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Just to give everyone a head's up. The Clan is planning a reunion in conjunction with the Stone Mountain games in Georgia 18-21 October, 2018. We have put in for a reservation with at least 100 attendees. I would hope we can easliy achieve this minimum given the fact that the reunions I attended in 1996, 2000, and 2004 each had substantially more than 100 attendees. ... See MoreSee Less

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Dylan CherryBeene <Bean1600 Cheasapeake Bay <Macbean1540 Midlothian Scotland family in Alabama.... Georgia close to home. I know i would be there

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Karen Rider MeansLive relatively close by, will definitely be there!

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For those McElvains and associated spellings, there is a follow-on to the Clan MacBean reunion that visits the lands where they were from. If you are going to be over in Scotland at the same time as the reunion, you are more than welcome to rendezvous with the tour group at specific sites. Timing is kind of loose on this tour extension since basically all we get is a van and driver.

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August Itinerary Overnight at:
Wed 10 Aug Main Tour
This morning check out of your hotel in Edinburgh and board your coach. You will travel to Stirling where you will visit the Stirling Castle and enjoy a guided tour from your guide. You will then visit the Battle of Bannockburn centre to learn more about the famous Robert the Bruce and the famous battle.
The coach will then take all who are departing this afternoon to Glasgow airport.
Extended tour begins
Those staying on the extended tour a separate coach will collect you in Stirling and take you to Ayrshire.
A guide is not included on the extended tour.
Coach and driver included today
Blue Badge Guide included this morning only.
Dinner is included in your hotel this evening Troon
Thu 11 Aug Today you will explore Ayrshire.
Included today is a visit to Grimmet – the site of a historic castle which no longer stands however there are some interesting markings and the original moat which you can view.
You will then travel to Attiquin Farm which was one of the original lands once granted to the family.
You will then have lunch in a local restaurant.
After lunch the group will travel to Thomaston Castle once home to the McIlvean/McIllwain family.
You will then enjoy a tour of Culzean Castle this afternoon where you can learn more about the castle’s history and enjoy the beautiful castle.
If time permits the group can visit Lady Cross/Battle of Gorse near Maybole. The scene of the battle within the Kennedy family.
Lunch is included today
Dinner is included in a local restaurant this evening
Coach and Driver included today
Fri 12 Aug This morning board your coach and travel to Crossraguel Abbey where a McIllwain was the administrator in 1523.
You will then travel to Largs for the afternoon. Here you will travel to the site of the Battle of Largs. For his part in the battle a McIllwain was granted land in Ayrshire.
Lunch will be included in a local restaurant this afternoon.
Dinner included in a local restaurant this evening. Troon
Sat 13 Aug This morning check out of your hotel and board your coach which will take you to Glasgow Airport for your return journey home taking with you the memories of Scotland.
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For those who might be going to Scotland the same time as the reunion in August, I have enclosed the full itinerary.

