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3 days ago

Clan MacBean

If you are going to be in Scotland during that time......Leaping into Easter Weekend 🐣 & our first competition! Share your photos of how you’ve enjoyed Highland Field Sports over the winter for a chance to win 2 tickets to the 2019 Fair! Competition ends 30 April.
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5 days ago

Clan MacBean

Of Tomatin, for Tomatin, by Tomatin.

The Frithe ('Free') estate was bought by the MacBeans of Tomatin as a woodland plantation for commercial harvesting. Lachlan 10th of Tomatin sold it with the watercourse to the first distillery company. This company did not last very long in the years of the late 1800s when there was an enormous expansion in commercial distilleries and capacity.

The second company has developed into the first rate distiller and worldwide marketing operation we have now. A little reminder of just how good - - -
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Of Tomatin, for Tomatin,  by Tomatin.

The Frithe (Free) estate was bought by the MacBeans of Tomatin as a woodland plantation for commercial harvesting. Lachlan 10th of Tomatin sold it with the watercourse to the first distillery company. This company did not last very long in the years of the late 1800s when there was an enormous expansion in commercial distilleries and capacity. 

The second company has developed into the first rate distiller and worldwide marketing operation we have now. A little reminder of just how good - -  -

 

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a double gold isn't just two drams?

5 days ago

Clan MacBean

Today‘s the anniversary of the battle of Culloden: 16th April 1746. Clan MacBean particularly remembers the heroic exploits & death of Gillies MacBean, younger brother of the Chief, Aeneas MacBean & Major in Lady Anne Mackintosh’s Clan Chattan regiment, in which many clansmen served, including Gillies’ son Donald. The picture below shows Gillies defending the gap in the wall. Byron is said to have written this early work, capturing Gillies’ story:

The clouds may pour down on Culloden's red plain,
But their waters shall flow o'er its crimson in vain,
For their drops shall seem few to the tears for the slain,
But mine are for thee, my brave Gillies MacBean!

Though thy cause was the cause of the injur'd and brave;
Though thy death was the hero's and glorious thy grave,
With thy dead foes around thee, pil'd high on the plain,
My sad heart bleeds o'er thee, my Gillies MacBean!

How the horse and the horseman thy single hand slew!
But what could the mightiest single arm do?
A hundred like thee might the battle regain;
But cold are thy hand and heart, Gillies MacBean!

With thy back to the wall, and thy breast to the targe,
Full flashed thy claymore in the face of their charge;
The blood of their boldest that barren turf stain,
But, alas! -- thine is reddest there, Gillies MacBean!

Hewn down, but still battling, thou sunk'st on the ground -
Thy plaid was one gore, and thy breast was one wound;
Thirteen of thy foes by thy right hand lay slain;
Oh! Would they were thousands for Gillies MacBean!

Oh! loud, and long heard, shall thy coronach be,
And high o'er the heather thy cairn we shall see;
And deep in all bosoms thy name shall remain,
But deepest in mine, dearest Gillies MacBean!

And daily the eyes of thy brave boy before
Shall thy plaid be unfolded; unsheathed thy claymore;
And the white rose shall bloom on his bonnet again,
Should he prove the true son of my Gillies MacBean!
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Today‘s the anniversary of the battle of Culloden: 16th April 1746. Clan MacBean particularly remembers the heroic exploits & death of Gillies MacBean, younger brother of the Chief, Aeneas MacBean & Major in Lady Anne Mackintosh’s Clan Chattan regiment, in which many clansmen served, including Gillies’ son Donald. The picture below shows Gillies defending the gap in the wall. Byron is said to have written this early work, capturing Gillies’ story:

The clouds may pour down on Cullodens red plain,
But their waters shall flow oer its crimson in vain,
For their drops shall seem few to the tears for the slain,
But mine are for thee, my brave Gillies MacBean!

Though thy cause was the cause of the injurd and brave;
Though thy death was the heros and glorious thy grave,
With thy dead foes around thee, pild high on the plain,
My sad heart bleeds oer thee, my Gillies MacBean!

How the horse and the horseman thy single hand slew!
But what could the mightiest single arm do?
A hundred like thee might the battle regain;
But cold are thy hand and heart, Gillies MacBean!

With thy back to the wall, and thy breast to the targe,
Full flashed thy claymore in the face of their charge;
The blood of their boldest that barren turf stain,
But, alas! -- thine is reddest there, Gillies MacBean!

