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Clan MacBean added 9 new photos to the album: Clan MacBean Reunion extended tour: Crossraguel Abbey.

The Abbey is just south of the town of Maytbole. A McElvain ancestor was Baillie of the Abbey in 1523.
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The Abbey is just south of the town of Maytbole.  A McElvain ancestor was Baillie of the Abbey in 1523.

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Karenmarie ImmenhausenThank you for sharing so we can all go on the tour ! Rick McElvaine this is very cool !

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Rick McElvaineVery cool!!!

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Clan MacBean added 25 new photos to the album: Clan MacBean Reunion: Rededication of Clan Memorial 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanSouth of Inverness toward Dores. A map is on the MacBean website.

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Tammy BeanAwsome! I can't wait to see it in person πŸ’™β€ Great to see so many came to be a part of the Rededication. A braw group indeed😊

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Linda WattersWhere is this located?

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CENTRAL FLORIDA MEMBERS - PLEASE READ. I have recently exchanged several emails with the Clan MacBean President, Mr. Peter McIllwain, regarding MacBean and associated surnames' representation at Florida Highland Games, Celtic festivals, etc. I learned that there has not been anyone in Florida to oversee setting up a Clan booth, for the past 8 years. I would very much like to see our tartan(s), and proud history represented at these wonderful events, which, as some of you well know, are quite popular, and well-attended. Unfortunately, according to Mr. McIllwain, there are no 'legacy' materials available; so in order to obtain the necessary equipment, materials, and supplies, one would have to 'start from scratch'. I doubt that any single person, or couple, would have the wherewithal to have a fully-functioning Clan booth going again; however, if there are enough members in the area, who might be willing to donate time, effort, financial assistance, or other resources, we may be able to get it done. If any of you are interested, please message me, and I will provide my contact information. our first step should be to get together, assess the availability of resources, and decide on the next step. Clan MacBean is very anxious to, once again, have a Florida convener to represent us to the world. Looking forward to hearing from as many of you as possible. ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBean Reunion Extended Tour: McElvains on the way to and at the Brig O'Doon immortalized by Robert Burns. Kennedy of Bargany stopped and addressed "his people" at the Brig O' Doon prior to being ambushed by a group headed by Kennedy of Casillis and including some McElvains at the Battle of Lady Cross, sometimes called Brochloch, sometimes called Duneane in 1601. ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBean Reunion Extended Tour: McElvains on the way to and at the Brig ODoon immortalized by Robert Burns.    Kennedy of Bargany stopped and addressed his people at the Brig O Doon prior to being ambushed by a group headed by Kennedy of Casillis and including some McElvains at the Battle of Lady Cross, sometimes called Brochloch, sometimes called Duneane in 1601.

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Kirby BenedictCheers from a Kennedy/MacBean!

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Clan MacBean added 5 new photos to the album: Clan MacBean Reunion.

Not related to the MacBeans at all.
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Not related to the MacBeans at all.

Clan MacBean added 11 new photos to the album: Bannockburn portion of the Clan MacBean Reunion Tour.

A father and son from the McElvain family were awarded a Coat of Arms with two covered cups and star.
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A father and son from the McElvain family were awarded a Coat of Arms with two covered cups and star.

Attention, Members: The first installment of the Pennsylvania Patriarchs tree is now up on the clanmacbean.org web site, as is an updated John of Exeter tree. Check them out! :)) ... See MoreSee Less

New Clan MacBean DNA Results! We now have a confirmed William Bean/Anne Scott DNA tester. Interestingly enough, his test results do NOT match a descendant of Peter Bean, son of William Bean/Celia Wyatt's DNA result. If we could get a Y-DNA test from each of the supposed children of this tangled family--William Bean/Anne Scott/Celia Wyatt--then maybe we could straighten this out once and for all, If you are a descendant of William Bean/Naomi Bates and are interested in confirming your lineage, email me at genealogist@clanmacbean.org. :)) ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBean added 8 new photos to the album: Balvenie Castle.

Just down the street from the Glenfiddich Distillery.
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Just down the street from the Glenfiddich Distillery.

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Clan MacBeanNot Clan MacBean related, but you can't pass up a castle next to a distillery or vica versa.........

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Clan MacBean added 2 new photos.