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August Itinerary Overnight at:
Wed 3 Aug Arrive at Glasgow Airport where you will be met by a representative of Scotland Tours who will hand over your welcome pack.
Your driver and guide will also meet you at the airport; you will board your coach and travel to the beautiful area of Loch Lomond where you will have some free time to enjoy this national park. You will first take a boat cruise on Loch Lomond where you will learn more about the history of the area. You will then travel to Cameron House for lunch. Your restaurant has fantastic views over the Loch which you can enjoy.
This afternoon you will board your coach and travel to Fort William.
On route you will stop at Glencoe and enjoy a tour of the visitor centre.
Lunch is included today
Dinner is included in your hotel this evening
Coach and driver included today
Blue Badge Guide included today Fort William
Thu 4 Aug This morning check out of your hotel and board your coach. You will board your coach which will take you to Fort William train station where you will board the Jacobite Steam train and enjoy a one way trip to Mallaig. This beautiful scenic journey takes you over the Glenfinnan Viaduct which was used in the filming of the Harry Potter movies.
You will then enjoy lunch at a local hotel in Mallaig before travelling to Inverness. On route you will stop in Fort Augustus where you can enjoy a walk around the famous canal which runs through the town and take some great photographs.
You will then check into your hotel and freshen up before boarding your coach in the evening to take a trip to your official clan gathering dinner (the Clan Chattan Association) at Lochardil House Hotel.
Lunch included today
Coach and driver included today
Blue Badge Guide included today Inverness
Fri 5 Aug This morning board your coach and travel to Moy Highland Sport Fair where you will spend most of the day enjoying the traditional Scottish sports, food and music.
Your coach will then collect you and take you back to Inverness where you can enjoy some free time in the city or relax at your hotel.
Dinner is included in your hotel this evening.
Coach and driver included today Inverness
Sat 6 Aug This morning board your coach and travel to the rededication ceremony at McBain Memorial Park.
Your driver will then meet you after the ceremony and take you a local restaurant for lunch before you then travel to Culloden Battlefield this afternoon to enjoy a guided tour of this fantastic attraction. Your guide will answer any questions and guide you around the centre and battlefield.
Lunch included today
Dinner is included in a local restaurant this evening
Coach and driver included today
Blue Badge Guide included today Inverness
Sun 7 Aug Today after breakfast board your coach and travel to Elgin Cathedral where you will enjoy a guided tour around this great historic cathedral. You will then board your coach and travel to Speyside where you will visit Glenfiddich Distillery. Lunch will be included this afternoon in a local restaurant.
You will then board your coach and travel to Balvenie Castle where your guide will provide a guided tour of this historic building.
Lunch included today
Dinner is included in a local restaurant this evening
Coach and driver included today
Blue Badge Guide included today Inverness
Mon 8 Aug This morning after breakfast check out of your hotel and board your coach. You will travel to the capital city of Edinburgh this afternoon after visiting the Victorian Spa Town of Pitlochry.
You will take a guided tour with your guide to Blair Castle and enjoy a walk in the beautiful gardens.
You will then stop in Pitlochry for lunch at a local restaurant before enjoying a stop at the Queens View of Loch Tummel for a change to take some fantastic photographs.
Dinner is included in your hotel today
After dinner your guide will meet you and take you to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo which is a fantastic show celebrating pipe bands, traditional music and dancing from Scotland and around the world.
Lunch included today
Coach and driver included today
Blue Badge Guide included today
Coach transfer from Tattoo to Hotel included this evening Edinburgh
Tue 9 Aug Your guide will collect you at your hotel this morning and take you on a short walking tour of the city; You will visit St Giles Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle today.
This afternoon your guide will take you to the Royal Mile, you will then have some free time to explore the city.
Places of interest include:-
• Big bus hop on hop off tour
• Palace of Holyrood House
• Camera Obscure
Blue Badge Guide included today
Dinner is included in a local restaurant this evening.
Coach transfer from Tattoo to Hotel included this evening Edinburgh
Wed 10 Aug This morning check out of your hotel and board your coach. You will travel to Stirling where you will visit the Stirling Castle and enjoy a guided tour from your guide. You will then visit the Battle of Bannockburn centre to learn more about the famous William Wallace and the famous battle.
The coach will then take all who are departing this afternoon to Glasgow airport.
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Noma Baird GardipeeLoved reading this! Our closest town is Mallaig, Alberta Canada and it was named after Mallaig Scotland!

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Colin McBeanI'm hoping to go to the rededication on the 6th. Can you tell me what time it is taking place.

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I thought I would share this picture we have hanging in our store. It is of a piece of the MacBean tartan that Alan Bean took to the Moon on Apollo 12! ... See MoreSee Less

I thought I would share this picture we have hanging in our store. It is of a piece of the MacBean tartan that Alan Bean took to the Moon on Apollo 12!

Houston KiltmakersHere is a close up of the letter and the threads that have been to the Moon!

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Having some scanner problems. Along with having already posted just about everything I have . Would like to take this opportunity to urge those of you who aren't Clan Association members to join so you can use our genealogy department and get our latest newsletter. ... See MoreSee Less

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In the Chief's booklet on the Clan, he mentions an S.S. Clan MacBean that had been in use during WWII (as the Ocean Courier) and was renamed Clan MacBean in 1948. It went to the scrap heap in 1960. In doing research on it, I discovered another Clan MacBean ship that was built in 1917 or 18, sold in 1947 and renamed Korthion. The ship heading to the right is the 1917/18 first S,.S. Clan MacBean ship. The ship heading to the left is the 1942 built Ocean Courier renamed the Clan MacBean in 1948. There were a number of different Clan named ships that were part of the Clan Line. The larger, more well known Clans had even more versions.
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In the Chiefs booklet on the Clan, he mentions an S.S. Clan MacBean that had been in use during WWII (as the Ocean Courier) and was renamed Clan MacBean in 1948. It went to the scrap heap in 1960. In doing research on it, I discovered another Clan MacBean ship that was built in 1917 or 18, sold in 1947 and renamed Korthion. The ship heading to the right is the 1917/18 first S,.S. Clan MacBean ship. The ship heading to the left is the 1942 built Ocean Courier renamed the Clan MacBean in 1948. There were a number of different Clan named ships that were part of the Clan Line. The larger, more well known Clans had even more versions.

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Clan MacBeanThis painting from the Cayzer family archive shows the 1918 Clan MacBean in 1939 on the offensive forcing a German submarine to dive, leaving its gun crew on the deck.

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Duna BarberBubs. Where can I get that book on the clan? Hugs.

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Michael Whitney Jr.They need to adjust the air supply to the boiler. It's smoking!

