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Clan MacBeanI'm sure there are. I have some cassettes I bought many years ago.....16 hours ago   ·  1

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I have been in contact with Cafepress about the tartan they are using for their shower curtain in an effort to align their design with Scottish Registry of Tartan #925 which is the version that you generally see with the light blue. ... See MoreSee Less

For those in the southeast, Clan MacBean will be at the Grandfather Mountain Games July 10-12, the Charleston, SC games Sept 20, and Stone Mountain, GA, Oct 17-19. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanI hope you can consider helping them out at the tent.......2 days ago
Clan MacBeanProspective helpers could help set up the day before and tear down at the end. Also spell the tent staffers so they can enjoy part of the games themselves.2 days ago
Shannon McElwain Lockamysee you in Grandfather Mountain!!!4 days ago
Karen Rider MeansSee you at Stone Mountain!2 days ago

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For those in the New England area, George Wiseman has told me Clan MacBean will be covering the Maine Highland Games in Topsham ME on 15 August and the New Hampshire Gamesat Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH, on 15 September. I'm sure he would appreciate any help that he could get from his MacBean cousins.! ... See MoreSee Less

Ligonier Highland Games, Ligonier PA September 26. Clan MacBean will be there thanks to Bob McElvaine. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanIf you plan on visiting, help him out!4 days ago
John Kabala Sr.I will be stopping in. Non confirmed cousin lol4 days ago

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Clan MacBean does the Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Celtic Festival............ (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanAm trying to get the Regional reps and conveners to let me know which games they will be at so I can give people a heads up. It's not easy or cheap to do a clan tent at a games. We need volunteers to help set up, staff, and take down the tent when we do have representation at a games. I got to where I am helping the long-time Colorado convener (probably had more titles) Bill Beane with the tent at numerous games in the Colorado area.7 days ago   ·  1
Penny Hughes StantonCome to Tulsa's Scottish Games in September please....my kids & I need more information or at least need to rub elbows with kin...😏7 days ago   ·  1
Torch FourOneAny chances of one at the Portland Highland Games?6 days ago
Susan Bean-IvesCome to Michigan...Please..Please..Please7 days ago
Sharon M GardnerHope to come to one next year!7 days ago
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The John Bean of Exeter Master Tree file is now debuting for all Members on the Clan MacBean Web Site! ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBean in action at the Celtic Arts Festival in Cheyenne, Wyoming. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanDress MacBean2 weeks ago
Clan MacBeanI put this on Facebook a week ago of so along with the games in Colorado Springs this coming weekend. Will try and get our regional reps to give me a shout so I can post them...2 weeks ago   ·  1
Clan MacBeanNot sure what our regional rep has scheduled.2 weeks ago
Sandra Birken FernandezAre there any clan members out there in Cape Breton Island, NS ?2 weeks ago
Kristen RaborgI love Wyoming .I have been twice to Cody .:)2 weeks ago
Karen BainThat's my clan.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Sharon M Gardnerwhy didn't I know about this!2 weeks ago
Su CrawfordThe booth looks great.2 weeks ago
Linda Beane WarrenAre you going to be at Estes Park in September?2 weeks ago
Carla Warner Faye HagerWhen would you be in Pennsylvania?2 weeks ago
Janet Ogilvie-AyresThat looks like the Ogilvie dress tartan to me.??2 weeks ago

