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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 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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Slinky DrewAwesome!4 hours ago
Jim KoontzEnjoyed our visit.6 hours ago
Mike McVeanHunting tartans?5 hours ago
Jeremy Russ McBainI'm curious what those green tartans are laying on the table7 hours ago   ·  1
Clinton BeanLooks like a great stall too far to visit for a weekend good luck5 hours 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/7 days ago
Clan MacBeanI e-mailed his business to see if he might consider a discount to Clan members who mention our page.........1 week ago
Clinton BeanI have this framed and on the hallway wall very proud good conversation point1 week ago   ·  6
Kirby Scott CoeProud to have some Clan MacBean ancestry (a great-grandmother on my paternal side was a Bean).1 week ago
Stephen TroyAlas, his web site says this print is sold out.1 week ago
William McBeeThis print and others can be found at Military-Art .com6 days 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!1 week ago
Jim HornAh Richard you look a wee bit tired. Should've called we could've done a bit of video to commemorate1 week ago

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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.....3 weeks ago   ·  1
Ann MacGillivraySS Clan MacGillivray is I believe at the bottom of Hong Kong Harbour Clan MacBean3 weeks 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 nice4 weeks ago
George CooperThank God ! I thought the Klan had started a navy !4 weeks ago
Nancy Bean WelbornNice4 weeks 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!!1 month 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!2 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.......2 months ago   ·  8
Clan MacBeanIt's rather blurred, but not bad.2 months ago
Steven BradshawI wish I could be sure, McAbee prevalent 11-14 century.2 months ago
Allison BeanDeanna Bean2 months ago
Tracy Bean DavisThe British Army?2 months ago
Deon BeanI like the colors. Would like to have a Clan MacBean bike jersey .2 months ago
David PearchWe McIlvaines salute you.2 months ago
Mary T. BeanI really think it is the one we have love it2 months ago
Mary T. BeanJosh does this the color our tartan?2 months ago
Clinton BeanGreat looking figure does the clan proud one amongst many in this fantastic clan2 months ago
Mary Slate WaltonVery interesting!!2 months ago
Jocelin KaneBeth Ann Lee French this is interesting!2 months ago

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Clan MacBeanClan McHippie.........2 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...2 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.2 months ago
Pamela WomackI've never been out of the states; how much will it all cost?2 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.2 months ago   ·  3
Clan MacBeanYou don't have to. We all want to.............2 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.2 months ago   ·  2
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 week ago
Julie UptonMy partner and I were at the memorial yesterday. He is a McBean. We are local and would love to be involved.2 months ago   ·  2
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.2 months ago   ·  1
Nick WikkeI'd love to be there :)2 months ago
Silence DogoodKeep us posted. I can't explain how badly I want to go to Scotland.2 months ago
Silence DogoodOh how I wish.2 months ago
David McVeanExcellent.2 months ago
Shannon McElwain LockamyOn board 42 weeks ago
McConnell EllisI'm on board2 months ago
Ross MacBeanNewtonmore is well worth a visit in August with a very good Highland games on the first Saturday of the month2 months ago
James McBeanYES for two! :)2 months ago
Sue McBeanMe two :) Related to James2 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.2 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.2 months ago
Mike McVeanDon't recall ever seeing this tartan before!2 months ago
Jeff SchwarzYou should have worn it to Mad for Plaid on Saturday! ;)2 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.2 months ago

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Long as I'm at it, this is Inverness our District Tartan. ... See MoreSee Less

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Carol SwopeShowing my ignorance, but what is a District Tartan vs the Clan Tartan?2 months ago
Jasen BeanI need this. We moved a couple years ago to this house and the street we are on is Inverness lane2 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.2 months ago   ·  1
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........2 months ago
Jeremy WhiteleyWhere can we buy one?2 months ago
Christopher ReaderWhen would you wear a district tartan over your clan tartan?2 months ago
Donald McBeanIt's a bit like Red Macphearson2 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!2 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 MacBeanUnless you are the Queen, A chief's wife, or a Scottish Country Dancer, the sash should be worn over the right shoulder.2 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.2 months ago   ·  4
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.2 months ago
Erica GardepyI too would love to know the best place for purchase. Would love one for my Dad & I .2 months ago   ·  1
Ajay BeanI wear both but I think my favorite is the ancient.2 months ago   ·  1
James A McveanI have a kilt ot the traditional2 months ago
Pamela WomackI have clan scarves of both my MacBean & MacDuff2 months ago
Susan BreischLike the right (muted color)2 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.2 months ago
Vicki BeanI wear the plaid on the left2 months ago
Jen MurrayBeautiful!2 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)2 months ago
Donald McBeanBought a pair of Trews,very Smart,left side Tartan2 months ago
Buster BeanI wear the ancient.2 months ago
Bethany Macbainthe left pic is what i show my filly in..... team MacBain!!!2 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.2 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!2 months ago   ·  2
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.2 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.2 months ago   ·  1
Martha KeatingGlad to know the difference2 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!2 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.2 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.3 months ago

