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

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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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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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Jeff Bean

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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

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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

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

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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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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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Christopher LailHappy new year!

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Judy ClairHappy New Year.

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Steph ReederHappy New Year!

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Wes BeeneHappy New Year!

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Kevin Rolann Randall BaneyWhere did you get the shot glass?

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Theron BainHappy New Year !

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Christian GuessHappy New Year all!

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Alice StevensSLAINTE!

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Scott BeanCheers

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Barbara MooreHappy New Year!

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Buster BeanHappy New Year cousins.

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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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Chris BeanHappy New year :)

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Paige FrenchHappy New Year to you and yours as well!

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Angus MacBeanHappy new year to all!

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John Munroslangie math

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Bary ThompsonGoodbye 365, hello 366 !!!

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Duncan CampbellHappy New Year

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Myles MacBeanDo dheagh shlàinte

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

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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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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

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Joe BaneMerry Christmas from across the pond.

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

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Matthew MacBeanMerry Christmas from Scotland

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Bill McElveen Jr.Merry Christmas fron Florida

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

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Clinton BeanHappy Christmas to all the beans world wide

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Gregory BeanMerry Christmas!

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Enid StephensonMERRY Christmas from Keith McBEAN XXX

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Chris BeanMerry Christmas

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Colin McBeanMerry Christmas

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Alice StevensMerry Christmas from NH!! :)

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Ceciley BeanMerry Christmas from Montana USA

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

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Isobel McBeanMerry Christmas 🎄🎄

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Allison BeanMerry Christmas from California Cousins.

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Darren NilesMerry Christmas

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Judy ClairMerry Christmas to all my Clan MacBean relatives everywhere.

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Julie HarperMerry Christmas from the Highlands cousins!

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Stephanie LanhamMerry Christmas from California!!

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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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Kim OcasioMerry Christmas from Massachusetts to kin around the world

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Nancy MickelsonMerry Christmas from Wyoming!

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

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Christina OlsonMerry Christmas from Washington!

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Sue BeanMerry Christmas!

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Clan MacBean added 2 new photos.

For you McElvain cousins out there in the Clan - Scotweb, the company that took over D.C. Dalgleish which was the only company making McElvain tartan, charges about 90 pounds per yard for a minimum of 4 yards of material. They have told me that they could give a Clan discount to members of 25%. Unfortunately they do not maintain a supply like they do for more common tartans. What I would like to do is put together a "want list' for those of you that would like items in this tartan and pass it on to them so that maybe we could get a better deal or maybe even get them to carry it on hand so it doesn't have to be woven special for each order. Pictured are the orange (ancient) and red (modern) tartans. They also produce a reproduction/hunting tartan that Dalgleish did not that was conceived by simply applying the reproduction colors of the modern tartan colors to the registered sett. It is registered on the Scottish Tartan Authority page as the MacBean/MacElvain tartan - STWR 519 and is on the Scotweb page under MacElvain.

If there is a certain product - sash, kilt, scarf, etc you would like in a certain tartan, let me know and I will approach Scotweb. Give me the type of item and which of the tartans you want it in.

Any weaver that can weave tartan can MacElvain because the tartan threadcounts are registered, but Scotweb farms out some of their products (like the baseball caps) to other companies that will only use the tartans they carry. I had House of Tartan use Scotweb material to make baseball caps and other items, and they would have been cheaper by the yard too make it, but they require 10 yards minimum.
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Alice Brown YoungSo you have to request an item? Not just buy yardage? I can't buy now but for future reference, I'd like to make a purse for myself

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Clan MacBeanRight now, you have to get them to weave at least the minimum yardage before they will make anything for you.

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Alice Brown YoungI wouldn't want them to make anything for me, I just want the fabric , is that an option

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Clan MacBeanOh yes. But if you want more material, i.e. for a kilt, it might be cheaper to go with another weaver unless I can get us a better deal.

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Alice Brown YoungOk, well i can't now I'd have to budget for it, but I'd love to make myself a purse from it. Thanks, I'll keep in touch

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MacBean Monday! This is a copy of the book available on the Chief's website that he wrote. It includes sections on Clan Prehistory, Worship in the Early Days, Daily Life, Notable Family names and Places, the main line of Kinchyle and other branches, the Memorial Park, Tartans, Coat of Arms, General Information, and a bibliography. mcbainofmcbain.com/shop/ The person shown on the Chief's link is the present Chief's father who resurrected the Clan Chief position. ... See MoreSee Less

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Jody GravesI have this book, it is very interesting!