Attiquin was supposed to have been one of the original lands given to the McElvain family and a staircase from the original castle was supposed to have been retained in the house built on its foundation. The house was a B&B in the early 90s, but has been for sale the last few years and has windows broken and doors ajar. In looking through the windows, there was no evidence of a staircase that would be from a castle.
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Attiquin was supposed to have been one of the original lands given to the McElvain family and a staircase from the original castle was supposed to have been retained in the house built on its foundation. The house was a B&B in the early 90s, but has been for sale the last few years and has windows broken and doors ajar. In looking through the windows, there was no evidence of a staircase that would be from a castle.

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Clan MacBeanIt's just southeast of the town of Maybole. If you look at google maps, the driveway is one of the few around that's a straight shot lined with the trees.

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Georgia BlueAsking price?

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Glenn MrosekWhere is it?

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Alice YoungIt's lovely!

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Donald McBeanMake a nice Xmas Present,Lottery?

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Justine Bradfordβ€Ž to MacBean (McBain) clan of Scotland
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New DNA Excitement! We have Y-DNA results on a William Bean/Naomi Bates descendant through William Bean/Anne Scott. Now we are searching for another male descendant to compare with this match. So far, we know it is not the same line as the Peter Bean line out of William Bean/Celia Wyatt, and not the same line as William Bean/Lydia Russell of Bean's Station in TN. If you would like to help in this quest to finally define the actual descendants of William Bean/Naomi Bates, please email me at genealogist@clanmacbean.org. :))
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Robert Bean added a new photo to Clan MacBean's timeline β€” with George Wiseman at New Hampshire Highland Games.

We were pleased to welcome the Lord Lyon, Dr. Joseph J. Morrow to the Clan MacBean tent at the NH Highland Games.
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We were pleased to welcome the Lord Lyon, Dr. Joseph J. Morrow to the Clan MacBean tent at the NH Highland Games.

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Robert Bean added a new photo to Clan MacBean's timeline β€” with Ernie Bean and Vivian Bean.

Sunday morning Church service, NH Highland Games. Ernie Bean representing Clan MacBean.
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Sunday morning Church service, NH Highland Games. Ernie Bean representing Clan MacBean.

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Come join us at NH Highland Games and Festival, we are set up for business.

I'm asking for some help. My grandfather on my father's side was William Richard Beane, who married Cornelia Jane Bean (North Carolina). I've been able to go back 5 generations (still in America) but am totally stuck at Hezekiah Bean (1785-Feb., 1830, m. Elizabeth Carrick (1787-1850). Even the Clan MacBean books list Hezekiah's lineage as unknown. On a different note, I had my DNA done & found I am 32% Irish, so my questions are: Does anyone know whether there are Beans who originated in Ireland and emigrated to America? Or who emigrated from Scotland to Ireland and then to America? Has anyone done research for Beans on Irish genealogical sites, and, if so, which ones would you consider the best? Also, I am hoping to go to Scotland & Ireland next year and would like to do some research in both countries while there. Any suggestions regarding people/places to use while I'm in either country? Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions you can give me!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Items of General William Bean's at the Stirling Castle Museum of his unit. ... See MoreSee Less

Items of General William Beans at the Stirling Castle Museum of his unit.

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Clan MacBeanThe Castle has the headquarters and museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Regiment. Stirling Castle is in the town of Stirling which is WNW of Edinburgh about an hour or less.......

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Dawn AndersonAre there names on everyone in this picture? Very neat, Thank you for sharing! πŸ™‚

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Mick E. RodentWas just at Stirling castle last week. If you ever get the chance to go to Scotland Take It!!

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Heather Blacklock-McBaneMy husband resembles him a great deal....those eyes πŸ™‚

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Brad McBeainThe name of the unit?

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Linda Beane WarrenGreat pix ~ thanks!

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Tammy BeanThanks for sharing πŸ’™β€

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Stanley SudronWith a bit more hair he'd look just like you Ben lol

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Kim ViolettWhere exactly is the Stirling Castle? I would love to take a trip there. Thank you in advance.

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Clan MacBeanNot very clear. Will try to post again later............ Went back and it's cleared up. Strange.

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Sara Aldrich WellmanWhere was this held?

