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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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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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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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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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The Clan grows :-)

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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Is anyone having trouble getting on the website? It was fine last week, but not today. Trying to join, thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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

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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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Brad McBeainMacbean, hunting, heavyweight.

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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...

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Jon BeanIs this available to get stateside anywhere?

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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!

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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?

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Tammy BeanPerhaps my donation could allow someone to join 😊

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Lisa H. SmithAhh if only I could afford membership! Perhaps very soon. 🙂 I'm proud of my Scottish heritage.

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Helen AllenI let my membership lapse. I need to renew.

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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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Doris Talkington Beanelove the pics

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Just wanted to say that the Kinchyle House is now a Bed and Breakfest. It even has a MacBain room.

tracy@kinchylebedandbreakfast.co.uk.

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Just wanted to say that the Kinchyle House is now a Bed and Breakfest. It even has a MacBain room.

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We are really needing people around the country to consider putting together a tent for games in their area. This is probably the best way to get and meet new members. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beth Ann Lee FrenchDo you know if there is a tent at the games in Tulsa, Oklahoma? I sent an email to the person in charge of the tents but have never heard back.

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Chris ShoultsHow does one start to do that? The Virginia Scottish Games never seem to have a McBean tent.

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Jasen BeanUtah just had their games a couple weeks ago.

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This is a shot of our tent within a tent at the Colorado Springs Celtic Festival. It was pretty much just yours truly, but I would like to thank David McBee of Phoenix for taking over the place while I grabbed a bite on Sunday. Enjoyed being next door to the Gunns both in Cheyenne and Colorado Springs. ... See MoreSee Less

This is a shot of our tent within a tent at the Colorado Springs Celtic Festival.  It was pretty much just yours truly, but I would like to thank David McBee of Phoenix for taking over the place while I grabbed a bite on Sunday.  Enjoyed being next door to the Gunns both in Cheyenne and Colorado Springs.

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Karl SchreckWill you be in Estes Park in September?

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The Chief's son Richard also has these banners plus another two with info about the clan in general and the meanings of the different quadrants in the shield. The table cloth is a shower curtain available through cafepress. ... See MoreSee Less

The Chiefs son Richard also has these banners plus another two with info about the clan in general and the meanings of the different quadrants in the shield. The table cloth is a shower curtain available through cafepress.

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These are MacBean and McElvain tartans along with appropriate District tartans.

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Joy Bean CoxWhat is s district tartan and under what circumstances would you wear it instead of the clan tartan?

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Johnathan Mcilwainhey where can i order the McElvain Modern from? thanks

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Carlos Mac BeathAre MacBean and Mac Beath related to each other????

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Beth MacbainIf I can remember who made my kilt I will post, I had MacBain modern and I love it.

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Charles BainWow. Im going to call later this evening.

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Clan MacBean open for business with Regional Commissioner Larry Bean present and accounted for at the Cheyenne Celtic Festival 10-11 Jun. The overhead banner is available from Richard McBain, son of the Chief. the table cloth is available from Zazzle, and the signed (and unsigned) Alan Bean print is available through the Clan office. The Culloden print should be available through the artist, Mark Churms. ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBean open for business with Regional Commissioner Larry Bean present and accounted for at the Cheyenne Celtic Festival 10-11 Jun.  The overhead banner is available from Richard McBain, son of the Chief.  the table cloth is available from Zazzle, and the signed (and unsigned) Alan Bean print is available through the Clan office.  The Culloden print should be available through the artist, Mark Churms.

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Clan MacBeanWe are in the big Jamison tent.

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Paige MartinDo you know if anyone will be at the festival Sunday?

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David McBeeI will try to be there Sunday.

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We visited the memorial yesterday. It is really beautiful there. However, when we stopped at the Doree Inn, they have lost the register. ... See MoreSee Less

We visited the memorial yesterday. It is really beautiful there. However, when we stopped at the Doree Inn, they have lost the register.

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Robert BeanThere was a ziplock bag on the wall. You can see it to the right of us in the picture. Others had left notes in the bag, so we added our note.

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Kathy BrosnanHow could they lose the register? Didn't they know you were coming?

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Joscelyn McBainPermanently lost, or temporarily lost? That would be terrible if it were lost for ever!

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Robert BeanI don't know. They only told us they could not find it, after searching for about 15 minutes.

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Danny ScialdoneHope you guys are having a great time!!!