Hewn down, but still battling, thou sunkst on the ground -
Thy plaid was one gore, and thy breast was one wound;
Thirteen of thy foes by thy right hand lay slain;
Oh! Would they were thousands for Gillies MacBean!

Oh! loud, and long heard, shall thy coronach be,
And high oer the heather thy cairn we shall see;
And deep in all bosoms thy name shall remain,
But deepest in mine, dearest Gillies MacBean!

And daily the eyes of thy brave boy before
Shall thy plaid be unfolded; unsheathed thy claymore;
And the white rose shall bloom on his bonnet again,
Should he prove the true son of my Gillies MacBean!

 

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Well done thank you for all the info

So proud of my ancestors!

Bethany Kirk Dyer Caitlin Shelley Hammers Homestead Dorothy Soule Kirk David Kirk

I went out side to remember our ancestors with a cry at the top of my lungs.... Kinchyle!!!!

How come you didn't write the poem as Byron did. He the correct original name for Gillies as McBain.

thank you for shareing

Proud!

We went there and saw the mound where your ancestors from Clan Chatten were buried.

I think you will find that he is Gillies McBain.

Never noticed the rifleman in the portrait. Never defeated the blood line.

❤️❤️❤️

Bill mcbee

So honorable an ancestor to have.

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5 days ago

Clan MacBean

From Alba Targes on FB

Sporran in Macpherson style - Graeme states he can adapt for any preferences - so change the cat design for MacBean, and the motto to: “Touch Not a Catt Bot a Targe” and it is then for MacBean.
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Sporran in Macpherson style - Graeme states he  can adapt for any preferences - so change the cat design for MacBean, and the motto to: “Touch Not a Catt Bot a Targe” and it is then for MacBean.

 

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Why do men get all the cool stuff?

6 days ago

Clan MacBean

Of particular relevance to the Clan MacBean and other Clan Chattan Clans. Moy is the home of the Mackintosh Chiefs, and Tomatin the home of the MacBeans of Tomatin, a particularly distinguished sept of Clan MacBean, after that of our Chief - Kinchyle.For the next fortnight we will be focusing on the joint parishes of Moy and Dalarossie, exploring the various archives which we hold pertaining to the Parish. We start with a section of the 2nd Edition 6 inch Ordnance Survey Map No. XXXII, which was published in 1904. Shown is the village of Tomatin along with Tomatin Distillery which was built in 1894. The census taken in 1901 gave the parish population as 761. ... See MoreSee Less

Of particular relevance to the Clan MacBean and other Clan Chattan Clans. Moy is the home of the Mackintosh Chiefs, and Tomatin the home of the MacBeans of Tomatin, a particularly distinguished sept of Clan MacBean, after that of our Chief - Kinchyle.

6 days ago

Clan MacBean

Piper on Drumossie Moor, Culloden

Blue bunnet and white cockade, Qilt (as it was spelled in 1746 and would have been pleated all round - no front panel at that time, plaid, basket sword - but by 1746 pistols and muskets outnumbered swords and axes - many would have worn multiple pistols on the upper front of their sword belt - all taken in battle in the preceding confrontations. The pipes played would not have had the long drone only the two shorter ones and the ivory bands on the pipe chanter and drones would have been from walrus or narwhal.The highland warrior would have been totally clean shaven, with long hair bunched behind the ears when in a combat situation. Trews and kilt were common in winter though not necessarily of the same tartan. A short jacket was worn of bright large check, usually not tartan as we know it now, and the jacket cuffs would be upturned in red. - David Geddes.
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Piper on Drumossie Moor, Culloden

Blue bunnet and white cockade, Qilt (as it was spelled in 1746 and would have been pleated all round - no front panel at that time, plaid, basket sword - but by 1746 pistols and muskets outnumbered swords and axes - many would have worn multiple pistols on the upper front of their sword belt  - all taken in battle in the preceding confrontations. The pipes played would not have had the long drone only the two shorter ones and the ivory bands on the pipe chanter and drones would have been from walrus or narwhal.The highland warrior would have been totally clean shaven, with long hair bunched behind the ears when in a combat situation. Trews and kilt were common in winter though not necessarily of the same tartan. A short jacket was worn of bright large check, usually not tartan as we know it now,  and the jacket cuffs would be upturned in red.  - David Geddes.

 

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Impressive & moving!

Great love this

Love the history. Thank you so much!!!