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During the McElvain portion of the Clan MacBean reunion, we toured Culzean Castle. After WWII, an apartment in the Castle was given to General Eisenhower for his use. After the tour, we had a lunch where I presented a binder of old Maybole Postcards to two representatives of the Maybole Historical Society on behalf of the Clan MacBean. As it turns out, one of the representatives had been a guide at Culzean and knew of a John McIlvaine who had been a factor of the Castle for Sir John Kennedy in the mid 1700s. The relationship of Sir John with John McIlvaine is mentioned several times in the book pictured that was "found" by the President's wife Beverly during the tour. Any McElvains out there might want to check out Bookfinder.com or another book site. I got mine used for a little over $5....... There is also mention of a James MacBain who was a visitor to the ruins of a Kennedy summer home near Loch Doon. ... See MoreSee Less

During the McElvain portion of the Clan MacBean reunion, we toured Culzean Castle.  After WWII, an apartment in the Castle was given to General Eisenhower for his use. After the tour, we had a lunch where I presented a binder of old Maybole Postcards to two representatives of  the Maybole Historical Society on behalf of the Clan MacBean. As it turns out, one of the representatives had been a guide at Culzean and knew of a John McIlvaine who had been a factor of the Castle for Sir John Kennedy in the mid 1700s.  The relationship of Sir John with John McIlvaine is mentioned several times in the book pictured that was found by the Presidents wife Beverly during the tour.  Any McElvains out there might want to check out Bookfinder.com or another book site.  I got mine used for a little over $5.......  There is also mention of a James MacBain who was a visitor to the ruins of a Kennedy summer home near Loch Doon.

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Kim Immenhausen KellyDid this route with my mom Marye Immenhausen (McElvaine) she will be 94 in October. Beautiful homeland, will look for picture was in 2005

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I am going back to Scotland, June 2017 (third time). I will be near Inverness. Any suggestions on must see locations? ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBeanThere was supposed to be a page on the Clan internet page with a list of locations I put together for both the Clan and the McElvain sept, but it doesn't seem to be there. If you look back through this facebook page, it should show up. In the inverness area you have the Memorial, the old farm of Kinchyle (not the original house), Culoden Battlefield where Gillies MacBean was a true hero, the house of the MacBeans of Tomatin.... (I need to add a better location than just that of the town to my list)

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Clan MacBeanThe Memorial location is on the website. clanmacbean.org/locations-of-interest/

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Richard McBainTop of the home page: clanmacbean.org

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www.scotclans.com/clan-shop/macbean/ They even have some items available in MacBean Ancient. ... See MoreSee Less

The following was posted on an unofficial Clan MacBean page of which I am one of the administrators.

Attention, to all those descended from John Bean of Exeter (1634-1718):
A few months back, I started a modest (but growing) group, entitled "The Sons and Daughters of John Bean of Exeter," on Facebook.
Should you be interested, simply look up our group, and click on "join," and your request will be granted by yours truly.
It's a great way to meet your fellow descendants, and share family stories, photos, and much more.
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Lori Bean KeirnsHmmm cant seem to find it???

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As I have mentioned before, both Zazzle and CafePress have MacBean/MacBain products available. While I did tell then that using the Coat of Arms is not only frowned upon, but possibly illegal, I did suggest to them and sent a picture of the McElvain family tartan to add to their designs. ... See MoreSee Less

Thomas and Justine,

My husband and I have returned from a wonderful trip to Scotland which I thought we would be able
to have some questions about his genealogy answered, but we are more confused than ever. Let me
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I sent to both of you the wikipedia excerpt as follows because I wanted guidance as to which clan my husband belongs:
"Despite their name the Bain family were not part of the Scottish Clan MacBain. They were in fact a branch or sept of the Clan Mackay, another Highland Scottish clan. The progenitor of this family was John Bain Mackay, son of Neil Neilson Mackay who was in turn a grandson of Donald Mackay (died 1370), chief of Clan Mackay.[1]John Bain Mackay dropped his surname and used his middle name of Bain as a surname instead.[1] This may have been due to a feud within the Clan Mackay involving his father Neil Neilson Mackay that had resulted in the Battle of Drumnacoub in 1427 or 1433.[1] Due to this conflict John Bain not only dropped the surname of Mackay but moved from the his homeland in the west of the county of Sutherland to the neighboring county of Caithness.[1]"

I have yet to get a response for either of you regarding this information. I was told to join the MacBean group which I did, but again I have received little assistance in my search. I am extremely disappointed because the Y chromosome test has provided very little help as well as any personal correspondence. I asked that my husband's test be added to the Mackay line to determine if there is any linkage there. I received nothing.