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Annette GonzalezSo cool 😊

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Joelle McBainClan MacBain was closely allied with Clan Mackintosh. And, so it is today! 😉

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Lisa McElveen RamsingI also have this Book📕📚

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MacBean Monday! A few years ago, there were pewter figurines on ebay
of figures patterned after those in McIan's book of Clans and Tartans. I bought a couple of the Gillies MacBean figure because the first came in broken. Haven't seen them since. Can't find any on the internet now.
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Clan MacBeanFound them!http://www.gaelicthemes.net/index.php/component/virtuemart/pewterware/r-r-mcian-figurines?Itemid=119

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Morgan BeanThat's very unfortunate, I'm very proud to be a BEAN and wish I could have one.

2 months ago
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Clan MacBeanCheck the website I posted. They still may have them, around !90 or do is shat I paid.

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Clan MacBeanA little different from the page I found them on. I tried to e-mail them but didn't get an answer. Maybe the one I found was old...

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Clan MacBeanI just e-mailed them again asking if the Gillies MacBean figure was still available.

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Tour Scotland video of interior of St Bean's Church, Fowlis Wester, Perthshire, Scotland. The Earls of Strathearn once held court at Fowlis Wester and it was...

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Clan MacBeanWalk this way...........

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Donald McBeanBest one I've seen so far,HAPPY BIRTHDAY S t ANDREW🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷SLANGE !!!💥💥💥😇

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Kirby BenedictAnd to all of the Bean cousins!

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MacBean Monday! Since we've had some time to accrue an audience... Alan Bean, astronaut and artist, did the print shown here and the Clan has both signed and unsigned copies available. I believe the signed ones are $35 and the signed ones $70 or $75. He was at the Wichita gathering in 1996. The prints are in storage and the sale must be coordinated through the office. ... See MoreSee Less

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John MunroWhat about p&p to Scotland

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MacBean Monday! A book I picked up in the last couple years. ... See MoreSee Less

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Janice Peterssome stayed in England?

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From the Clan Genealogist!
ATTN: Members
I just turned in Clan MacBean Pedigrees #1700 to 1900 to the Clan MacBean Web Site. Check it out! Lots of old pictures added, too.
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Richard EarlsHow do I contact you about helping me locate information on my great-grandmother? She was a 'Bane'. I know who she married, the year, her age at marriage and the county (but NOT the State). Basically, no info of who her parents may have been. Help please!

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Clan MacBeanThe Clan Genealogist can probably help you out, but you need to be a member of the Association. clanmacbean.org/

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MacBean Monday! This is a photo from the Geograph website showing the 2014 restored lifeboat the Priscilla MacBean

Priscilla MacBean - A recent addition by London Road. The boat was originally the 6th lifeboat for Eastbourne and was restored in 2014 after being found in a field in Hailsham used as a chicken coup.
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Clan MacBeanThis is in the area of Hastings........

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Pamela WomackThanks! I had hoped to travel to Scotland one day but a post operative surgery mistake has left me disabled. Thank you for all the posts that put me there in spirit! My 4th great grandfather was John Patton 1787-1863 was married to Elizabeth Bean 1789-1854. Elizabeth's father was Robert Bean 1764-1824 & mother, Martha Womack 1758-1845. Martha Womack is my 5th great grandmother on both my Womack & Bean lines! My 2nd great grandparents Martha Frances Womack Womack & John Franklin Womack are not only cousins but their parents cousins too!

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Bonnie MacBeanThank you for sharing the photo of Priscilla MacBean!

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MacBean Monday! Got the hat from House of Tartan and the Clan Badge is one of the Chief's from his website. Like the way House of Tartan centered the tartan. you can get the same style hat from Scotweb with the MacElvain tartan. I plan on ordering one later. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mary T. BeanHow much

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Mary T. BeanI want one please Josh Bean

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Clan MacBean19.95 pounds plus.......

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Mary T. BeanThank you Clan MacBean like your name wish the Clan games come back to Ohio it's been years

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Clan MacBeanTEAM MACBEAN!