6 days ago

Clan MacBean

A Surgeon Major rtd , quite possibly of the 'Bare Arse Banditti' and ' a Damn Rebel Bitch'. MacBeans!

Julie and David meet at last - - - -Culloden Sat 14th April 2019

- - - David Geddes
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A Surgeon Major rtd , quite possibly of the  Bare Arse Banditti  and  a Damn Rebel Bitch.  MacBeans!

Julie and David meet at last - - - -Culloden Sat 14th April 2019

- - -  David Geddes

 

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India McBean are you a Bare Arse Banditti McBean or a Damn Rebel Bitch McBean??

6 days ago

Clan MacBean

Greetings from Drumossie Moor on Saturday 13th April 2019. With lamb snow seen on Ben Wyvis in the background.

Where 700 of us took to the field on a perfect spring day, to commemorate those who fell on both sides in the Battle of Culloden, the last battle, of the last British Civil War.

Two of your MacBean kith and kin who with others of MacBean/Bain joined with many others of Chattan, to join in the eulogies and elegies for the fallen.

And also at the Highland Clan Association meeting, a number of the National Trust for Scotland presentations, the clans dance, and a guided tour of the battlefield. Where in particular we concentrated on the southern margins of the conflict beside the Culwhineac enclosure where Munro's and Barrel's faced Cameron's and Lady Mackintosh's in the the most intense personal conflicts of the day and where 700 were killed in probably little more than two minutes.

- - - David Geddes
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Greetings from Drumossie Moor on Saturday 13th April 2019.  With lamb snow seen on Ben Wyvis in the background.

Where 700 of us took to the field on a perfect spring day, to commemorate those who fell on both sides in the Battle of Culloden, the last battle, of the last British Civil War.

Two of your MacBean kith and kin who with others of MacBean/Bain  joined with many others of Chattan, to join in the eulogies and elegies for the fallen.

And also at the Highland Clan Association meeting, a number of the National Trust for Scotland presentations, the clans dance,  and a guided tour of the battlefield. Where in particular we concentrated on the southern margins of the conflict  beside the Culwhineac enclosure where Munros and Barrels faced Camerons and Lady Mackintoshs in the the most intense personal conflicts of the day and where 700 were killed in probably little more than two minutes.

- - - David Geddes

 

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Our MacBean Clan in Scotland.

Handsome lot!

Handsome lads!

I was happy to see McBean family members who fought at the battle portrayed on one episode of Outlander.

Lance Gilbreath Alittle County side view since you are counting down the days till your Scotland trip!!

Ps.... there were more than two of us out there

India McBean must try make it out for next year's event!

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1 week ago

Clan MacBean

Enjoy this memory of the warm, kind welcome Allan MacBain offered clansmen & women of the Clan MacBean when they gathered to dedicate and celebrate ‘the return of the wildcats’ to the McBain Memorial Park near Kinchyle, overlooking Loch Ness, in the parish of Dores, Inverness-shire.

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Allan MacBean, UK Clan Genealogist at the Clan Memorial Rededication
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How great to hear our home mentioned. As said we now do B&B. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🦕🛡⚔️🥓🍳🥞 www.facebook.com/KinchyleBedandBreakfast/

I was very glad to be there.

So proud to have had a chance to sign the MacBean guest book in the pub at Dores.

1 week ago

Clan MacBean

Any of the UK based Clan at Culloden?
I am at the Clan Chattan evening Friday, Culloden Saturday and the music evening at the Raigmore Motel Sat, and touring the battlefield with the NTS for the onsite presentation on the recent metal detectorist survey by Glasgow Uni and Prof Pollard. I'll be kilted in Red Morrison - the rest of me looks like this.
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Any of the UK based Clan at Culloden?
I am at the Clan Chattan evening Friday, Culloden Saturday and the music evening at the Raigmore Motel Sat, and touring the battlefield with the NTS for the onsite presentation on the recent metal detectorist survey by Glasgow Uni and Prof Pollard. Ill be kilted in Red Morrison - the rest of me looks like this.

 

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Will be there in a few weeks. Wish I was going this weekend.