In addition to this confusion of which clan my husband actually belongs, Mackay or MacBean, I was very
clearly told by a kilt maker in Edinburgh that there is no question that Bain, Bane, Bayne is Mackay. He told me that he had a Banes from your clan trip this August insist on a MacBean tartan kilt although he KNOWS that it is "bastardized". HELP.

Is there anyone out there who is also a Bain, Bane, Bayne, who would like to communicate with me to help me finalize a clan so
I too can purchase the CORRECT tartan.
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Clan MacBeanI know you are addressing Justine, but my feeling would be that if you can trace yourself back to this Bain family specifically, then I would go with Clan MacKay. The fact is, our Chief is McBain of McBain and the Clan is MacBean/MacBain. The variety of spellings claimed by the Clan would include all the spellings mentioned. We just had a Clan conference call and I know we have talked about different DNA tests available and mabe the Y test isn't the one you need. If Justine doesn't get in touch with you, I will leave her a message.

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Justine BradfordThe best answer to your question was already given to you last May by our secretary and long-time Clansman, George Wiseman, when I referred your question to him. His answer is too long to copy to this FB page, but if you will go back to your May 15, 2016 emails you can review it. :))

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Okay folks, I tried. Posted on several different facebook pages my desire to put together an order of tartan, but while there were several people that desired tartan, really only one person gave me a specific tartan with a requested yardage. If you want a kilt, just about any weaver/retailer/kiltmaker will be able to get it done since there is enough yardage in a kilt to make it worthwhile to set up a loom. You can also get MacBean Modern in your basic sash, scarf, or tie from Alberene Royal Mail or Scottish Lion in the States. There were a few requests for MacBean Hunting and one for Ancient. I will try again.

If you are interested in getting together on a order, please specify what Clan/Family (MacBean or McElvain) what type of tartan (Modern, Ancient, Hunting, Dress - McElvain only comes in Modern, Ancient or Reproduction) Heavy or light weight, and yardage required.
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Alice YoungWould like 4 yards of McElvain modern (red & blk) heavy

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Beth Ann Lee FrenchIf we should get there, I'd like 4 yards of MacBean ancient heavy. Thanks for sticking with us on this. (I'm open to other possibilities if that helps put together an order)

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Some general stuff about Clan MacBean products. If you want a basic item like a scarf, sash, tie, or badge in MacBean Modern, you can probably get them through a major USA retailer like Alberene Royal Mail or Scottish Lion. The tartan rimmed glasses you see on the internet are not available in MacBean, but the one on the right is from ScotClans. ScotClans, Zazzle, and Cafe Press have a number of various household items. The Chief has his own designs of Clan Badge and pin at mcbainofmcbain.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanAdded these pictures because it looked like they didn't show up in the original.....

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In reference to the minis I said were unavailable in the stores I checked on the reunion trip.... The Clan Malt mini (like on the bottom) does have a MacBean available. The Keys to the Clans on the top does not have a Clan MacBean. There is also a "justaglass" company that can make a Clan MacBean. Problem is, you can't get them unless you go to the UK because of shipping of alcohol laws. It's just a matter of finding a store that has them. I didn't find one.
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In reference to the minis I said were unavailable in the stores I checked on the reunion trip.... The Clan Malt mini (like on the bottom) does have a MacBean available. The Keys to the Clans on the top does not have a Clan MacBean. There is also a justaglass company that can make a Clan MacBean. Problem is, you cant get them unless you go to the UK because of shipping of alcohol laws. Its just a matter of finding a store that has them. I didnt find one.

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Clan MacBeanIf you mean a MacBean Modern scarf, I would think that Alberene Royal Mail or the Scottish Lion retailers in the US would be able to get them for you.

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After attending the Clan Chattan AGM in Inverness, I thought it would be good to have a Clan Chattan tartan scarf included with
samples of of the Clan MacBean and McElvain sept tartans I display at our Clan tents. House of Tartan has them that you can order and use paypal........
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Christian McIlwainLove the colors

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Beth Ann Lee FrenchOh my goodness that is so lovely!