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We will be visiting the Inverness area in June. We read somewhere that there is a guestbook at the Dores Inn for the Memorial Park.
Is that true?
Any suggestions on what to do in the area?
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Lori Tanner NeumannI haven't heard about a guestbook but just sent you a message.

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Clan MacBean added 5 new photos to the album: Clan MacBean tartans. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanHAPPY TARTAN DAY!

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Carol SwopeI will pull mine out to wear! I have the modern tartan that my dad brought home from Scotland.

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MacBean Monday! According to the Chief's booklet on the Clan MacBain (available from the Chief's and Clan's websites) "An American company, L. L. Bean, was marketing a tartan that they called MacBean Hunting. This was brought to the attention of Chief James who challenged them on it, rightly asserting himself as the only person who could legally make such a designation. As a result, L. L. Bean renamed the tartan Bean of Freeport (Freeport, Maine, being the company location). James Scarlett comments, “There is a pattern called Bean of Freeport, which is a simple variation of the green Shaw of Tordarroch tartan. It has no official standing.” There was also a couple in Maine that brought suit against L.L. Bean for copying the State of Maine's tartan. ... See MoreSee Less

MacBean Monday!  According to the Chiefs booklet on the Clan MacBain (available from the Chiefs and Clans websites) An American company, L. L. Bean, was marketing a tartan that they called MacBean Hunting. This was brought to the attention of Chief James who challenged them on it, rightly asserting himself as the only person who could legally make such a designation. As a result, L. L. Bean renamed the tartan Bean of Freeport (Freeport, Maine, being the company location). James Scarlett comments, “There is a pattern called Bean of Freeport, which is a simple variation of the green Shaw of Tordarroch tartan. It has no official standing.”  There was also a couple in Maine that brought suit against L.L. Bean for copying the State of Maines tartan.

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Donald McBeanGood ,that will show them ,we are Fussy,get the CLAYMORS OUT !🍷🍷🍷🇬🇧🇬🇧

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Last contact I had with the MacBean society was with Bernie Bean in Cut and Shoot TX. What's the latest on this organization?
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Clan MacBeanThe organization was just kind of surviving, but hemorraghaging money, so we did a reorganization and got rid of the permanent office, although Patty does do work for us. We are pretty much out of the product business although the Chief's son is going to rejuvenate the Chief's product offerings and maybe expand a little to shirts Click on this link to the Clan website. clanmacbean.org/

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Justine BradfordThe latest, Frank, is that we are well and thriving and we'd love to have you check us out at our web site, clanmacbean.org and see what you think!

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Clan MacBeanAfter Cut and Shoot the office was (and is) in Denver. The original office had some room to display Clan memorabilia, but the materials are being returned or sold where possible to the descendents. Before closing, the office became more of a small room than a suite.

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Steph Reeder added a new photo to Clan MacBean's timeline — at North Sulphur area.

I love this book! It's so great seeing the names of my grandparents and great-grandparents on these pages! There is an address on the page posted. Does anyone know if, by chance, it's still a good address?
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I love this book!  Its so great seeing the names of my grandparents and great-grandparents on these pages!  There is an address on the page posted.  Does anyone know if, by chance, its still a good address?

Justine BradfordEmail me at genealogist@clanmacbean.org and tell me what pages you don't have.

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Justine BradfordThe office is no longer in Cut & Shoot, TX, Steph. We have gone digital and have a cyber-office. PO Box 260817, Lakewood, CO 80226. Attn: Patty Weston. And hold on to that book, they have become very valuable and hard to find!! For more information, check out our web site at clanmacbean.org. :))

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MacBean Monday! Besides the Chief's line at Kinchyle, the Chief, in his booklet on the Clan, mentions the MacBeans of Daars (Dores). MacBeans of Tomatin, and MacBeans of Faillie. There are also MacBeans of Drummond mentioned on the internet. The only house image I could find connected to the MacBeans besides the Kinchyle one is the Tomatin House. The photos are from an 1800s print and a current view from the House's internet site. A MacBean last owned it until 1926 when it was sold to the present owner's great-grandmother. Although it is pretty well booked, you can stay there.
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MacBean Monday!  Besides the Chiefs line at Kinchyle, the Chief, in his booklet on the Clan, mentions the MacBeans of Daars (Dores). MacBeans of Tomatin, and MacBeans of Faillie.  There are also MacBeans of Drummond mentioned on the internet.  The only house image I could find connected to the MacBeans besides the Kinchyle one is the Tomatin House.  The photos are from an 1800s print and a current view from the Houses internet site.  A MacBean last owned it until 1926 when it was sold to the present owners great-grandmother.  Although it is pretty well booked, you can stay there.