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Strome Castle on Lochcarron. - So why would I be posting images taken of the location of Sroim (Strome) Castle in Wester Ross, many miles west of MacBean or Clan Chattan lands? Sroim Castle is 200m from the front windows of my home. Well in 1411, this is the location where Dómhnall MacDonald Lord of the Isles, from Islay, landed his handpicked warrior army of about 6000 men to press his debatably just claim to the Earldom of Ross. Can you imagine 300 war galleys and birlinns beached on the three small tidal beaches near where the Castle was build 50 years later. No, neither can I. His force advanced through the broad west to east Strathcarrann to fight a first engagement with the Mackays, at Strathpeffer, who lost severely. Dingwall was sacked and Donald advanced on Inverness. This too was sacked, and is where Clan Chattan lead by Malcolm Mackintosh joined with Donald's forces. They marched along the Moray coastal plain before being faced by a numerically much smaller ad hoc force cobbled together in panic by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany and Regent of Scotland. Both Donald and Robert were related to the previous King Robert 2nd. The Battle at Harlaw near present day Inverurie was a bloody day long no quarter fight. The heavy armoured in Norman fashion knights, with the Stewarts inflicted 900 killed on the much lighter armed highlanders, and though surrounded stood their ground despite grievous loses of 600 to their much smaller force. The wounded numbers would be perhaps 4 times these figures but were not recorded. In the Kinrara document which records the history of Mackintosh and Clan Chattan it is recalled that of all his allies none were more afflicted with loss of life than Clan Vean (MacBean). As a fighting force, MacBean subsequently largely disappeared for about 100 years. Donalds two senior commanders from the mainland, Schaw Mackintosh of Badenoch the son of the Chattan leader at the Perth Inshes tournament, and MacGillean (MacLean) were both slain. In respect of their loyalty however Dómhnall ceded the lands of the Braes of Lochaber near Spean to Mackintosh. These adjoined the lands of Loch Arkaig, Inverlochy and Glen Laoigh (Loy) that Eva daughter of Donald Dall had brought to the Mackintosh earlier, as her Tocher (dowry). These were rich cattle lands but of greater importance controlled the sea lanes of the Firth of Lorn and the marching and droving routes from Glen Dessary and Glen Pean, by Spean to Laggan to the north/ south valley of the Pass of Drumochter that leads either to Inverness or Perth. This land could hardly have more strategic importance. It was to prove an impossible trial for Mackintosh and Chattan to hold it against the predations of the Cameron, who viewed that he also had claim. It took 385 years to sort out, and finished with the King adjudicating and Camerons coffers being emptied on his instruction to settle by purchase. From Harlaw, Dómhnall with the battle all but won, recognised his forces had been sorely depleted, the scorched earth policy along the Moray coast deprived his army of food for the winter ahead, and so he withdrew to Dingwall and back to Strome and Islay. Aberdeen, 15 miles away and almost at his mercy was spared. His son later returned on the same quest invading up the Great Glen from Gamoran, but when faced with much greater force and a well organised army under a King who wanted this maurauding stamped out, the Mackintosh and Clan Chattan element of the western Isles army notoriously were leant on with the result on the battle's eve they changed sides. Something the Macdonald of the Isles never ever and understandably forgave. Meanwhile at Strome the Macdonalds had a strategic castle built to control the waterways of Loch Alsh and Loch Carron in the mid 1400s. It was largely in the keeping of their kin, the Macdonells of Glengarry though it was held by a Cameron Constable for a while. Beseiged by the Mackenzies of Easter Ross in another feud to do the the Earldom of Ross, it was destroyed in 1603 and forms the picturesque ruin under our house. ... See MoreSee Less