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MacBean Monday! Tomatin House, home of the MacBeans of Tomatin. The earliest record of the house is in the year 1639. The first picture is from the House website and was sketched by a governess of the family in the 1830s. The last MacBean emigrated in 1928 and the house was bought by the great-grandmother of the present owner. Again, this info is from the House website. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Edith Mary Violet McBeanWhere is it located?3 weeks ago
Clan MacBeanIt is rentable on a weekly basis...........3 weeks ago
David GeddesIts highly likely that attempts to visit the old Tomatin MacBean Laird's house would be frustrated. It is run through an agency as an exclusive private country house retreat, with the prices high and the exhorbitant fishing rights on the Findhorn river sold to those taking on the rentals. Its a very expensive bit of real estate and its not visible from the west side of the Findhorn, but can be seen with a bit of walking from the Corrybrough side - Corrybrough being a MacBean estate tenancy farm for hundreds of years (a tack as we prefer in Scotland). Unless hiring the place the best views are on the webpages for the rental company. The last MacBean laird even occasionally in residence (Lachlan 10th died 1924) having made their money from law, commence in coffee, cotton and sugar from the plantations in Guyana and Jamaica - (yes and the slaving triangle) - sold up and left for South Africa and the then Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe. The Old Lairds House' is even earlier than the one portrayed here and probably a tack on the orginal estate - as it is described as being in the hands of younger Gillies MacBean who survived Culloden with two musket balls in his leg, escaped helping rescue the 'Gentle Cameron' of Locheil from the battlefield - his ankles broken by the grape shot. The escaped to Frithe to the 'Old Lairds House' now in the grounds beyond the Tomatin distillery and rapidly becoming a ruin. Here the younger Gillies had his wife dig out the musket balls with her scissors and then they escaped onwards towards Loch Lochy over the high droving paths south west of Fort Augustus. The Cameron made it to France and died in the company of one C E Stuart. Macbean returned when it was safe and lived to be an old man. Incidentally Duncan Macbean, son of Duncan Macbean 7th died when swept away whilst fishing for salmon on the Findhorn age 23 on 20 June 1849. His grave is easily seen at Moy. If of interest I can elaborate on most of the points described. (Duncan, who drowned, was related to me as 3rd cousin 6 x removed - which is quite distant!)6 days ago   ·  2
Elizabeth ThomsonVery interesting, must visit sometime!!3 weeks ago
Nicky Lachancewow that's amazing3 weeks ago
Edith Mary Violet McBeanNext time I visit Inverness I'll take a look for at this home. We have the McBean park there in Inverness overlooking the Lockness. Small but substanital....looks like the house is a whole lot bigger than the postage stamp park.6 days ago
Carroll McBeanSoon as I win Powerballl....3 weeks ago
Tracey McBeanPity it was sold!3 weeks ago
Elizabeth ThomsonThank you.3 weeks ago

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For those of you in the Colorado Wyoming area, The Clan MacBean will have a presence at the Cheyenne Celtic Festival 12-14 Jun and the Colorado Springs Scottish Festival 19-21 Jun. If you would like to help out, we would love it!, if not, please drop by and say hi! ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBean Monday! A postcard with a 1950 schedule for the S/S Clan MacBean. I did find the paperwork for the Model I bought of the WWII era Clan MacBean years ago and posted the photo of. It was made by the Len Jordan Liners as part of their 1/1200 resin series and sold through 1250shops.com. I did not find it on their website when I tried to look it up, but might be available somewhere. ... See MoreSee Less

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No, it's not Clan MacBean Monday, but if you are thinking about putting together a Clan Tent, I have some suggestions. On the right is a tartan tablecloth sold by Zazzle that comes in various sizes. On the left is a tartan shower curtain which you could use to cover a table overnight. Most games are secure enough that the non-high value stuff can sit out if protected. The Chief's son Richard is working on some great designs for banners that can hang around the tent showing Alan Bean, Donald McBain, Doug McLaren (Mt. Everest), Gillies MacBean, the meanings of the shield quadrants, and the names associated with the Clan (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Nigel Lucas McBainWhere can we purchase it?1 month ago   ·  2
Clan MacBeanand they are MacBean tartan.1 month ago   ·  1
Clan MacBeanP.S. The shower curtain is on sale.......1 month ago
Lisa SmithThis is pure awesome!1 month ago

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Three more views, two actual MacBean relations that actually came by and some Scotch Whisky door prizes we didn't win.... (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanBaton Rouge............1 month ago   ·  2
Elizabeth ThomsonLove to see Clan McBean on Facebook. I wonder where these photos were taken. Elizabeth McBean now Thomson.1 month ago   ·  1
Karen BainGood show.1 month ago