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Myles MacBeanFor centuries my family lived a few miles upstream of Tomatin House. Tenant farmers at Auchintoul we would not have aspired to such grandeur, but I can soon look forward to 4 generations of live MacBeans joining three generations of deceased MacBean's in the kirkyard at Dalarossie. See my short blog for details that may be of interest to visitors to this page. wp.me/p3oh4t-6w

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MacBean Monday! The Chief's booklet on the Clan says that Gillies MacBean farmed in Dalmagerry which is near Inverness off the A9 highway, but there is no sign or memorial and I could not find a reference that would let me track down a picture. He had another farm southeast of Inverness with the name "Kinchyle" which has buildings that date back to 1650, but it is not open to the public. This picture is from one of my trips to Scotland in the 1990s. ... See MoreSee Less

MacBean Monday!  The Chiefs booklet on the Clan says that Gillies MacBean farmed in Dalmagerry which is near Inverness off the A9 highway, but there is no sign or memorial and I could not find a reference that would let me track down a picture.  He had another farm southeast of Inverness with the name Kinchyle which has buildings that date back to 1650, but it is not open to the public.  This picture is from one of my trips to Scotland in the 1990s.

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Clan MacBeanThe sign is no longer there.

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Tony McBainDoes anyone have any information on a William McBain (my grandfather ) who moved to London prior to 1932 as that's when my father was born. I know this is a long shot.

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Jacqui ShawI know they were in Edinburgh Tony x

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Chris ClaridgeGillies is my ancestor he his either a great great great grandfather or great great great uncle but its my great Nan's family on my dads dads side. Ruth macbain and led to believe that we r related to Monroe's. I am blood related not paid money to join like some people.

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Judy C. BolingerI come from this clan ...so good.

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Glenn MrosekPics from last May

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Crystal WeedmanWow family history

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For all of you different spellings of the McElvain sept out there- I just got my items from House of Tartan after using Scotweb to weave the tartan. I will be getting pictures on the page soon. What it comes down to is: If you want stuff in the Macbean/MacIlvain tartan, first you have to have it woven. Scotweb took over Dalgleish who originated the tartan, but any company that can weave, can use the threadcounts for registered Tartan 0519 to make it. It's best pricewise for you find a company that can weave and produce the tartan product you want. There are weavers that don't make the products you want and there are companies that will only make products from their own stock tartans. I had to pay Scotweb to make and ship the tartan to House of Tartan and they made all the products. I could have ordered the tartan from House of Tartan also, but I would have had to order more yardage at a lower cost per yard price. If you are going to have stuff made in McElvain tartan it's not going to be cheap, but it will be immensely satisfying to wear, even though it wasn't woven until the early to mid-20th Century. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanSports car hat - could have been centered better, but they may have been short of material.

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Clan MacBeanTies - They make them 6 at a time, but I only got 4. May have run out of material.

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Clan MacBeanChildren's tam.

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Clan MacBeanBaseball cap

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Edward McIlwainSo, that's all we need to know, Registered Tartan 0519, at Scotweb? Have them weave the tartan and send to our kiltmatkers?

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So I saw a 6 episode documentary series about great Scottish clans and I couldn't find one about Bean/Bain, does anyone have any Idea if there's one about our clan? :-) ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBeanWe are a small clan. Trying to find products for Clan MacBean beyond a clan badge and tartan bears this out. They were probably looking at the big name clans. We were part of Clan Chattan which was a federation of clans, but were not a big name clan in our own right.

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Myles MacBeanBe proud that we are so small and special that only the connoisseurs take notice. And of course that we always "punched above our weight" and, "ever warlike", were in the middle of everything!

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The Sarnia (Ontario) Legion Pipe Band wore MacBean tartan up until a few years ago when they created their own. ... See MoreSee Less

The Sarnia (Ontario) Legion Pipe Band wore MacBean tartan up until a few years ago when they created their own.

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Felicity BeltonConnor McBain Never seen so many Ancients together

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Ben BainRoss O'Halloran here is my tartan

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Greater Manchester County Fire Service Pipe Band wearing the MacBean tartan.

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Beth Ann Lee FrenchThis does "inwardly rejoice the cockles of my heart"!

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Annette Liljegrennice!!!!

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MacBean Monday! Might as well start out with a picture of perhaps our most well-known hero, Gillies MacBean. This picture is from McIan's book of Clans and tartans. I was able to pick up the Clan MacBean pages from an original edition, and the writeup about the clan is very interesting. The tartan shown is more representative of Clan MacIntosh which is likely as we were (and still are) an arm of Clan Chattan. Gillies achieved his fame by single-handedly filling a gap in the turf wall on the right flank of the Bonnie Prince Charlie army at the Battle of Culloden. Before being mortally wounded, he killed around a dozen British soldiers including Lord Kerr, the only British officer to fall in the battle. With the restoration of the turf walls there, it is possible to approximate where this occurred. I picked up a copy of the print of the battle by Mark Churms at an Estes Park games. It is still available at some military art dealers and has a depiction of Gillies near the center of the print..
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MacBean Monday!  Might as well start out with a picture of perhaps our most well-known hero, Gillies MacBean.  This picture is from McIans book of Clans and  tartans.  I was able to pick up the Clan MacBean pages from an original edition, and the writeup about the clan is very interesting.  The tartan shown is more representative of Clan MacIntosh which is likely as we were (and still are) an arm of Clan Chattan.  Gillies achieved his fame by single-handedly filling  a gap in the turf wall on the right flank of the Bonnie Prince Charlie army at the Battle of Culloden.  Before being mortally wounded, he killed around a dozen British soldiers including Lord Kerr, the only British officer to fall in the battle.  With the restoration of the turf walls there, it is possible to approximate where this occurred.  I picked up a copy of the print of the battle by Mark Churms at an Estes Park games.  It is still available at some military art dealers and has a depiction of Gillies near the center of the print..