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On the clan web page, there's usually a link that one can click on, for the pronunciation of MacBheathain (MacBean). However, that link appears to be a dead link. ... See MoreSee Less

Back from Scotland and wil have pictures to share shortly. One thing I did was check out all the stores handling scottish attire and tourist stuff when I had the time. Clan MacBean stuff is really hard to find. While the normal Clan badges, cufflinks, etc aren't too common, they are there, but the normal stuff you see for most clans isn't. I was going to try and find the business that makes the tartan rimmed glasses and coffee mugs and maybe front an order. I didn't see one scrap of MacBean tartan anywhere! If you want a Modern MacBean scarf or tie or sash, you can go to a big US retailer like Scottish Lion or Alberene Royal Mail, but you won't see it in the tourist shops. You can probably get what you want cheaper in the US also. If you are a MacBean, by all means buy what you can. These companies need to know we are out there. MacBeth is supposed to be a sept of Clan MacBean, but I've never (except for the Clan Chaplain, Jan Wormer) known a MacBeth that forsook(?) the Clan MacBeth to join Clan MacBean, and there were tons of Clan MaBeth stuff in the shops. If you are looking to get a proper outfit, it's probably best to check out the major kiltmakers there and get yourself a nice outfit where you can order material for a kilt jacket, etc to match your kilt. Maybe start with a basic black evening jacket to start with. I was able to look at swatches of material and get really close to the exact color I want to get for a day jacket, vest, tie, balmoral, so they all match. It's going to be expensive, but it's at least you know it's the color you want. ... See MoreSee Less

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Karen John BeanPicked these up in Fort William

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Buster BeanI got my kilt from Geoffrey Tailor Kiltmakers, Edinburgh. They were at the Stone Mountain Highland Games outside of Atlanta and I was fitted. Great job and quality. I recommend them. Not cheap though.

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My apologies for not putting up any posts for a while. I have pretty much posted just about everything I have on the Clan, but realize that a lot of newer page members don't go through the earlier pages too far back. I would like to address some subjects for those of you going over in the future.

This post will concern the foreign money you will be needing while you are over in the UK. When I started making Scotland a habit back in the mid 90s, traveler's checks were pretty much the way to go, and they still are an option, but with the spread of credit cards and the companies that take them, most places in Scotland will take them including B&Bs and hostels. You do need to have some cash handy when you arrive and there are a couple options. Most truly National Banks, if you have been a member for a while, can get you foriegn currency. I say "a while" because I made it sound like I would get an account if I could get some at one bank and they said You would need to be a member for a while and that it would be mailed to you. There are exchange places in the airports that will be glad to take you money and you will lose money coming and going, but they are there. ATMs are certainly an option, especially if you withdraw enough. One option I hadn't thought of before - AAA if you are a member keeps a small amount of foreign currency at some of their larger businesses. You get $100 worth of it at a time, but you will pay the exchange rate AAA paid. It didn't work out in my favor, but at least it was there. It really pays to watch the exchange rate about a year out on your trip. When it's good, use the best option for you.
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Beth Ann Lee FrenchGood information. Thank you

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Puzzled, worried, a bit annoyed at this new Clan map - interactive on line from Lochcarron Weavers. Kinchyle appears to belong to Fraser. No MacBean. Kinchyle/ Fallie/ Tomatin lands by 1600s land charters not recognised as such - not even with the Chattan Confederation. MacIntosh and MacPherson as part of Chattan are marked. Given that any map refers to a moment in time only, the disposal of Kinchyle by MacBean could explain the interpretation made by the map, but the Tomatin lands were not disposed of by MacBeans until the 1920s, though that location was not attributed to Clan Chieftain status. To have no mention appears to me to be wrong and should be challenged. Here is the direct link - - - www.lochcarron.co.uk/clanmap/ - - - ... See MoreSee Less

Puzzled, worried, a bit annoyed at this new Clan map - interactive on line from Lochcarron Weavers. Kinchyle appears to belong to Fraser. No MacBean. Kinchyle/ Fallie/ Tomatin lands by 1600s land charters not recognised as such - not even with the Chattan Confederation. MacIntosh and MacPherson as part of Chattan are marked. Given that any map refers to a moment in time only, the disposal of Kinchyle by MacBean could explain the interpretation made by the map, but the Tomatin lands were not disposed of by MacBeans until the 1920s, though that location was not attributed to Clan Chieftain status. To have no mention appears to me to be wrong and should be challenged. Here is the direct link  - - -  http://www.lochcarron.co.uk/clanmap/     - - -

Clan MacBeanI must have a higher threshold. I've seen so man different "Clan maps" with diffferent areas that I take them with a grain of salt........ Kind of like Native American maps of the USA.