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

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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.3 months ago   ·  5
Clan MacBeanand it has glove instead of targe......3 months ago   ·  1
Karen BainTradition.3 months ago   ·  1
Al MenardOld school3 months ago   ·  1
Clan MacBeanInteresting point............ the hand being horizontal.3 months ago
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.3 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

From Lang Syne publications carried by a lot of Scottish shops. ... See MoreSee Less

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Penny ProvinceThis is one of those family tales that might be better left untold...3 months ago   ·  5
Clan MacBeanAs I said in my recent posts, there has been no historical evidence to support the story.3 months ago   ·  1
Larry BeanWow that's inspiring3 months ago   ·  1
Eddie Beanetastes like , chicken3 months ago
Sandra Birken FernandezOMG3 months ago
Chris ClaridgeI am a relative of Ruth MacBean she was my great grandmother. I love hearing the twisted tales of sawney and to think I'm a relative if real is crazy. Borrowed the film Sawney the other day so gruesome3 months ago
McConnell EllisYummy3 months ago
Patti LeppoIt's so horrifying that it's hard to believe it's true - but it is, unfortunately.3 months ago
Buster BeanI wonder if that is why I love to BBQ so much............1 month ago
Mike McVeanSay it ain't do !! Wow!3 months ago
Joe TuckerYikes. Is this guy in the clan Volumes?3 months ago
Tina-Marie Dearhamerplease tell me this is a joke. not a funny one though.3 months ago
Christopher ConnerWow!3 months ago
Fredie Vinsonif only this post had a soundtrack... youtu.be/GqTyuQk0WAI3 months ago

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Clan MacBean Monday! The location of the mythical Sawney Bean's Cave is on the northern side of Bennane Head, north of Ballantrae and south of Ayr. As you can tell from the photo, the road is blocked off from the south. From what I understand, the cave itself is close to a layby on the A77 on the other side of Bennane Head. If you say your name is Bean in Scotland, the usual response will probably be something about Sawney Bean. (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Breona Casada BeanLol, I imagine mentioning being a Bean for any knowing of the legend they will see to it I would be fed plenty...maybe it's not all that bad. ;)3 months ago   ·  1

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For those going over to Scotland and wanting to know where MacBean sites are, I will try and post a map and picture each week to point you in the right direction. Some of the pictures may be repeats. Most want to know how to get to the memorial, so I'll start there. If you get an Ordnance Survey Pathfinder map (2.5 inches/mile) #193 titled Daviot, it has the memorial and original Kinchyle property marked. If you travel SW on the B862 Road from Inverness to Dores along the east side of Loch Ness, there should be a sign that points right to Aldourie Castle. Take the next left to go to the memorial. There may be a sign, there may not. In less than a half mile, there will be a "T". You want to go right and follow it around for less than a mile to the memorial. If you return to that intersection and continue the other direction, it will take you by the Kinchyle property and back to the road to Inverness. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanPhoto hint. Both the Memorial and Kinchyle properties face west so morning shots would have the sun (if it's there....)3 months ago   ·  1
Clan MacBeanand I have less detailed maps. Gotta start somewhere....3 months ago   ·  1
David GeddesMaybe keeping the info on screen may be advantageous - Memory Maps hold all the OS 1:50,000 maps for the UK - for Win and Apple. Screen grabs with waymarks inserted could be downloaded to mobile devices as graphic files. The grid seen is 1000m x 1000m and this is max screen magnification. Possible adjusts seen in the tool bar above. 2D even converts to 3D version to see surrounding land profiles and position of sun / time of day etc.3 months ago   ·  1
Clan MacBeanMore to come. Any suggestions welcome. Moy House is also on the map, but the Pathfinder versions are so detailed, I couldn't fit Moy House in...3 months ago
David GeddesPathfinder is kind of over-detailed for visitors - at 1:25,000 - you need to write 8 fig grid refs for that scale. 1:50,000 is surely detailed enough and the colour graphics much easier to follow.3 months ago
David GeddesProject in here for someone - to expand from just Kinchyle - to Daars, Tomatin, Faillie, Tomdarroch, Dunmaglass, Moy, Connage, Culloden, Craiggie, Clach an Airm, Holme, Drummond, Inverness Town Centre sites, Wades roads etc . With this to follow visitors may start to more easily follow the history of all the interelated main families in the Clan. There are also the great houses of the post Culloden world spanning merchant Macbeans who became multi millionaires - near Edinburgh and Glasgow - and some of the more notable graves in Edinburgh.3 months ago
Elaine LevlockeOn my bucket list 😊3 months ago
Shannon McElwain LockamyWe might want to get this information in a document in the site. It may prove easier to find in the future3 months ago
Claude McElveenWe used a GPS and the coordinates took us right to the memorial. I will post photos of 2002 (pre vandalsism) and 2013 (post vandilis) photos3 months ago
Denise Brown TaylorPlanning trip in 2016. Thanks for sharing this information.3 months ago
Heather Blacklock-McBaneChris McBane :)3 months ago   ·  1