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Jesse MarezI was just telling my son this story over the weekend.

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Kim OcasioJonathan Watkins , Mason Ocasio your great grandmothers family line. 😊

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Craig CurleyGotta love ol' Gillies

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MacBean Monday! www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1TvZykWt6Q The Battle of North Inch was a battle between the Clan Chattan and Clan Cameron orchestrated by King Robert III to prevent further bloodshed in the continuing feud between the clans. Thirty men on each side fought to the death with Clan Chattan coming out on top. As principal fighters of Clan Chattan, it is assumed that MacBeans took part. According to the Chief's book, the Chiefs of Clan MacIntosh and Chattan had moved to the area around Inverness and the Camerons were trying to exert their influence in Lochaber while the area was still held by the Chief of MacIintosh and Chattan ... See MoreSee Less

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Colin McBeanThere is a very nice municipal golf course on the North Inch now. I played it regularly with my late father who was a member. Beautiful setting by the river.

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Clan MacBean Monday! The post on the history of tartan below was brought to my attention by member Mark F. Bean. In regards to the Clan MacBean tartans, our chief recognizes four clan tartans as pictured on his website. The Modern with a red background, Ancient with an orange (ancient red) background, Hunting with a brown background and dress with a white background and a MacIntosh stripe. Usually a dress tartan just has the background replaced with white, but the additiion of the MacIntosh stripe is a bit unique. The last tartan posted is Inverness which is a district tartan for the area the clan is from. While you can technically wear any tartan except restricted tartans like the Queen's family tartans, it is nice to have a connection to what you are wearing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Judy FiloiaQuite a collection of tartans. My ancestors were Macbain. In the US, it had evolved into Bane (our name) as well as Bain and Bean. Witch tartan would be most appropriate. To use.?

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Marlene McBeanThere all McBean / McBain. I think there's Ancient, Dress and two variations of the standard which depend on which mill it's from.

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Lorene McBee BaskaWe ending up with the name McBee and we claim the one on the bottom right

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Brian Brenda McBeanWe are McBean's and ours is the bottom right..😃

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Carol Bland LoveI love all plaids :)

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MacBean Monday! What I'm going to do is start with some general info about the Clan and see where it goes. Feel free to ask questions and make inputs. I will use the Chief's booklet (available on his website mcbainofmcbain.com/) as a basis. When it comes to origins of the Clan itself, the chief starts with mention of the MacIlvaine sept in the Dalraida area en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A1l_Riata around 600 A.D. When the MacBeans left Dalriada for Lochaber en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lochaber about 1100 A.D., the MacIlvaines remained in Dalriada (and ended up in Ayrshire). ... See MoreSee Less

MacBean Monday!  What Im going to do is start with some general info about the Clan and see where it goes.  Feel free to ask questions and make inputs.  I will use the Chiefs booklet (available on his website http://mcbainofmcbain.com/) as a basis. When it comes to origins of the Clan itself, the chief starts with mention of the MacIlvaine sept in the Dalraida area https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A1l_Riata around 600 A.D. When the MacBeans left Dalriada for Lochaber https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lochaber about 1100 A.D., the MacIlvaines remained in Dalriada (and ended up in Ayrshire).

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Clan MacBeanMy bad! First, I did not mean for Ayrshire to mean Dalriada. The Chief did not have it that way in the book. The McElvains ended up in Carrick which along with Cunningham and Kyle make up present day Ayrshire. I should have stated it as such and not implied that Dalriada was Ayrshire. I will make that correction as soom as I finish this post.The books that I own on the McElvain family reference the Lairds of Grimmet that only go back to the late 1300s/early 1400s with possible origins in Ireland and Normandy. Also, I also accidently put B.C. instead of A.D. when I first posted it. I went back and corrected that almost immediately. The Chief has told me that he has no smoking gun connection between the families other than the closeness of the names and areas.

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Karen Melvin BeattieHow do the Beattie ' s fit under this clan? Or related?