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To all those that have signed up for the Clan MacBean reunion and Clan Memorial Wildcats Rededication next summer, the 25% down payment is due by 1 October. THAT'S THREE DAYS FROM NOW. For those whose have just found out about the trip and might be interested, we discussed on the Clan teleconference last night the possibilities of signing up this late and will contact the tour company. Since some of the items on the agenda (like the Edinburgh Tattoo) are sold out far in advance we cannot guarantee that any further reservations will be honored. If you have not put in a reservation already, about all you can do is contact the Clan office and indicate your desire to be on a waiting list if reservations can be had this late. ... See MoreSee Less

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B-dog LockerbieHow do we pay the down payment

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MacBean Monday! If and when you ever get to Worcester, this photo from the geograph website shows one of the viewpoints of the battle with explanatory signage. In the wake of this battle, John Bean of Exeter was captured and began his servitude. ... See MoreSee Less

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The new install of the Clan Master Tree will be on the Clan MacBean Web Site this week, covering lineages 1-1500. I have been adding pictures from the Archives and there are nearly 1700 pictures on it now and hundreds will continue to be added monthly. Check it out!! :))
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Edward McIlwainCan't wait to see it all; thanks for your hard work!

5 months ago
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Michelle Rose ClearwaterMy mother yells me I'm part of the mcbean clan of Scotland. I just I don't confirm and join in as well as have a few questions answered like what part of the isle is the mcbean from? Any help would be great

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An announcement from our Clan Genealogist: If anyone plans on going to Scotland before this summer's reunion, she has some materials that she'd appreciate help getting to Scotland. You can contact her using the Clan Genealogy link on the Clan webpage. ... See MoreSee Less

MacBean Monday! Two announcements: #1 There will be a Clan MacBean tent at the Pleasanton CA games this coming weekend starting Friday. If you can give Bob McBain a hand with the tent, I'm sure he'd appreciate it. #2 Tomorrow is the deadline for submitting your intent to attend the Clan Reunion in Scotland next summer. A down payment will not be due until next month. ... See MoreSee Less

GOOD NEWS! After some correspondence with Scotweb, the company that took over D.C. Dalgleish, the sole weaver of McElvain tartan, I am pleased to announce that they now carry MacElvain tartan. If you go to their website and do a search on with the name MacElvain (not under tartans starting with "M") you will find a Modern, Ancient, and Reproduction in 14 and 11oz wool or 4oz silk. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanClick on "Fabrics". then search on MacElvain

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A reminder for all intending to participate in the Clan Reunion trip to Scotland next summer. We are asking all people to declare their intention to go by e-mail or note to the Clan Office by Sept (next Tuesday)! We need to know specifically what "options" you intend to attend and how many will be in your party. ... See MoreSee Less

New Archive Finds:

--Reprint of Diary of David C. Bean (1841-) of Brentwood, NH (Fam. #4100)

--Reprint of Diary of Ulysses S. Bean (1868-1913), son of Philander Bean of Rose Ranch, CA (Fam. #1613)

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genealogist@clanmacbean.org
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This picture is a design by the Celtic Jackalope business that they put on t-shirts and polos (and probably some other things). Our Clan Treasurer used this retailer for shirts at the last Clan Reunion in California. I am in the process of having them find some polo shirts to match the azure in the Clan MacBean tartan and the Ancient Red (kind of a soft orange) in both the McElvain and MacBean Ancient tartans. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sherry MillerSounds great, would love to have some attire!

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Clan MacBeanI've always been pretty much a polo kind of guy instead of T-shirt. Especially since I'm not one of the athletes at a games.

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Mary T. Beanlove your clan MacBean stories aw just everything

6 months ago
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Rick BainYep have bought from them for years :)

6 months ago
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Al MenardAye,polo shirts cousin!

6 months ago
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Gillies MacBeanLook great Jeff Bean would be great to have a polo shirt with this :)

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Joe TuckerI'd buy one

6 months ago
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Buster BeanWhere can I get one?

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Christopher Lee ConnerI have this on a shirt!

6 months ago
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Christopher Lee ConnerAlso as a tattoo

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Chris ShoultsI'd buy a high quality polo or rugby shirt.

6 months ago
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Deanna Elizabeth BeanThat looks really cool!!

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Elizabeth ThomsonLove it.

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Timothy J. BeanLooks great

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Mark TomlinsonDavid Lindsey this is the crest I need to show and tell you about !!!

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Wes BeeneGot this t-shirt at the Celtic Festival recently. I wish they offered it in a polo version.

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James David BeanSooo how would I get one

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Clan MacBeanCeltic Jackalope on the Internet.