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Clan MacBean Monday! Our first place winning tent (and personalities) at the Baton Rouge Games this past weekend. The first attempt at a tent there by Regional Commissioner Paul Beane! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mike McVeanHunting tartans?1 month ago
Jim KoontzEnjoyed our visit.1 month ago
Jeremy Russ McBainI'm curious what those green tartans are laying on the table1 month ago   ·  1
Clan MacBeanI forgot to bring my MacBean Hunting scarf to the games.... Next time.1 month ago
Clan MacBeanSept, Clan, and District tartans. The green on top is a brushed wool County Antrim Ireland tartan where the main branch of the McElvains spent 25 years. The Blue and green underneath is Ayrshire. The McElvains lived in Carrick which, along with Kyle and Cunningham were incorporated into the present Ayrshire.1 month ago   ·  2
Joy Bean CoxMaybe we can talk Paul into doing a tent in Huntsville. Missed them last year.1 month ago
Karen BainGreat job! Looks excellent. For sure I'd stop by. LOL But it was a long way from Florida.1 month ago
Pater Larry BeaneI didn't know we had MacBeanes in Louisiana. I live in Gretna. Could someone PM me with some info? Thanks!1 month ago
Slinky DrewAwesome!1 month ago
Marissa J. NilesOmg I would've loved to go. I'm in lake Charles and knew nothing about this event1 month ago
Allan MacBainWell done!1 month ago
Clinton BeanLooks like a great stall too far to visit for a weekend good luck1 month ago

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Clan MacBean Monday! At an Estes Park games back in the 90s, I met artist Mark Churms, who is known for British Military prints and did the Bannockburn painting in the new Bannockburn visitor's Center. He did a print on Culloden that centered on Gillies MacBean's exploits at Culloden. I picked up one then and I believe they are still available through his website. That's Gillies in the middle with his sword raised. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanhif you are interested..ttp://www.markchurms.com/1 month ago
Clan MacBeanI e-mailed his business to see if he might consider a discount to Clan members who mention our page.........1 month ago
William McBeeThis print and others can be found at Military-Art .com1 month ago
Kirby Scott CoeProud to have some Clan MacBean ancestry (a great-grandmother on my paternal side was a Bean).1 month ago
Clinton BeanI have this framed and on the hallway wall very proud good conversation point1 month ago   ·  6
Stephen TroyAlas, his web site says this print is sold out.1 month ago

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Alan Bean planted the tartan on the moon. Doug MacLaren left the tartan on the top of the world Mt.Everest. And 2 Feathers Short planted the McBain flag on the top of Lake Watson Highland Games, Prescott Arizona 2015 ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanLong as you know where to stick it!2 months ago
Jim HornAh Richard you look a wee bit tired. Should've called we could've done a bit of video to commemorate2 months ago

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Maybe a little better photo......... ... See MoreSee Less

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David BeanLittle better....ha! Get it? Little ah the McBean humor2 months ago   ·  1

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Clan MacBean Monday! For the life of me, I can't find the name of the company I got this from, but this is a model of the post WWII SS Clan MacBean I picked up several years ago. As you can see, it's not one of those big plastic models you can find in a hobby shop! ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBean Monday! The second S.S. Clan MacBean built in 1942 as the Ocean Courier, then purchased in 1948 by the Clan Line and renamed the Clan MacBean. It was scrapped in 1960. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanThere were two Clan MacGillivrays also. Some of the big Clans had several ships at different times.....2 months ago   ·  1
Ann MacGillivraySS Clan MacGillivray is I believe at the bottom of Hong Kong Harbour Clan MacBean2 months ago

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ATTENTION, Members!
We are looking for descendants of Philo Bean, a Readfield, Maine, bricklayer (1792-1858). We have 3 of his bricks, signed 1814 and donated to the Archives by LL Bean's granddaughter, that we would like to put back into the hands of his family. Please contact genealogist@clanmacbean.org with any questions.
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Clan MacBean Monday! In the Clan Chief's booklet on the MacBeans, he mentions a ship, the Clan MacBean that was part of the Clan Line passenger and cargo shipping company that operated in one form or another in the late 1800's and through the mid 1900's. Some were older boats that were bought and renamed as Clan ships while others were built by the company and sold, losing their clan name. There were two Clan MacBeans, one built in 1917 by the company and another built in 1942 and bought by the company in 1948. The picture is of the 1918 ship. They often appear for bids on ebay as postcards or photos. Sometimes they are postcards that have been cut down to a smaller size or are nothing more than nice copies of original photos, so be careful of what you are buying. ... See MoreSee Less