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If anyone out there is in the Colorado Springs area, we could use a body to help out at the Clan tent next weekend on Saturday and Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

Does anyone have a MacBean kilt pleated to the stripe?

I'll be getting one made soon and just considering it as an option, but would like to know how it looks first.
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Clan MacBeanI have one but can't really post a picture at the moment - I'm wearing it. Really brings out the almost turquoise blue in it....... Love it to the stripe....

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Just a word about scottish games and festivals. This is how I got interested in the clan. I went to a games in the Colorado area and had the honor of working with the late Bill Beane at some tents in the 90s and early 2000s. There really isn't that much to learn about the clan itself that you need, to help with a tent. Most of the people that come up to your tent just won't know where to look for their clan and all you have to do is have a couple basic books with Clan names and septs to help them on their way. I have a 4 volume set of books on tartans that I usually use to set people up with a tartan. i get a big kick out of that and usually they do to!. The main thing is getting a sturdy tent and paying the tent fees that some games charge. If you are going to donate the tent and reference material to the clan at some point (whoever inherits your region) the clan is a 501c3 organization and you can write it off. If you travel, stay at a hotel and eat, you can write off distance, the hotel, and 1/2 your meals. I will be coming out with a guide to clan tenting.......

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Beth Ann Lee FrenchDid you ever come out with the guide to clan tenting? I've not been to the Scottish Games anywhere before but plan on attending the games in Tulsa, Oklahoma in September. I don't know what they will offer. I've contacted them to ask if there will be a Clan McBean tent but have gotten no response.

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Have received notification of the following games which will have Clan representation according to regional representatives: Will update as I hear more.

June 10-11 Cheyenne, Wy Celtic Music Festival, downtown Depot
June 17-19 Colorado Springs, CO Celtic Festival, Memorial Park
July 8-10 Grandfather Mountain, N.C.
August 20 Maine Highland Games, Topsham Fairgrounds
Sep 16-18 New Hampshire Highland Games, Lincoln NH
Sep 24, Ligonier games, PA
Oct 3rd weekend, Stone Mountain GA Games
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If I send Bernie's hand typed manuscript of the "The Clan MacBean in North America" to the PO Box in Lakewood....I assume it will get into the hands of whomever is doing Clan genealogy today. Let me know if you have an alternative address. ... See MoreSee Less

Justine BradfordDaniel, write me at genealogist @clanmacbean.org and tell me what you want to do with the book. :))

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For those games not having a Clan MacBean representative, Clan Chattan, the Confederation of the "Cat" Clans includes Clan MacBean and may have a tent. Clan Chattan has a facebook page. ... See MoreSee Less

Since we are getting into that time of year....... I'd like those of you that will be having tents at games to announce the wheres and whens of the games you plan to take care of. After talking to Larry Bean in Cheyenne, I can vouch for a Clan MacBean presence at the Cheyenne and Colorado Springs Festivals. Any help from MacBeans in the area would be greatly appreciated. Even if you can't help, be sure and drop by to say hi! ... See MoreSee Less

This list of sites associated with the Clan should be appearing on the Clan website soon, if not there already. I know of one addition I'll be making. Feel free to suggest others.

MacBean sites in Scotland
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A lot of MacBeans that I corresponded with have asked for a list of sites to visit while in Scotland. The following sites in Scotland have strong connections to Clan MacBean. If anyone knows of any additions or corrections that need to be made to this list, please let me know.

Culloden (Battle of): The battlefield of Culloden is well marked and just east of Inverness on the B9006. Gillies MacBean slew thirteen troops including Lord Kerr single-handedly while defending a break in a stone wall on the right side of the Jacobite line. The exact location is not marked, but is not too hard to approximate with the recent reconstruction of enclosure walls around the battlefield. A MacBain assisted Cameron of Lochiel who was shot and unable to walk, and Aeneas MacBean is supposed to have escaped English soldiers by jumping back and forth across a stream.

Drummond (MacBeans of): Just like states in the USA can have towns with the same name, counties in Scotland can also share towns with the same name. There is a Drummond in the Parish of Dores, just south of the town of Dores on the B862. As you head south on the B862 from Inverness on the road to Dores, the B862 veers to the left inland from Loch Ness when you get to Dores.

Edinburgh Castle: In Edinburgh Castle is a display portraying a Pvt. MacBean in the English army at the battle of Malplaquet. A woman having her baby with him before the battle, Pvt MacBean went into the battle with the baby in a pouch at his side.

