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Clan MacBean Gathering

Stone Mountain, Georgia

October 19-21, 2018

Learn all about it at the Clanmacbean Shop

 

3 hours ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let you know. If there isn't a Clan MacBean tent at a games, you could always check for a Clan MacKintosh or Clan Chattan tent and help them out. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week 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!

1 week ago

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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?

1 week 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.

1 week ago

Clan MacBean

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

2 weeks ago

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 any local 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!)
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2 weeks ago

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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

3 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

3 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

3 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.

3 weeks ago

I gave up on my scottish heritage becasue i asked for help and i get a rude response so i am done i am not proud of beign a macbean now ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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That's True! 😊 Order Here >>> viralstyle.com/viral1/scovoi ... See MoreSee Less

 

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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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3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

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

Private Frank Bean (my grandfather born Darlington UK 1916) front middle crouching in front of prisoners. Taken Hamburg Germany, circa September 1945. Liberation force, guarding POW's and clearing rubble from extensive bombing. ... See MoreSee Less

Private Frank Bean (my grandfather born Darlington UK 1916) front middle crouching in front of prisoners. Taken Hamburg Germany, circa September 1945. Liberation force, guarding POWs and clearing rubble from extensive bombing.

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

1 month ago

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

1 month 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!

1 month 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

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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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If anyone wants to share a room at the reunion, let me know. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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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

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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

Wondering if any Michigan McBains can identify the women in this picture. The back of the photo "H. McBain, Photographer, Armada, MI." I know that some of my ancestors moved to MI from Ontario and Manitoba. Would love to know who these family members are and I believe they are family as they were with many other family photos that came from a relative who lived in Shoal Lake, Manitoba. ... See MoreSee Less

Wondering if any Michigan McBains can identify the women in this picture.  The back of the photo H. McBain, Photographer, Armada, MI.  I know that some of my ancestors moved to MI from Ontario and Manitoba.  Would love to know who these family members are and I believe they are family as they were with many other family photos that came from a relative who lived in Shoal Lake, Manitoba.

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

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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?

4 months ago

Donald McBAIN was born in Scotland, Great Britian.
Donald McBAIN and Janet Stewart were married. Janet Stewart was born in Scotland, Great Britian.
Donald McBAIN and Janet Stewart had the following children:
2 i. William McBain was born on 9 Aug 1772 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain.
3 ii. James McBain was born on 5 Oct 1776 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain. He was
baptized on 13 Oct 1776 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain.
+4 iii. George McBain, born 22 May 1778, Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain; married Agnes
Kerr, 5 Sep 1817, Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, United Kingdom; died 1846.
5 iv. Moodie McBain was born on 9 Aug 1780 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain.
6 v. Donald McBain was born on 7 Feb 1782 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain. He was
baptized on 17 Feb 1782 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain.
7 vi. Alexander McBain was born on 20 Dec 1783 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain. He was
baptized on 31 Dec 1783 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain.
8 vii. Margaret McBain was born on 8 Feb 1785 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain.
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4 months ago

hey everyone i have a pdf of my ancestor Donald Mcbain in pdf can anyone please help me too fill in more of the gaps and i am really interested in military history just wandering if my relitvies fought in the Highlander regiments ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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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

sorry i hope i got this correct my great great great grandfather was George McBain (Donald-1) was born on 22 May 1778 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain. He was
baptized on 24 May 1778 in Dalmeny, Haddington, Scotland, Great Britain. He died in 1846 at the age of 68.
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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

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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