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Paula MacVanevery nice2 months ago
George CooperThank God ! I thought the Klan had started a navy !2 months ago
Nancy Bean WelbornNice2 months ago

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Clan MacBean Monday! The picture is of two different pieces of Mauchline ware showing the tartanware type, these two in Clan MacBean tartan. Mauchline ware consists of a few different types besides tartanware. They can have photos or engravings of Scottish, UK, and American places, etc. known as photographic ware or transfer ware, fern designs known as fern ware, and other finishes such as black lacquer. The different styles were used on various household items such as boxes, fans, etc. Items made in Clan MacBean tartan are very hard to find. ... See MoreSee Less

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MacBean Monday! This is a postcard of the Village Square in Fowlis Wester with the Church of St. Bean on the left. The stone cross is a replica of the original which is inside the church. ... See MoreSee Less

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Elizabeth ThomsonBefore marriage I was Elizabeth McBean, must visit sometime!!3 months ago   ·  1

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Amy McIlvenna added a new photo to Clan MacBean's timeline — at Marley's Corner Pub & Drive Thru. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanNice, and on the proper side!3 months ago

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We are celebrating Tartan Day!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBean Monday! A 1927 Cigarette Card from Stephen Mitchell & Son showing the Clan MacBean tartan and Major General William McBean who rose from Private to Major General in the British Army. He also won the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. There is an exhibit on him in Stirling Castle.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeana better representation of MacBean Modern.......3 months ago   ·  8
Clan MacBeanIt's rather blurred, but not bad.3 months ago
Steven BradshawI wish I could be sure, McAbee prevalent 11-14 century.3 months ago
Allison BeanDeanna Bean3 months ago
Tracy Bean DavisThe British Army?3 months ago
Deon BeanI like the colors. Would like to have a Clan MacBean bike jersey .3 months ago
David PearchWe McIlvaines salute you.3 months ago
Mary T. BeanI really think it is the one we have love it3 months ago
Mary T. BeanJosh does this the color our tartan?3 months ago
Clinton BeanGreat looking figure does the clan proud one amongst many in this fantastic clan3 months ago
Mary Slate WaltonVery interesting!!3 months ago
Jocelin KaneBeth Ann Lee French this is interesting!3 months ago

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1st try will bring to Costa Mesa ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanClan McHippie.........3 months ago

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This is called "dreams of Inverness" ... See MoreSee Less

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Stephen MiglioriIm surprised the walls at the MA RMV don't look like this already...3 months ago   ·  2