Strome Castle on Lochcarron.  - So why would I be posting images taken of the location of Sroim (Strome) Castle in Wester Ross, many miles west of MacBean or Clan Chattan lands?  Sroim Castle is 200m from the front windows of my home. Well in 1411, this is the location where Dómhnall MacDonald Lord of the Isles, from Islay, landed his handpicked warrior army of about 6000 men to press his debatably just claim to the Earldom of Ross. Can you imagine 300 war galleys and birlinns beached on the three small tidal beaches near where the Castle was build 50 years later. No, neither can I. His force advanced through the broad west to east Strathcarrann to fight a first engagement with the Mackays, at Strathpeffer, who lost severely. Dingwall was sacked and Donald advanced on Inverness. This too was sacked, and is where Clan Chattan lead by Malcolm Mackintosh joined with Donalds forces. They marched along the Moray coastal plain before being faced by a numerically much smaller ad hoc force cobbled together in panic by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany and Regent of Scotland. Both Donald and Robert were related to the previous King Robert 2nd.  The Battle at Harlaw near present day Inverurie was a bloody day long no quarter fight. The heavy armoured in Norman fashion knights, with the Stewarts inflicted 900 killed on the much lighter armed highlanders, and though surrounded stood their ground despite grievous loses of 600 to their much smaller force. The wounded numbers would be perhaps 4 times these figures but were not recorded. In the Kinrara document which records the history of Mackintosh and Clan Chattan it is recalled that of all his allies none were more afflicted with loss of life than Clan Vean (MacBean). As a fighting force, MacBean subsequently largely disappeared for about 100 years. Donalds two senior commanders from the mainland, Schaw Mackintosh of Badenoch the son of the Chattan leader at the Perth Inshes tournament, and MacGillean (MacLean) were both slain. In respect of their loyalty however Dómhnall ceded the lands of the Braes of Lochaber near Spean to Mackintosh. These adjoined the lands of Loch Arkaig, Inverlochy and Glen Laoigh (Loy) that Eva daughter of Donald Dall had brought to the Mackintosh earlier, as her Tocher (dowry). These were rich cattle lands but of greater importance controlled the sea lanes of the Firth of Lorn and the marching and droving routes from Glen Dessary and Glen Pean, by Spean to Laggan to the north/ south valley of the Pass of Drumochter that leads either to Inverness or Perth. This land could hardly have more strategic importance. It was to prove an impossible trial for Mackintosh and Chattan to hold it against the predations of the Cameron, who viewed that he also had claim. It took 385 years to sort out, and finished with the King adjudicating and Camerons coffers being emptied on his instruction to settle by purchase. From Harlaw, Dómhnall  with the battle all but won, recognised his forces had been sorely depleted, the scorched earth policy along the Moray coast deprived his army of food for the winter ahead, and so he withdrew to Dingwall and back to Strome and Islay.  Aberdeen, 15 miles away and almost at his mercy was spared. His son later returned on the same quest invading up the Great Glen from Gamoran, but when faced with much greater force and a well organised army under a King who wanted this maurauding stamped out, the Mackintosh and Clan Chattan element of the western Isles army notoriously were leant on with the result on the battles eve they changed sides. Something the Macdonald of the Isles never ever and understandably forgave. Meanwhile at Strome the Macdonalds had a strategic castle built to control the waterways of Loch Alsh and Loch Carron in the mid 1400s. It was largely in the keeping of their kin, the  Macdonells of Glengarry though it was held by a Cameron Constable for a while.  Beseiged by the Mackenzies of Easter Ross in another feud to do the the Earldom of Ross, it was destroyed in 1603 and forms the picturesque ruin under our house.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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What a beautiful and lucky place to live. Before finding this group I knew that my ancestors were Stuart but I now know McBean as well. Such amazing history you have so close!

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

The Castle of Edirdover - known as Redcastle near Beauly. Founded by King William the Lion in 1179, the second most enduring Scottish King (from 1165 to 1214) before the Act of Union. The castle passed through a number of hands until finally grasped by the Mackenzie Clan in their long term machinations to become Earls of Ross. Isobel MacKenzie was Aeneas MacBean 14th of Kinchyle's wife. She came from Redcastle, her father being Roderick 5th of Redcastle. It having been burned down probably for the second time was fully reinstated by 1641. Isabel was born three years after Aeneas 14th in 1692. Her home at Kinchyle was very much more modest than Redcastle. However she connects the House of Kinchyle via her grandmother Margaret Stewart, married to James Grant 7th of Freuchie to the Earls of Moray. Her father was James Stewart 3rd Earl of Moray. This leads back to James Stewart who was the 1st Earl of Moray and half brother to Mary Queen of Scots. A staunch calvinist presbyterian he served as Regent of Scotland until she returned from France for coronation. This after the death of her first husband the teenager catholic Dauphin of France. Moray also eventually defeated her in battle at Langside (Glasgow) and precipitated her flight to England. He handed over the Casket Letters which incriminated her in a number of plots and this led to Mary's almost inevitable death at Fotheringay Castle, ordered by Elizabeth 1st, Tudor Queen of England- her cousin. Isobel links the House of Kinchyle with the regal line of the Stewards, Tudor, French Kings and back to Charlemagne. The 1st Earl of Moray, is commemorated in the great window in St GIles Cathedral in Edinburgh where he is buried at the St Anthony's Aisle, and also above the second great defensive arch inside Edinburgh Castle is perhaps the most import historic icon connected to Clan MacBean. He was known for his wisdom and strength throughout Scotland as the "Gude Regent". In a scandalous decision about 1950, the castle was de-roofed as a tax advantage and since then despite being a G2 listed building has fallen into ruinous delapidation. It was used during WW2 as a military command centre. The image showing it intact, is from the internet and dated 1920. ... See MoreSee Less

