modern or McElvain ancient. The finished price will be 38 British pounds or about 49 US dollars- depending on the exchange rate at the time of purchase- and the House of Tartan may cover the cost of shipping (to you direct by DHS International).
As House of Tartan does not normally stock this cloth, they will have to do a special weaving run. Their minimum is ten yards, which means they will have to have at least 10 orders in either tartan before they can start. Therefore we need you, if interested, to send an email entitled “Clan MacBean Ladies Sashes” to Alan Trivet at House of Tartan (alan@house-of-tartan.co.uk) and tell him how many sashes you are interested in obtaining and in which of the two tartans. Please also CC Scott on the email (smacafbu@yahoo.com) so he can keep track.
The way it works- when the minimum required for the special weave run is met, the House of Tartan will send you via email a special order form with a secure “live link” in it. You merely return the form, which will include info for payment by credit card. When the sashes are made and shipped, you will receive an email from House of Tartan… and your order will arrive at your door by DHS shortly thereafter; “No fuss, no muss, no bother” as the addman said.
So, that’s all there is to it. Please join me in getting our ladies “properly kitted”, as it were. They will love you for it!
Moran Tiang-
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Col. Pete McIllwain
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Basically, House of Tartan will be making or getting from other sources, Clan MacBean in both a lightweight and heavyweight tartan. The more we order, the better the chance of them keeping some MacBean Modern as a stock tartan. You can generally order scarves and ties from US retailers like Alberene Royal Mail, Scottish Lion, and Celtic Croft, and save on shipping. If you want something a little unusual, you'll probably have to go to Scotland. When we had our reunion in Scotland, I walked up and down the Royal Mile hitting all the Scottish goods stores I could find and could only come up with a tie and a shot glass. The more we order as a clan, the more we'll have available in the future.

alan@house-of-tartan.co.uk is taking orders.

And for kilts, do you recommend them as well? I want to be well fit for the Stone Mountain gathering.

I am not on a position to recommend them making the kilt. You might ask them who they have make kilts.

5 months ago

Clan MacBean

A note of apology to those Clan MacBean folk who came by the tent at the Gulfport, MS games last weekend. There aren't always a lot of MacBeans that come by Clan tent during festivals, and these days we don't have a lot of representation at Festivals. I've gotten feedback from an individual that came by that I was too busy "entertaining" everyone that walked by when I should have been more hospitable to the MacBeans that did show up. They were absolutely right, and I apologize to anyone I might have slighted or been abrupt with. I was fortunate to have Clan members come by and volunteer to be in the Parade of Clans while I busied myself talking about tartans with people who didn't even have one. While I got into the Clan business with a former Clan President and a strong Colorado area contingent, I haven't been doing tents by myself for long, and I'll take all the suggestions that I can get. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN A CLAN TENT? I've got the tartan part covered and need to work on my hospitality for sure, but it will get better! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Technically anyone can join the clan, but if you are a MacBean, you can use our clan genealogists for research. They do have some DNA info they are coordinating.

Whats best way to see a schedule of when and where you are going to be next?

Just came back from the highlands. This little gem is right near lockness it’s a nice little park

Well people need to volunteer in the tent with you instead of complaining.

I joined the Clan recently. I am of the William Bean & Naomi (Bates) Bean lineage that came to South Carolina in the late 1700's. I currently live in Northern California, and if I can ever be of any help with a festival or anything at all, please let me know. Up here we have The North Coast Scottish society, and they are familiar with our Clan. So feel free to contact me if you ever have a need in my area. I'm sure you did the very best you could working on your own. Much gratitude for your time and hard work! <3

Thank you for your volunteer work. I'm sorry someone complained - perhaps next time they will offer to assist instead.

I thought you did a great job. I waited patiently in line for my turn to speak with you. You were kind and informative. I've become a member because of our conversation. I can see where you'd need some volunteers. I am thankful that you came to our gulf coast festival.

Scott, sometimes we forget the countless hours and money spent by our Regional Commissioners, volunteers all--paying the Games fees out of their own pockets, as well as all of their own transportation, hotel and restaurant costs, and then spending the entire weekend on duty in their tents helping us look up our ancestors and answering any questions we may have. You deserve our gratitude and support. Thank you all!

Real Scottish Whisky, Single Malts only, Stovies, tatties and neeps with haggis (meat or veggie), Edinburgh Rock, Shortbread that is actually made in Scotland not some souvenir rubbish in a tartan tin! Real Scottish Porridge with Scottish honey or salt for the connoisseur!

We have a whole family park. It’s beautiful

More Beans to help you... represent at the festivities... You pointing at more Beans partaking in the events...

Are you on about the macbean's that are actually blood related? On the ones who pay to be in the clan?

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5 months ago

Clan MacBean

Not a big games, but a nice venue at the Harrison County Fairgrounds at Gulfport MS. As always, great folk. Had a half dozen plus MacBeans come by including Jill David and Tammy Bean who have been on our Facebook pages. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Best in show! Great job on the clan tent!!! All three of my generations had a blast and I was so happy that we were able to walk in the parade of clans. Thank you Mr. Scott it was a great day 😎 we will see you soon!

Come to New England. There’s plenty of us here!

Hoped you could put your pictures on!

First Scottish festival!

Anna Lawson Summerville Metcalf

Holly Jane

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Support the Clan MacBain Memorial Park

You may not know but there is a Clan MacBain memorial park in Scotland on the slopes of Loch Ness. Up to this point the Chief has maintained these grounds but we want to enable all who wish to support this cause. Go to this page to see some pictures of the park and learn about what you can do to help out!

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