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Hello, we will be having a family reunion for the North Carolina/South Carolina Bayne Family members and would love suggestions of where to purchase Clan MacBean/MacBain materials. ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBeanThe Clan Organization is pretty much out of the selling business. Bob MacBain, our treasurer had shirts made by the Celtic Jackalope and I have corresponded with them. Zazzle and Cafepress both have Clan MacBean and McBain designs on a variety of items. Scotweb took over the mill that made McElvain tartan and has a variety of items that they could make in MacBean.

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Clan MacBeanScottish Lion, Alberene Royal Mail, and Celtic Croft are also some major retailers.

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These are the details of the extended tour option after the Clan MacBean main reunion tour.

Name Peter McIllwain – McBean Clan Gathering
Tour No: T15289
Arrival Date: 10th August 2016 – Extended Tour
Package: Touring Vacation
Accommodation Summary: The Piersland Hotel, 3 Nights, 4 Star Hotel, Troon

Tour highlights Thomaston Castle, Culzean Castle and Crossraguel Abbey
Price Per Person Sharing £ 720 Single Occupancy £ 885

Route

On your extended tour you will travel to Ayrshire where you will explore your clan heritage. Your two day trip will be spend travelling around Ayrshire enjoying visits to a number of heritage sites which has a clan connection to the the McIlvean family- also known as “The House of Grimmett”.

You will stay in a four star modern hotel in Troon which has a great restaurant and is in close proximity to Troon Beach. In the evenings you could enjoy a drink in the bar or walk into town and enjoy a few beverages In the local bars.

During your trip you will have a coach and driver to take you around the site in Ayrshire, providing you with a comfortable journey so you can sit back and enjoy the views in the company of your fellow clansmen.

***All attraction entry fees which are included in the package are presented in bold***

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.
All Reservations are Subject to Availability
Package Details
3 nights accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels as specified
Coach and Driver including airport transfer
Entry to Culzean Castle
Lunch each afternoon
Dinner each evening
Based on x 10 Adults sharing double/twin rooms
Maps and guidebooks
Detailed Final Itinerary
Local taxes (VAT at the current rate of 20%)
Meet & Greet service on arrival in Scotland
24hr emergency assistance from Scotland Tours

Payment Information Sharing Single Occupancy
Tour Cost per person £ 720 £ 885
Deposit Due on Confirmation 25% £ 180 £ 221
Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival £ 540 £ 664

Currency and Exchange Rate Information
All tours are payable in GB£

Attractions
So that your tour offers flexibility the attractions we have mentioned each day can be paid on entry. However, we have incorporated a few attractions where pre booking is necessary.

Items not included
Flights, lunches, drinks, dinners (except where stated), entrances to places of interest, travel insurance, incidentals charged to the room and any other items not mentioned in the itinerary.

Accommodation
The tour cost has been based on the hotels noted (Subject to availability)

Meals
Breakfast is included each morning.
Lunch is included each afternoon
Dinner is included each evening

Payment Options
We offer different methods of payment that you can choose from. Not everyone in the group must take the same payment option. Individuals in the group may choose different methods of payment if they wish.
• 25% deposit at time of booking and the 75% balance 8 weeks prior to arrival
• Equal monthly instalments from now until two months prior to your arrival date. We will simply charge your credit card on your preferred date each month.

Ready to pay your deposit?
We have a few different ways to pay your deposit so you can secure your package and we can begin making your arrangements for you. If you need help with any of the choices below, please contact your tour specialist and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Pay by credit card: In order to pay your deposit by credit card, click here – you’ll need your Tour Number (which is at the top of your first page under “Lead Name” and begins with a “T”). Please be sure to check your credit card number, expiration date, and the CCV number (the 3-digit number on the back of your card – we cannot process your payment without it) for errors.

Pay by bank: If paying by international wire transfer please advise your bank of the following information and ask them to quote the tour reference number as stated:
Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland
Branch: Durie Street, Leven KY8 4EW
Account Name: Scotland Tours Co Ltd
Reference Number: T15289
Sort Code: 832424
Account Number: 00202390
IBAN Number: GB80 RBOS 8324 2400 2023 90
SWIFT BIC: RBOS GB2L

Your Tour Specialist at Scotland Tours is Lindsay Steward Thursday, 06 August 2015
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Araanna Bowling TillmonI'm really going to try and do this :-)

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