The Castle of Edirdover - known as Redcastle near Beauly.  Founded by King William the Lion in 1179, the second most enduring Scottish King (from 1165 to 1214) before the Act of Union. The castle passed through a number of hands until finally grasped by the Mackenzie Clan in their long term machinations to become Earls of Ross. Isobel MacKenzie was Aeneas MacBean 14th of Kinchyles wife.  She came from Redcastle, her father being Roderick 5th of Redcastle. It having been burned down probably for the second time was fully reinstated by 1641.  Isabel was born three years after Aeneas 14th in 1692. Her home at Kinchyle was very much more modest than Redcastle. However she connects the House of Kinchyle via her grandmother Margaret Stewart, married to James Grant 7th of Freuchie to the Earls of Moray. Her father was James Stewart 3rd Earl of Moray.  This leads back to James Stewart who was the 1st Earl of Moray and half brother to Mary Queen of Scots. A staunch calvinist presbyterian he served as Regent of Scotland until she returned from France for coronation. This after the death of her first husband the teenager catholic Dauphin of France.  Moray also eventually defeated her in battle at Langside (Glasgow) and precipitated her flight to England. He handed over the Casket Letters which incriminated her in a number of plots and this led to Marys almost inevitable death at Fotheringay Castle, ordered by Elizabeth 1st, Tudor Queen of England- her cousin.  Isobel links the House of Kinchyle with the regal line of the Stewards, Tudor, French Kings and back to Charlemagne. The 1st Earl of Moray, is commemorated in the great window in St GIles Cathedral in Edinburgh where he is buried at the St Anthonys Aisle, and also above the second great defensive arch inside Edinburgh Castle is perhaps the most import historic icon connected to Clan MacBean. He was known for his wisdom and strength throughout Scotland as the Gude Regent.  In a scandalous decision about 1950, the castle was de-roofed as a tax advantage and since then despite being a G2 listed building has fallen into ruinous delapidation. It was used during WW2 as a military command centre. The image showing it intact,  is from the internet and dated 1920.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Fantastic writeup. I descend from both the Macbean's of kinchyll and the Mackenzie's of Redcastle, so seeing info on ancestors is always awesome. Cheers.

Thank you for the history. Such a shame.

AMAZING!! Thank you for posting this bit of history for us!!!

Sad, but great history.

They have grand old names#

Megan Payne some interesting facts of the MacBean Clan

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2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

The Clan leadership is currently researching some issues with the variations, registration, and recognition status of the various Clan tartans. Until they iron out these issues, we are postponing our efforts to have any other tartans produced by House of Tartan besides the MacBean Modern and McElvain Ancient. It is NOT due to any issues with House of Tartan. If you have researched our tartans to any extent, you know that there are variations to the MacBean Modern registered and they may also have different registration numbers in different registries. The Hunting has not been registered and what was ordered before might be just a change of the background color without changing the thread count. Finally, the Chief does not recognize the MacBean of Tomatin as an official Clan tartan. I will pass on any information I get from the Chief's son and the President as soon as possible. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you. Accuracy and integrity seem to be forgotten these days.

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

For those of you interested in MacBean Hunting tartan, the tartan that House of Tartan has on their webpage is Bean of Freeport which is produced by L.L. Bean. L.L. Bean advertised it as Bean tartan until our Chief got them to change the name. I have sent the House of Tartan a scan of the MacBean Hunting out of the Chief's booklet (see aattached photo) and will be sending them pictures and scans of a run that was done in the late 90s/early 2000s.by, I think, Locharron. They will make the necessary adjustments to make this tartan, but if they are going to have it available in stock, those interested must let them know so they can run a minimum yardage.. ... See MoreSee Less

For those of you interested in MacBean Hunting tartan, the tartan that House of Tartan has on their webpage is Bean of Freeport which is produced by L.L. Bean.  L.L. Bean advertised it as Bean tartan until our Chief got them to change the name.  I have sent the House of Tartan a scan of the MacBean Hunting out of the Chiefs booklet (see aattached photo) and will be sending them pictures and scans of a run that was done in the late 90s/early 2000s.by, I think, Locharron.  They will make the necessary adjustments to make this tartan, but if they are going to have it available in stock, those interested must let them know so they can run a minimum yardage..