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Clan MacBean Monday! Since I've posted the Clan tartans, I thought I'd post the McElvain (and its different spellings) sept tartans. The Modern is the darker pattern with the bolder, darker colors and the Ancient are the softer, lighter shades. MacBean/McElvain is generally described as MacIntosh with a dark like through it. The only mill to produce these tartans was D.C. Dalgleish of Selkirk and I even went by and talked to the current generation of owning family years ago. They really couldn't tell me anything about its origin. The mill was taken over by Scotweb and the company is trying to continue Dalgleish's tradition methods of weaving. For you McElvains out there, you might want to check out the Maybole, Scotland website. The McElvains were from the area south and east of Ayr and Maybole could be considered one of our "hometown"s. The have both an outstanding website and a Facebook page. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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As per our Clan MacBean Association Board telecom last night, The Clan plans on a rededication of the "cats" on the Clan Memorial in Scotland the first week of August 2016. I realize it's a little early, but if people are planning on going over to Scotland in 2016 and could make it during the first week of August, we can start putting together a count. In conjunction with the rededication, there will be a Clan Chattan meeting and a local games. The agenda is still in the works, but will likely have a week of activities that would be worth the trip by itself. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tara MacBean- ScheirerMy father is a MacBean and wanting to look more into his family. Can you give sites or where to start. Thanks much.3 months ago
Clan MacBeanI do have experience staying at B&Bs which can be as low as roughly $45-$50 a night and Youth Hostels are running around $20 a night with a 10 pound membership. When I used them last, you could stay 6 nights and get a 7th free. Hotels are cheaper than you might think, but don't have the same standards that you might see in a US chain. At B&Bs you can get enough of a breakfast that a light lunch at a sightseeing location with a cafe will get you through until dinner.3 months ago   ·  3
Clan MacBeanYou don't have to. We all want to.............3 months ago   ·  2
Clan MacBeanWe are presently looking at the options available, like whether or not to go through a touring agency or do it on our own.3 months ago   ·  2
Pamela WomackI've never been out of the states; how much will it all cost?3 months ago
Debbie JonesPlease keep us informed. My husband and I have planned to go to Scotland for our 25th which would be September 2016 but would possibly move it up to August in order to attend. Would be great to see the agenda Thanks Debbie1 month ago
Myles MacBeanGreat initiative. I suspect (unlike Julie and I) there are very few MacBean's living in the UK who are in this Facebook page. Once details are firming up I will certainly get the message out across my extended family. My Grandfather Angus MacBean was the first of our family to leave Strathdearn.3 months ago   ·  1
Julie UptonMy partner and I were at the memorial yesterday. He is a McBean. We are local and would love to be involved.3 months ago   ·  2
Nick WikkeI'd love to be there :)3 months ago
Joy Bean CoxKeep us posted. I can't explain how badly I want to go to Scotland.3 months ago
Joy Bean CoxOh how I wish.3 months ago
David McVeanExcellent.3 months ago
Shannon McElwain LockamyOn board 42 months ago
McConnell EllisI'm on board3 months ago
Debra O'Neal BeanI would love to go back! A Highlands specialist I recommend is Hugh Allison with Inverness Tours. He's based out of Nairn.7 days ago
Ross MacBeanNewtonmore is well worth a visit in August with a very good Highland games on the first Saturday of the month3 months ago
James McBeanYES for two! :)3 months ago
Sue McBeanMe two :) Related to James3 months ago

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MacBean Monday! This is a scan of the Dress MacBean created by the Chief "in consultation with James Scarlett" according to an internet thread on the MacBean Hunting and Dress Tartans by George Wiseman in 1997, To show a connection between the MacBeans and the MacIntoshes, a double MacIntosh stripe was added over the MacBean sett.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Su CrawfordTo my MacBean cousins. MacBean and McIntoshes are on both sides of my family, the connection originally goes way back.3 months ago   ·  1
Myles MacBeanDon't worry about not having seen it before. They were all made up long after the fact by the Victorians who rediscovered the Highlands when Victoria started holidaying there. They are a good bit of fun but don't believe they are historical.3 months ago
Mike McVeanDon't recall ever seeing this tartan before!3 months ago
Jeff SchwarzYou should have worn it to Mad for Plaid on Saturday! ;)3 months ago

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My brother and I are backpacking Europe for a few weeks and planning to spend a few days in Scotland (around May 17). I know our heritage traces back to the MacBean clan and I would love to somehow visit the sites of our heritage or even meet distant relatives. Any idea of how I go about figuring things out? Thanks for any help! ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBeanThe memorial just south of Inverness would be the main site with the Kinchyle property just north on the side road paralleling the road from Inverness to Dores (the Dores Inn has a visitors book). Culloden would also be close by. There is a map farther down the Facebook page. That would probably do you for the time you're there.3 months ago

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Clan MacBeanI am reminded of what I have said before. Don't order a tartan, especially for a kilt without getting a swatch of the actual tartan. Different mills might read the threadcount colors a little different, shadewise........3 months ago
Carol SwopeShowing my ignorance, but what is a District Tartan vs the Clan Tartan?3 months ago
Jasen BeanI need this. We moved a couple years ago to this house and the street we are on is Inverness lane3 months ago   ·  4
Clan MacBeanThe Chief had Locharron do the Hunting MacBean. Any major retailer or mill should have Inverness. If you do a search on Inverness Tartan and click on images, you'll probably be able to find one for sale. Celtic Croft has different weights. Alberene Royal Mail may have some of the items.3 months ago   ·  1
Jeremy WhiteleyWhere can we buy one?3 months ago
Christopher ReaderWhen would you wear a district tartan over your clan tartan?3 months ago
Donald McBeanIt's a bit like Red Macphearson3 months ago
Mary Slate WaltonThat's the one I have ! I can't see any purple or lavender in this one! Mine has it. It's a very pale purple!3 months ago