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Clan MacBeanIf enough people in that area would consider putting up a tent, the costs could probably be written off since Clan MacBean is a 501C3 organization.3 months ago
Clan MacBeanWe used to have a tent before Bill Bean, the area tent guy, chose not to put one up since it was getting so expensive to put one up and stay there the weekend. I used to go and man the tent with him, but I got in free as a Scottish Country Dance demonstrator. Larry Bean and I plan to have a tent or space at the Cheyenne and Colorado Springs Festivals in June at a minimum and possibly another. I think maybe the Elizabeth games.. With the Highlands Ranch games moving into the mountains.. I'm not sure.3 months ago
Letha ThornI am probably the only MacBean anywhere around Estes Park, was just wondering since I have not seen any MacBean representation in the last few years Letha T3 months ago

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Calling all London based McBean / McBain's!!!
On my way home from work tonight, I was on a bus passing primark on Oxford street (TCR end) when I noticed a young homeless man with a sign saying he is ex army with his army number and his name, Pte. McBain - I plan on going back tomorrow to buy him some food and a hot drink and give him some basic thermals etc... But I wondered if any of you happen to be passing tonight, if you could keep an eye out and perhaps get him a hot drink or see if there is anything he needs. Thanks all x
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Clan MacBeanThank you for keeping a cousin in mind.3 months ago

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Clan MacBean Monday! Attiquin Farm near Maybole is one of the three lands owned by the McElvain sept of the Clan MacBean in its heyday. The McElvains had castles at Attiquin and Grimmet and married into the Corrie family acquiring another, Thomaston Castle. ... See MoreSee Less

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Edward McIlwainThis is such a beautiful drive!3 months ago   ·  2
Edward McIlwainAttiquin Farmhouse at the head of this beautiful drive.3 months ago   ·  1

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My wife and I are heading to Ireland this year, our first visit. Any suggestions on 'must see' places? ... See MoreSee Less

Clan MacBeanThe main line of the McElvain sept worked land neAr Muldersley Hill on Island Magee in County Antrim. The devil's Causeway and Bushmills are not far.4 months ago

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Just in case any of you are ready to join, the new address of the Clan MacBean is:
The Clan MacBean, Inc.
PO Box 260817, Lakewood, CO 80226.
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Clan MacBeanYes you can. Go to the Clan MacBean webpage at clanmacbean.net4 months ago   ·  1
Gordon SteadwoodMy great grandfather was Francis McBean of Edinburgh. I'd like to join the clan association - can I pay via PayPal?4 months ago
Betty R. RobertsDo you take checks? I was once a member but don't have a credit card but would send a check. Betty Ruth (Bean) Roberts -. Durant, Okla.3 months ago

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MACBEAN MONDAY!
My first trip to the Memorial in '94. It's 5:01PM and they're closed...
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Clan MacBeanIt does not close! In fact, the Memorial is on the east side of Loch Ness so you can catch the sun early in the morning. (and in the summer, VERY early)4 months ago   ·  2
Betty BeanI'd like to tell you that it runs in the family- Minute late-dollar short.4 months ago   ·  1
Clan MacBeanhaha.........4 months ago
Mary Slate WaltonHappy that you got to go but so sorry it was closed!4 months ago

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The cloud on the right. See what I see? Couldn't wait for another aircraft to cross the "X". ... See MoreSee Less

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By the way, for those of you doing genealogy, the Clan is digitizing what the Clan MacBean has put together already using Roots Magic software. If you are a member and use it, it would be easy to combine your personal branch with what will be done with the Clan volumes. As I have said before, we hope to be able to supply members with CDs of their genealogy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Clan MacBeanI'm not sure when all the Volumes will be digitized. The Clan genealogists have completed digitizing Vol 1 already. With the time that has passed since the publication of Vol 4, whatever info you have would help update the "new" end.5 months ago   ·  3
Clan MacBeangenealogist@clanmacbean.net5 months ago
SueAnn McBean HatchThank You.5 months ago
Ann MacGillivrayAnn MacGillivray Grand daughter of The last Clan Chief John William MacGillivray Dob 1864 Glen Garry Canada :-)5 months ago
Kevin Rolann Randall BaneyWhen will this be accessible?5 months ago
Jena Marie DiPintoI have been able to successfully track myself back to our Exeter ancestor, but none of my information is new, other than how my grandmother descended from her father, etc.5 months ago   ·  1

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MACBEAN MONDAY! A view from the top of the MacBean Memorial toward Loch Ness back in 1994. Obviously, the view now a days has a lot of vegetation in the way. ... See MoreSee Less

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Elijah MartinSo are we all from John bean of Exeter? Or do you all have different roots?5 months ago
Clan MacBeanand a moat.........5 months ago   ·  1
Jim FulbrightHere ya go, June 20135 months ago   ·  4
Clan MacBeanThanks for the update...5 months ago
Julie HarperMaybe we should build a tower! ;)5 months ago   ·  1

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My father told me of a direct family member who drew his hay cart across the road to block it so the clan chief could escape. He defended it with his lochaber axe apparantly he was able to swing it one handed. He held of and killed the best part of a troop of dragoons. When this was I don't know. He was a Binnie. At the clan gathering at Moy House near Inverness I mentioned this they said it actuly took place. But could provide no details. Can any one help. ... 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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