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David GeddesTwo and two does not make seven. I write from Scotland and with a 45 year interest in the wisps of history that can be recombined to teach us something. I have to counsel very great caution with what is printed here. Let us have no convenient repainting of what is objectively known of Scottish History to suit any personal agendas. I am of MacBheathain. But I dont subscribe to what is written here. Dal Riata was a confederation at best. Based originally in the Kingships of Ulster, it spread by the means of assimilation, treaty, conquest and is in the Scottish side of things, firmly academically located at Kilmartin/ Dunadd in Argyllshire - and not Ayrshire which in ancient kingship terms is light years away. Ayrshire would be ludicrous- as it exists under the fealty of the Kingships of Strathclyde - absolutely nothing to do with the Irish Celts of Dal Riata. The dates of cultural expansion from Ireland are probably chronologically parallel with the Spread of Christianity into Scotland via Iona and many other western coast adventures of the warrior priests. We are talking probably 5th to 8th centuries AD. The Book of Kells and the Book of the Venerable Bede provide the written clues to these changes in power. The modern day DNA cluster analysis by Alistair Moffat and the University of Edinburgh allied with academic centres around the world confirms this. Read 'The Faded Map' for the kingships south of the highland line and outwith Dal Riata. Strathclyde and Dal Riatan - absoluetly no mention what so ever. What happened north of the highland line is less well known as hsitory was not written but a matter of oral tradition. But the conclusions do come from world standard DNA cluster analysis with very large databases. Scotlands history is much more one of assimilation, merging, co-operation, and intermarriage more than conquer and obey. The diminution of the Dal Riatic kingdom - perhaps confederation, is one of Norse influence. Not much of this is written untlil the sagas were committed to text - Njals Saga , Laxadala Saga - and these were mostly academically collected in Iceland! The period recoreded is from about 950AD. Note that the patronymoic naming of families does not become recorded until the mid medieval times. So families- yet to become known as clans with the prenom of Mac, Mc, Vic, Mhic do not appear until about the late 1400s and 15th C. Long after Dal Riata was dead and gone. So to equate Dal Riata with Ayrshire is wrong. To associate the name McIlvaines with Dalriada is a misinterpretation of some 600 years. The Dal Riatan culture was Ulster Celtic spread to Scotland. It fades out under Norse colonisation of the west coast of Scotland, though no decisive battles are ever noted. The history of the Lords of the Isles- Somerled and his descendants - are well known from the 1000s onwards. That those who came to be known as the Macbeans came in their origins from Lochaber is known from Clan folklore- much later written down and there is little to dispute with oral tradition- it is endlessly proved correct and largely accurate excepting the embellishments by some noteable bards. So the header to this string has to be read - in Scotland - with a level of scepticism that requires in the future a far more objective level of claim. History cannot be rewritten out of convenience.

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Am taking a MacBean Monday off. I am running out of stuff to post. We do seem to have a lot more people on the page, I could probably repeat some things for the benefit of late comers. Just cut me some slack for a week or two. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanIf any of you do have questions or inputs, just message me....

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David McBeeI'll send you something from World cups, etc. in a week or so. Enjoy your time away. How should I send?

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Aimee MealsTerrific! I just found this page! Thanks for this. Bean MacDomhil Mor is linked as my 22nd GGF; Capt Wm McBean my 7th GGF. I am then descended from Elizabeth Bean and George Dove.

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Evan McBeanI'll have to try that - "Hi boss, I'm going to have to call off work today. It's a McBean Monday." Really though, take all the rest you need! This is a great page for a great clan.

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Sebastin E Miller Sr.I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for this page. After a recent discovery in doing my family tree discovering my Scottish roots through the Beans and learning they was originally MacBean. Hope you enjoy your time off and looking forward to future post.

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Colin McBeanHow about asking people to send you photos to include. I'm sure it will be an interesting year, what with the MacBean memorial park rededication. I will be there.

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Jackie McBee IsonNew to this page. Looking forward to learning more about my Scottish heritage.

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Joy Bean CoxNO!!! There will be no rest for the weary.

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To go along with the story.....

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Donald McBeanOne very Brave Man ,and one of Us ! 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 😇 🍷🍷💥

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This story of Alan Bean and the MacBean Tartan on the Moon is from the Scottish Tartans Museum.

ALAN BEAN
In November, 1969, a 37-year old US Naval aviator and astronaut named Alan Bean was part of the crew of Apollo 12. Bean, who like Armstrong, was aware of his Scottish heritage, carried a large swatch of the MacBean tartan with him to the moon. An article from the September, 1969 Clan Chattan Journal, written by Hughston McBain of McBain, told of Bean’s flight to the moon on Apollo 12, and that Bean “has agreed to take a half yard of MacBean tartan with him, leave half of it on the moon as a flag, and bring back the other half for deposit in our archives.”