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Was posting this for one page and thought I'd go ahead and put them on both pages..... The one on the left is MacBean Ancient with Ancient Red/Orange background and MacBean Hunting on the right with the somewhat of a rust/brown background. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanThanks for the reminder Martin. Always ask for a swatch of the material from the mill/retailer. The Clan was stuck with a bunch of Clan MacBean with a purple stripe where the mill used a more purple thread for the scarlet in the thread count.3 months ago
Clan MacBeanUnless you are the Queen, A chief's wife, or a Scottish Country Dancer, the sash should be worn over the right shoulder.3 months ago   ·  1
Karen BainAha! I wear the plaid on the left. Beautiful colors. During Christmas and New Years I wear my scarf whenever possible. We live in Florida, so it is not always possible to wear a wool scarf no matter how beautiful. Wish I had a summer version of our tartan. That would be nice.3 months ago   ·  4
Julian ShepherdThe most effective fighters for Jacobitism were the supporting Scottish clans, leading to an association of tartans with the Jacobite cause. Efforts to pacify the Highlands led to the Dress Act of 1746, banning tartans, except for the Highland regiments of the British army. ″[I]t was probably their use of it which gave birth to the idea of differentiating tartan by clans; for as the Highland regiments were multiplied ... so their tartan uniforms were differentiated."[23] The Act was repealed in 1782 due to the efforts of the Highland Society of London. William Wilson & Sons of Bannockburn became the foremost weaving manufacturer around 1770 as suppliers of tartan to the military. Wilson corresponded with his agents in the Highlands to get information and samples of cloth from the clan districts to enable him to reproduce "perfectly genuine patterns" and recorded over 200 setts by 1822, many of which were tentatively named. The Cockburn Collection of named samples made by William Wilson & Sons was put together between 1810 and 1820 and is now in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow. At this time many setts were simply numbered, or given fanciful names such as the "Robin Hood" tartan, not associated with any specific clan. By the 19th century the Highland romantic revival, inspired by James Macpherson's Ossian poems and the writings of Sir Walter Scott, led to wider interest, with clubs like the Celtic Society of Edinburgh welcoming Lowlanders. The pageantry invented for the 1822 visit of King George IV to Scotland brought a sudden demand for tartan cloth and made it the national dress of the whole of Scotland, rather than just the Highlands and Islands, with the invention of many new clan-specific tartans to suit.3 months ago   ·  1
Julian ShepherdUntil the middle of the nineteenth century, the highland tartans were only associated with either regions or districts, rather than any specific Scottish clan. This was because like other materials, tartan designs were produced by local weavers for local tastes and would usually only use the natural dyes available in that area, as chemical dye production was non-existent and transportation of other dye materials across long distances was prohibitively expensive. The patterns were simply different regional checked-cloth patterns, chosen by the wearer's preference – in the same way as people nowadays choose what colours and patterns they like in their clothing, without particular reference to propriety. It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that many patterns were created and artificially associated with Scottish clans, families, or institutions who were (or wished to be seen as) associated in some way with a Scottish heritage.[1] The Victorians' penchant for ordered taxonomy and the new chemical dyes then available meant that the idea of specific patterns of bright colours, or "dress" tartans, could be created and applied to a faux-nostalgic view of Scottish history.3 months ago   ·  1
Erica GardepyI too would love to know the best place for purchase. Would love one for my Dad & I .3 months ago   ·  1
Ajay BeanI wear both but I think my favorite is the ancient.3 months ago   ·  1
James A McveanI have a kilt ot the traditional3 months ago
Pamela WomackI have clan scarves of both my MacBean & MacDuff3 months ago
Susan BreischLike the right (muted color)3 months ago
Judy AlterI've always lsoved the one on the left because of the blue-makes it easy to distinguishs from similar red-background plaids.3 months ago
Vicki BeanI wear the plaid on the left3 months ago
Jen MurrayBeautiful!3 months ago
Martin BeckTop tips for anyone choosing the tartan of their choice....Be aware computer pixel colours are somewhat different than the dyes. If in doubt order a sample of material from a reputable Highland Kilt Maker, usual price is £3 a sample ish. The 4 types are detailed in the Chief's book. Ancient, Modern, Hunting and Dress (sash for the ladies). Kilts should be ordered in medium or heavyweight thread, (fine can be a little see through lol)3 months ago
Donald McBeanBought a pair of Trews,very Smart,left side Tartan3 months ago
Buster BeanI wear the ancient.3 months ago
Bethany Macbainthe left pic is what i show my filly in..... team MacBain!!!3 months ago
Tom Orr BakerNow, Granted I'm only a young lad (at 66) but I only remember one MacBean tartan growing up. My grandmother was a MacBean (MacBain) from Kingussie.3 months ago
Mary Slate WaltonMine is like the one on the left! And thanks for the idea for wear ing it for a scarf in winter! Great idea!3 months ago   ·  2
Martha KeatingGlad to know the difference3 months ago