 

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I have great uncle Loran (Zeb) Bean's kilt, etc.

I have the hunting tartan. This is what I have.

Wood love to see more fkanne in tartans I am a part of wool it he's me

OOOOOOO I love this

How do we let them know

I'd love to have to have this for a new kilt

Alan@house-of-tartan.co.uk

where is it online?

BillnCathy Bain should we order some?

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Spending today at Ardenwood Historic Farms in Fremont CA, currently sitting under trees listening the bagpipers practicing

Spending today at Ardenwood Historic Farms in Fremont CA, currently sitting under trees listening the bagpipers practicing

Why does this Tartan have more color than the earlier posting of our MacBean Tartan?

Oh I did not know they are there today. I have not been to a Clan Gathering for s long time. I would love to go again . May go to Scotland this spring or fall. My first trip over and my daughters third! Clan MacBean.

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

To all celebrating ‘Tartan Day’ today, have a great time & enjoy wearing your Tartans! The idea was born in Canada - Nova Scotia was first to give official recognition, April 1987. A 1998 resolution of the US Senate adopted 6th April as ‘National Tartan Day’ & the rest is history. Enjoy these scenes from New York last year. youtu.be/zjR6n0Y4ukQBest Highlights Tartan Day Parade 2018 Celebrating Scotland NYC - Shot of Scotch & Guest Dancers - Accrington Pipe Band - Sgoil Lionacleit Pipe Band - The Hi... ... See MoreSee Less

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Philip - on my mother's Morrison side one of my great aunts married Peter Dow a piper from Upper Donside. They emigrated to Long Island (Islip) in the 1920s. Peter and his uncle before him piped the St Andrews Day parade in Manhattan for a number of years.

Peter Dow senior at Glenkindie before emigration.

Tried to post it before, but the company Zazzle has Tartan Day pins available each year. Will be getting mine late this year.

McIlvain of the Philadelphia group

Kemper Bane

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3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

I have communicated with the House of Tartan about carrying the other MacBean tartans specifically Hunting. Dress is another possibility. If you are interested in Huning Tartan, contact House of Tartan and they should start a list to see if there is enough interest to get an initial weave started. Once that gets going, they will probably keep it stocked. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Do you know anyone that makes MacBean tartan kilt hose? I want to represent my clan while dancing but I have to have matching hose.

3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

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All I need is people!

 

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Come to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in September please!!!!

I didnt know it was this weekend. Glad to know there was representation.

You’re ready when they arrive!

Wish I were there cousin.

Where is this

Jackson MS Celtic Fest

Wish I could've made it up there! Tent looks great.

Where?

What do the banners say? Can you post a up close picture.

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4 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

TO AVOID CONFUSION (the post below is from 2016!): Clocks in Scotland & the rest of the UK 'Spring forward' 1 hour this Sunday night (31st March) at 1.00am. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

One of the finest pieces of pipe music - enjoy ‘The Argyllshire Gathering’, perfect to get you in the mood for the series of Highland Games that’ll be happening over the summer! youtu.be/4luiThPj5bMScottish Power playing The Argyllshire Gathering during warm up ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Don't forget that Saint Patrick is not the only saint whose feast day is March 17. It is also the feast of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, the patron saint of cats and the people who love them. (Meme art from an original work by Carolee Clark, King of Mice Studios) We are a part of the Clan of the cats.... ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget that Saint Patrick is not the only saint whose feast day is March 17. It is also the feast of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, the patron saint of cats and the people who love them. (Meme art from an original work by Carolee Clark, King of Mice Studios)  We are a part of the Clan of the cats....

 

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Kiely M Anderson

Wendy Moore..never heard this.Have you? Deanna DiSciullo Lander...have you heard this before?

I never knew this I am glad to have learned.

Cailee McWain

Laurie Bean Sherman Bily Bean

This is one of my favorite pictures.

Leah Sharp

Amen

Well, that explains a lot. Nobody in my family does not love ❤️ cats 🐈

Oh that’s just” too bad!

Sherri Criminger I am a MacBean descendant. Thought about you and Mark when I saw this.

I knew this!

Kimberly Clay

James Blood

I did not know this, but I should have. I have cats. And if I wasn't stopped I would have more, and more, and more......

India McBean Happy St. Catty's Day!

David Lee for Aly. 🙂

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I think many of us are a hearty mixture of both...Scottish and Irish. 🍀

Caleb Bean

Good one cousins!