The tartan, the article claims, was purchased in Victoria, British Columbia by a society officer, noting that the sales clerk asked, “Are you going to claim the Moon for Scotland?” The response was “By no means - we are going to claim it for the MacBeans!”

Much like Armstrong, there are a number of claims found across the Internet that Bean left the tartan on the moon, which is simply not true.

In a note to the editor of the Alan Bean Gallery web site date April 30, 2005, Bean stated:
As I remember it, I took the Clan MacBean Tartan to the moon and returned it to Earth. I did not leave any of the Clan MacBean Tartan on the surface. I did, in fact, give a piece of the tartan to the Clan MacBean and also to the St. Bean Chapel in Scotland. And I’ve still got some of it in my possession. I did not, however, leave any of it on the moon.

Bean confirmed this to this author in a phone interview in May, 2008, stating that “One plaid material, 14 x 14 inches” was kept in his Personal Preference Kit (PPK) #1068 in the Command Module (CM), and then transferred over to the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM). Bean noted that the tartan was not taken out onto the lunar surface during the 33 hour Extravehicular Activity (EVA).

After returning to Earth, Bean presented a piece of tartan to then Hughston McBain of McBain, the Chief of the Clan MacBean, and another piece to St. Bean’s Church, which is located in the village of Fowlis Wester in Strathearn, Scotland.
Ironically, the tartan carried by Bean on Apollo 12 apparently was no longer the official clan tartan, according to the late tartan scholar James Scarlett. “When the later Hughston McBain [was] matriculated as Chief, he adopted a minor variation on this [the MacBean tartan]. I have a note that the piece of the MacBean tartan that went to the moon was of the old, no longer official, pattern.”"

A small portion of the tartan was attached to one of Bean’s paintings, Clan MacBean Arrives on the Moon, which was presented to the Clan MacBean Society’s annual gathering in Wichita, Kansas in September, 1996 by Bean. Bean, wearing a glengarry in the MacBean tartan, was made an official honorary member at the gathering, and presented a program on the Apollo 12 mission.

In 2011, Bean sent a swatch of tartan to the Scottish Tartans Authority with the following note:
"To the Scottish Tartans Authority. This piece of MacBeantartan 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 1969. I am entrusting this valuable piece of tartan history to your care. (Signed) Alan Bean, Lunar Module Pilot."
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Aimee MealsAnyone know who Alan Bean's immediate ancestors are?

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James BeanWhen are we going to start charging people for looking at OUR moon?

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Jim McBeenAnd I am proud that my brother Marcus was on the team that designed, built, and wrote the code for the computers that sent Apollo to the moon and returned our astronauts safely. One of his many accomplishments in computer science.

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Teresa Moore MacBainThanks for sharing this story! Alan is my cousin by marriage. I never had a chance to meet him, but my husband Alton R MacBain did know him.

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Donald McBeanWe are a Great and Generous Clan,not to Large ,but big enough,we could let everyone enjoy where one of us has been ,no payment required ,it's not owned by us,just looked at!👑👑👑🍷🍷🍷🎓🎓🎓🖨🖨🖨🇬🇧🇬🇧😇

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Karen LagowThat is so cool. My Dad would have loved knowing he was most likely related. His grandmother was Emily Beeman of Dallas, TX, daughter of John Scott Winfield Beeman, born at Camp Bowie, TX. While looking over the Ancestry website recently, I discovered the Beemans were part of the MacBean clan. The name changed from MacBean to Bean then Beeman.

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The McElvain sept's "hometown" of Maybole is supposed to be where Robert Burns' parents met at a fair. The location was commemorated by a bust over a downtown shop that has since been removed. Maybole is only a few miles south of Alloway, a suburb of Ayr, where Robert was born. ... See MoreSee Less

The McElvain septs hometown of Maybole is supposed to be where Robert Burns parents met at a fair.  The location was commemorated by a bust over a downtown shop that has since been removed.  Maybole is only a few miles south of Alloway, a suburb of Ayr, where Robert was born.

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MacBean Monday!  May you be attending a Burns NIght near you!

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Beth Ann Lee FrenchWish there was one in my little corner of the world!

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Myles MacBeanWe have delayed our until Friday here in Blantyre, Malawi. Looking forward to a good fling.

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Just an aside to posts about Clan MacBean tents at Scottish Games. If there isn't a MacBean tent, I would be comfortable hanging out at a Clan Chattan or Clan MacIntosh tent. ... See MoreSee Less

MacBean Monday! Edward Beane, Titanic survivor, along with his wife in a 1931 photo. He was one of the few 2nd class male survivors and according to him, he jumped off the deck into the water and swam to his wife in Lifeboat 13. ... See MoreSee Less

MacBean Monday!  Edward Beane, Titanic survivor, along with his wife in a 1931 photo.  He was one of the few 2nd class male survivors and according to him, he jumped off the deck into the water and swam to his wife in Lifeboat 13.