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Clan MacBeanclanmacbean.org/ Seems to working okay for me........

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Okay folks, I'm going to go out on a limb here. I have been talking to different companies about the possiblity of having some tartan woven in some of the different MacBean and McElvain tartans. What it comes down to is how many people want how much tartan. The more we order, the cheaper it is. I am particularly interested in MacBean Ancient and Hunting in the lightweight and the McElvain Modern and Ancient. We have over 1200 members of the Facebook pages out there. What I will do is this. You tell me what you want: MacBean Modern, Ancient, Dress, Hunting or McElvain Modern, or Ancient and what weight, 16 or 13 oz (heavy or light kilt) or 10 oz (scarf/sash) and I will put together a list. Once we decide to go ahead with it, I will contact a company and have everyone call that company and give them their individual order and credit card number. MacBean Ancient and Modern can be pretty much ordered in heavier weights in stock. Hunting and Dress must probably be woven. Lightweights other than MacBean Modern would probably also have to be woven. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanI have posted all the Clan, Sept, and District tartans associatiated with the MacBeans and McElvain on this page before, if you'll just look through the photos.

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Clan MacBeanJust a reminder - Name of tartan AND weight....

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Clan MacBeanClick on the "Home" for the page, then click on "Photos". Scroll through and they are close to the top.

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Cath AdamsHi that sounds awesome. I know i hsve mot joined yet i am in Australia and trying to find my roots. I'm a Bean but our grate grandfather dropped the Mac when they left India and landed in Australia..

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Alice YoungMcElvain modern 2-3 yrds, possibly some smaller ancient yardage. Both in heavy weight

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Christian McIlwainMacElvain modern 16oz, depends on final pricing. What mill is doing the weaving?

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R Rob MacBeatheanSince I am clueless about the actual differences, do you have photos of each you can post with a short explanation for them?

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Blake JonesAncient/Heavy please, sir!

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Jon BeanDepending on the cost would be interested in the hunting one heavyweight

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Beth Ann Lee FrenchI want the McBean hunting tartan but I'll have to get back to you on weight and yardage. Thanks for this opportunity.

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Brad McBeainMacbean, hunting, heavyweight.

3 months ago
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Colleen Findlay ShablukMacBean lightweight hunting, please.

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I mentioned earlier that if you are going to spend any significant length of time in Scotland, you really need to join the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland to take advantage of their membership packages. Just got a notice from the NTS and it has a child's T-shirt for sale with a silhouette of Gillies MacBean. ... See MoreSee Less

I mentioned earlier that if you are going to spend any significant length of time in Scotland, you really need to join the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland to take advantage of their membership packages.  Just got a notice from the NTS and it has a childs T-shirt for sale with a silhouette of Gillies MacBean.

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Clan MacBeanI don't think so. Think they are only available to members, but it doesn't hurt to do a search......... Child sizes...

3 months ago
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Clan MacBeanCheck the National Trust for Scotland website gift shop.

4 weeks ago
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Jon BeanIs this available to get stateside anywhere?

3 months ago
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There are over 1,200 members on this page. There are only between 400 and 500 members of the Clan Association. If we just had half of the people on this page as paid members, we could really start doing some amazing things. AND, you could use our Clan Genealogy Department to fill some of those blanks in you family history at a fraction of the cost of groups such as ancestry.com!

clanmacbean.org/new-or-renew-membership/
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Clan MacBeanTell them I sent you! Only $25..........

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Georgia BlueCould you maybe post some membership info here, to remind us what's involved?

3 months ago   ·  1
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Tammy BeanPerhaps my donation could allow someone to join 😊

3 months ago
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Lisa H. SmithAhh if only I could afford membership! Perhaps very soon. πŸ™‚ I'm proud of my Scottish heritage.

3 months ago
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Helen AllenI let my membership lapse. I need to renew.

3 months ago
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Tammy BeanI'm a life member. How can I donate?

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Jon Beanjust joined!

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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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