Faillie (MacBeans of): One of the MacBean families in the Inverness area. Go south from Inverness on the A9. The first major right turn after Daviot should be at a spot called the Tor. Turn right and the village of Faillie is off to the right.

Fowlis Wester Kirk: A 13th century church in the town of Fowlis Wester, a few miles east of Crief on the A85 to Perth. It is dedicated to St. Bean and known for its two Pictish cross slabs.

Harlaw (Battle of): Myles MacBean was known to have played a major role on the side of the MacIntosh against the Red Comyn. In this 1411 battle, several MacBeans fell. It took place near Inverurie, a town northwest of Aberdeen on the A96.

Inverlochy Castle: A MacBean and his four sons were involved in the killing of the Red Comyn’s steward at this castle, now a ruin. It is just off the A82 before its intersection with the A830 as you travel northeast at Fort William. The Ben Nevis Distillery is just north the intersection of the A82 and A830 on the A82.

Killiecrankie (Battle of): The Soldier’s Leap is a landmark of the Battle of Killiecrankie. A Donald McBane, fighting on the side of the English, is said to have escaped from Highland troops by leaping across the river. The battlefield is a couple miles southeast of Blair Atholl between Edinburgh and Inverness on the A9 . This could be the same MacBain that is portrayed in the Edinburgh Castle exhibit.

Kinchyle (MacBeans of): Area that was home to the main family of MacBeans. Follow directions to the MacBean Memorial, only at the “T” in the road off the main road to Dores, take the left fork instead of the right that leads to the memorial. You will be paralleling the main road between Inverness and Dores heading north. On the right, about a mile up this road, is a farm with the name Kinchyle.

MacBean Memorial: Site established by current Chief’s father as a permanent memorial. Go south from Inverness on the B862 that goes to Dores. There is an Aldourie Farm/Castle sign approximately 2 miles south of Scaniport on the right. Take your first left after the sign. There may be a small sign to the memorial with an arrow to the left. You will come to a “T” in the road after a few hundred yards. Take the road to the right. After going for a quarter mile or so, the road will wind around to the left. The memorial will be on the left with a wrought iron fence and gate.

Sawney Bean’s Cave: Sawney Bean was the head of a cannibalistic family (most likely fictitious) mentioned in S.R. Crockett’s 1896 novel “The Grey Man”, as having roamed Ayrshire in the late 1500’s and early 1600’s. Bennane Head is roughly three miles north of the town of Ballantrae, on the west coast, on the A77. About a mile north of the top of the hill is a layby or pullover area next to a point called Balcreuchan Port. Sawney Bean’s supposed cave is toward the beach.

Stirling Castle: Within the Castle is a Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Private William MacBean rose through the ranks to General, won the Victoria Cross at the battle of Lucknow, and is the subject of an exhibit.

Tomatin (MacBeans of): Another family of MacBeans in the Inverness area. The town of Tomatin is 15 or so miles southeast of Inverness off the A9

Tulloch Castle: Tulloch Castle is in the town of Dingwall near Inverness. It was owned by the Bains of Tulloch who aligned themselves with Clan Mackay. Tulloch Castle is now (1997) a convention center and hotel.

Worcester, Battle of: The Battle of Worcester took place on 3 September 1651 at Worcester, England, and was the final battle of the English Civil War. John Bean (later of Exeter) was captured and a prisoner of Cromwell’s forces afterward and was sent to the Colonies. Oliver Cromwell and the Parliamentarians defeated the Royalist, predominantly Scottish, forces of King Charles II. The 16,000 Royalist forces were overwhelmed by the 28,000 strong "New Model Army" of Cromwell. Worcester, officially known as the City of Worcester, is a city and county town of Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England. Worcester is situated some 17 miles (27 km) southwest of the southern suburbs of Birmingham and 23 miles (37 km) north of Gloucester, and has an approximate population of 100,000 people. (Wikipedia)
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Christian McIlwainHad a great time chatting with the crew in Costa Mesa yesterday.

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Donald Henderson Jr shared an event to Clan MacBean's Timeline.

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This is our Third Scottish Festival, hosted by the Covenanter Presbyterian Church (www.oldcovchurch.com) and the Penns Wall Highland Games.( pennswall.org/) www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-covenanter-scottish-festival-and-highland-games-tickets-25813807794

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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.

Itinerary

Date:
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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Date:
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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Glenn MrosekMaybe we'll get to meet some of you folks this year. We only live about 15mins drive from Glasgow Airport! Hopefully having a wee break around Fort William / Mallaig area around then too, if hospital appointments allow.

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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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