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Su CrawfordIs it possible to learn his family number? It would be fun to see where he fits in the decedents listing in the John MacBean of Exeter book.

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Richard McBainGreat story...It is now on the clan MacBean website under famous Clan MacBean

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Judy C. BolingerThis is so great Sis.. Love it!

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I would like to start the new year with a plea for all of those who are enjoying the different Facebook pages for Clan MacBean and its septs to seriously consider joining the Clan Association if you are not a member and to get more involved if you are. There are a number of regions that are minus a Clan MacBean representative and states that are minus Conveners. It is not an easy or inexpensive proposition to have a Clan tent. If you can manage it, it is quite a fulfilling experience. If you can help out your state or regional representative at a games, you will not only have a good time, you will probably learn a lot about your clan and its association. I started out helping the late William Beane with tents in the Colorado area and have accumulated a lot of materials that bascially allowed us to get an award at a games in Baton Rouge last May with a first time regional Commissioner. Any of you that would be interested, contact the "headquarters" on the Clan website or message me personally. ... See MoreSee Less

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Anna BeanI may eventually travel to South Dakota in the future - is there a Clan representative there ?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR and SLAINTE!

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Kevin Rolann Randall BaneyWhere did you get the shot glass?

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Leigh McIlwainHappy new year to all the extended clan. Now, that's a shot glass that needs to be added to the collection!

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Paige FrenchHappy New Year to you and yours as well!

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Gene WhitneyHappy New Year to all my cousins out there. I'm trying Florida for the first time. Wish me luck!

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Angus MacBeanHappy new year to all!

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Buster BeanHappy New Year cousins.

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Georgia BlueNICE! Need one of those for sipping my Dalwhinnie. :)

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Steph ReederHappy New Year!

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Barbara MooreHappy New Year!

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Wes BeeneHappy New Year!

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Judy ClairHappy New Year.

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Theron BainHappy New Year !

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Christopher LailHappy new year!

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Chris BeanHappy New year :)

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Christian GuessHappy New Year all!

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Alice StevensSLAINTE!

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Duncan CampbellHappy New Year

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Bary ThompsonGoodbye 365, hello 366 !!!

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Myles MacBeanDo dheagh shlàinte

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Scott BeanCheers

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John Munroslangie math

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MacBean Monday! Since I put the Chief's book on the Clan last week, I thought I'd put up this book written by his father (who resurrected the line) which gives the story of his efforts. I'm pretty sure they are still available through the Clan office. If not successful getting one through our Clan administrator, slip me a message. ... See MoreSee Less

MacBean Monday!  Since I put the Chiefs book on the Clan last week, I thought Id put up this book written by his father (who resurrected the line) which gives the story of his efforts.  Im pretty sure they are still available through the Clan office.  If not successful getting one through our Clan administrator, slip me a message.

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Clan MacBean Christmas!  Old Leanach Cottage Culloden....  Merry Christmas to all my Scottish cousins.

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Phylis BernardMerry Christmas from Phylis Bean Bernard in Southern Illinois to all the MacBean clan. Mother made the trip across the pond to walk in the old country.

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Barbara MooreMerry Christmas from Barbara Bean Moore AR, USA to all of the Clan MacBean around the world! God Bless us everyone!

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Julie HarperMerry Christmas from the Highlands cousins!

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Linda Slate AdolfMerry Christmas to the MacBean clan around the world.

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Al MenardMerry Christmas to all my MacBean cousins world wide!!!

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Judy ClairMerry Christmas to all my Clan MacBean relatives everywhere.

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Joe BaneMerry Christmas from across the pond.

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Kim OcasioMerry Christmas from Massachusetts to kin around the world

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Sandra Lee McBainMerry Christmas to everyone from Quebec City McBain's

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Christina OlsonMerry Christmas from Washington!

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Mary Slate WaltonMerry Christmas from Modesto Ca to The MacBean cousins around the world!!

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Lisa McElveen RamsingMerry🎄Christmas to the McBeans everywhere... Lisa & Molly🐈Rose🌹 from 🌴SC🇺🇸

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Allison BeanMerry Christmas from California Cousins.

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Matthew MacBeanMerry Christmas from Scotland

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Nancy MickelsonMerry Christmas from Wyoming!

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Stephanie LanhamMerry Christmas from California!!

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Bill McElveen Jr.Merry Christmas fron Florida

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Enid StephensonMERRY Christmas from Keith McBEAN XXX

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Ceciley BeanMerry Christmas from Montana USA

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Alice StevensMerry Christmas from NH!! :)

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Clinton BeanHappy Christmas to all the beans world wide

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Buster BeanMerry Christmas from Atlanta, GA

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Darren NilesMerry Christmas

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Sue BeanMerry Christmas!

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Isobel McBeanMerry Christmas 🎄🎄

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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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