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Clan MacBean Monday! This photo from Wikipedia is of James Dudley Beane who was part of the Ambulance corps in France during WWI. He trained with the Lafayette Escadrille, and flew as part of the Lafayette Flying Corps before the United States entered the war. He transferred to a United States flying unit once we got into the war and was killed less than two weeks before the war ended. ... See MoreSee Less

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Evan BrownWow, to weeks before the war ended. What a' shame. God bless him!4 months ago   ·  2

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Hello MacBean! who is the Commissioner for Georgia? Will there be anyone for the Savannah or Stone Mountain Games? ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBeanI'd check with the administrative contact on the Clan website to verify your membership so you can get a contact number for the one listed.4 months ago

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Does anyone know where I can get the book: The Clan MacBean in North America, Inc. : a genealogy and history. Author:Joseph S Bean
Thanks for any help you can give, or point me in the right direction.
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On the educational side... Those of you that might be interested in helping with a Clan tent at a games - This is a good source for people who know what part of Scotland they are from, but can't associate there family name to a Clan. The MacBeans would naturally feel a connection with Inverness-shire. The main line of the McElvain sept would be connected to Carrick, and Ayrshire which was formed from Carrick, Kyle, and Cunningham. The McElvains also spent around 25 years in County Antrim, Ireland, which also has a tartan. I will be putting together an article about the Clan tartans for the next Clan newsletter. ... See MoreSee Less

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Is there a place I may purchase the clan flag? ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBeanThere is a source for just a plain tartan flag that my church uses to get tartan for Kirkins. Will see if I can find a source that will do the clan badge, etc.4 months ago

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Clan MacBean Monday! An early 1900s postcard.... ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanand it has glove instead of targe......4 months ago   ·  1
Clan MacBeanInteresting point............ the hand being horizontal.4 months ago
David GeddesScott- I though this fine PC was worth a few minutes light restoration. I have kept most of the age weathering. The restore is limited by the original scan resolution and the print texture interpolation from the scanner seen on sharpening, so I have maintained a light hand on all the processes.4 months ago   ·  5
Karen BainTradition.4 months ago   ·  1
Al MenardOld school4 months ago   ·  1
David McVeanCan anyone explain why this red hand is positioned different from the one on the MacBain Plaque at the memorial park? It was straight up and down.4 months ago

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Clan MacBean Monday! The Soldier's Leap at the Battle of Killiekrankie. The Battle location is between Perth and Newtonmore on the A9 near Blair Atholl. www.google.com/…/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x4888a99700aa33fb…
As for the battle.... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Killiecrankie
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In the early 1980s I corresponded with Bernie Bean re my ancestry and then ran into him, by chance, at a Gathering of the Clans, in Nova Scotia after going to a family reunion on my mothers side of the family (Ross). Small world, eh? ... See MoreSee Less

Support the Clan MacBain Memorial Park

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

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