I'm Scottish and Irish. I don't need a special day to drink, I just need someone to buy it. 😘😘

2 months ago

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Kathy J. Wright Bone Jessie Smith Miller

'Outlander' is better than the other 50 shades book 😂

Does it rain through the entire book? 😉

Only 50?

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Piping for those who love scuba-diving 🙂 youtu.be/ngifg--1eW4www.unipiper.com www.facebook.com/theunipiper ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Scottish WildCat Tartan Pleats !!!! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

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Wise words indeed.... 🤣🤣

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Yoga in kilts ... don’t try this at home!!!

BBC Three
Yoga in kilts. You've got to watch to the end 👀 (Via BBC The Social)
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or with goats........

It's ok at home. I wouldn't try it at a local park though. 😂😂😂

Sarah Don Oconnell 😁

Courtney Lowell-PostvanderBurg for you to dream about tonight. lol...

Anna Marie Madai

Ooh la la!

🤣🤣🤣

Love this.

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Official (as it has been recorded by a Met Office station as well as several of mine) this is the warmest February day since 17.9c in 1897, 18.3c recorded in Aboyne is the new official record.
Below are the highest values recorded so far today, note with a wind off the sea how cold Dunbeath is compared with other spots with a warming wind off the land.
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These warm temperatures in mid Feb at 58 deg North really are potentially catastrophic. Talking today to villagers today who describe the tides are very significantly higher, coastal erosion more. The higher temperatures (more energy in the atmosphere) come with increased rainfall, and more violent storms, but this falls as snow still on the higher ground. We are not going to burn like California but the violence of the winter weather is becoming a real problem. The animals in the fields are being kept wet all winter and suffering weight loss and poorer health. When to plant crops is now a lottery. There is nothing whatsoever good about these higher temperatures, the balance of crops/ livelihoods/ production/ stabilising population in these marginal grounds is starting to become a significant issue to population wellbeing. At 80 deg north this year I witnessed rivers of fresh water melt , too many to count pouring over the glaciers into the arctic ocean. These are starting to deflect oceanic currents which carry the nutrition to the base of the food chain. The fishermen around here all report that the species they are able to catch are changing from cold pelagic fish which we have traditionally cropped, to warmer water species migrating from south mid atlantic. And the winter climbing season is almost non existent and the ski resorts are seriously compromised with the unpredictability of the weather.

I didn't realize how chilly it is over there compared to here (Middle of the US). That's roughly 64F. While it's a nice temperature, it's a little on the chilly side for me. We keep our home at 67 in the winter and 75-78 in the summer. (average summer temp outside is 90 [32c], winter is average 15F [-9c] )

 

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Edwina Macbean Esther Dawn Macbean Leanne Jeffries Andrew MacBean

James Ogilvie

AND YOU!!!!

2 months ago

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Buster Bean ~ Trice Bean!!

Vicki Bean

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

If you are going to invite people to join this page, they are going to have to request to join themselves and answer the question for the page. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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I thought it was something written to me for a moment 😂🤣 Always appreciated all of his work. Amazing individual that has given so much in his life.

I had a autographed print but gave it to a low income church for their computer lab. Wished I had ot back for my grandson.

From the shores of Loch Ness to the Lochs on the moon!!

So cool.

I have autographed print from him! He was a cousin!

Mary Ann, Charlie Edward

Carl Bean.. your uncle

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just in case you didn't read the introduction, there are facebook pages specifically for "sons and daughters of John Bean of Exeter" and the McElvain/McIlwain, McAlwin sept of Clan MacBean "House of Grimmet". ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thanks, I had missed that!

I have John’s brother as William Matthew Bean of Cherry Point, Virginia, but the book says this has not been proven. Do you have any info on William?

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

McBains Restaurant By The River is now OPEN and Paul & Corinna look forward to welcoming you to their new restaurant on Bank Street.

All their food is fresh & locally sourced and desserts are home-made on the premises by their team of chefs. Paul is happy to cater for special diets and look out for their new VEGAN menu coming soon!

Lunch is served from 12-2.30, Pre-Theatre from 5.30-6.30pm and Dinner until 9.45pm. Their menus will change every 4 weeks. Closed Sunday and Monday at the minute.

Why not give them a try and support Paul & Corinna with their new venture! #supportlocal #enjoylocal #citycentre
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Elijah Martin

Linda Barineau Smith maybe we can make it there.

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