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
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
This note was sent to Clan MacBean by a Pamela Gray. These NASA patches are very common and available through a number of retailers. If you do a search on "Apollo 12 patch", you should come up with a number of sources.
Received the following update from House of Tartan. Looks like you can get Ancient now also, but it will take a small group to get the Hunting going. I would suggest that if you are interested in Hunting, e-mail House of Tartan and have them get a list started
For the MacBean fabric we can already do any of these products in any version of MacBean tartan including Hunting, Modern, Ancient etc
MacBean Ancient is readily available in 3 versions from stock
Heavyweight 16oz wool There is also a version in midweight 12oz lightweight 10oz wool So plenty of options for that.
MacBean Hunting would have to be a special weave, which we can arrange but would need to know what people were actually wanting in it as would not at this point weave it in every weight.
So if most people want things like scarves, ties, hats, skirts, trousers and vests we could do a weave in lightweight wool. But if it is more people looking for kilts we would do the mid weight 13oz wool
If we can get orders for 4 kilts we would easily weave the 13oz to make them and then do some extra for stock.
We are currently weaving the washable polyester viscose in MacBean Modern and that will be in stock by end of May. ... See MoreSee Less
A reminder to those new to the Clan and page. A couple years ago we had lap blankets done in Clan MacBean Modern and McElvain sept Ancient by the House of Tartan. The response of the Clan membership and quality of the items was so good that we have entered into an arrangement with House of Tartan where we not only get a discount on items ordered, but the Clan will also earn a commission. They will be keeping a stock of each tartan on hand. You can get any tartan from almost any retailer, but with MacBean and McElvain sept tartans in particular, it usually is a custom order with either a minimum yardage or expensive price. Go to this page to get a deal and help the Clan at the same time. houseoftartan.co.uk/scottish/binr3.asp?secid=70&subsecid=2234&catid=5084... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less
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] )
Clan Commemorative coins are still available. There were fewer made than we have members of the Clan Association, so get them while they last. A portion of the proceeds go to upkeep of our Clan Memo...
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
Enjoy these beautiful film shots of Scottish (MacBean/Clan Chattan) Wildcats and stunning Highland landscapes:- youtu.be/glKJIsPWasgMost of us yearn to catch a glimpse of the glorious Scottish wildcat, yet never do. If we don’t act immediately, we never will. The wildcat is teetering on t... ... See MoreSee Less
Another good reason to join the Clan organization... Justine Beane Bradford 1 hr... ATTN, All: The 2019 Update of Volume I, The Descendants of John Bean of Exeter will be released in EBook form as a pdf for download on Valentines Day, February 14th, Cost is $10 to new purchasers, free download for Clan Members who own last year's Edition. This Edition has 38,128 Individuals, 13,922 Families, 3144 Pictures. Email me with questions at email@example.com Check it out in our Shop at clanmacbean.org ... See MoreSee Less
To all of you celebrating Burns Night today, have a wonderful evening. For those who may not have the chance, here's one of Robert Burns' most beautiful poems - perhaps the most famous love poem of all time, sung to great effect by Robyn Stapleton. Enjoy it and raise a toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns. www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1t2OY_9DIQCelebrated Scottish folk singer Robyn Stapleton performs the classic Robert Burns song 'My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose' live for an audience at The Tolbooth ... ... See MoreSee Less
Now that it's a New Year - We have over 2,000 members on this page while we only have around 400-500 members in the Clan Association and a lot of the Clan members aren't on Facebook. JOIN YOUR CLAN! We have a great newsletter and a fantastic genealogy department. The only way we can get special Clan items, put together worthwhile activities, and have tents at games and festivals is to have a substantial and active membership. The Clan shop on the webpage has a variety of ways to make your payments and vary your length of membership. clanmacbean.org/Shop/... See MoreSee Less
Starting May 25, 2018 the GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, was enforceable . GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all...
When you next visit Inverness, make sure you book a trip to the incredible Leakey’s bookshop.Here is Leakey's Bookshop, a hidden gem of Inverness 💎 And a book-lovers paradise 😍📖 Hands up if YOU want to go! 🙋
This is St Pauls Chapel in the Trinity Parish at the southern end of Broadway, NYC, completed in 1766. I visited this in 2012 to see the chapel, once the tallest building in NY, and to view the Bell of Hope. The Bell of Hope was a gift from London’s St. Mary-le-Bow, which is the sister church to St. Paul’s Chapel and is seen as most in America will surely know, a very short distance from Ground Zero of 9/11. But I have never seen it mentioned that the architect was Thomas McBean. So who was Thomas McBean and is it not time he was honoured by the clan, particularly in view of modern history? ... See MoreSee Less
CLAN CHATTAN!There are a lot of heavy politics we are dealing with, during the government shutdown. Here’s a piece of history about my own Scottish ancestors (mother’s side). *Edit: the meme should read “Scots,” not “Scotts,” of course. ... See MoreSee Less
If you were in the McElvain group picture at the Stone Mountain reunion and your last name wasn't McElvain or one of the variations, we are having trouble identifying everyone. The pictures are ready to send out and we need to ID everyone. ... See MoreSee Less
The link isn't working for me. It says "This site can't be reached".
I'm in the pic (hopefully you know me!), but my last name isn't McIllwain, although it should be! 😉
You will also find my brother Philip Willam Culhane, and my dad, Barry William Culhane are probably in the pic too. 😊
The University of Exeter, in partnership with Vincent Wildlife Trust and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to undertake interdisciplinary work towards understanding the ecological and social feasibility of wildcat restoration to England and Wales.
New Years and a few Haggis Nachos. Was going to post the website for Caledonian Kitchens, but there was nothting on the webpage and the last post on their facebook page was April 2017. Does anyone know if they are still in business? There seem to be a lot of places that offer their products. Except for our relationship with House of Tartan, we don't endorse products, but I do like to let people know where they can find Scottish items. Their Haggis isn't at all bad. ... See MoreSee Less
Now that we have started a new year, let me emphasize a few things.
#1 There are around 400-500 members of the Clan MacBean Association While there are over 1700 "friends" on this page (and not every member is on Facebook), we need everyone to join the Clan Association so we can do more.. We have a great newsletter and a genealogy department that is nothing short of incredible. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT YOU CAN GET FROM MEMBERSHIP BY CHECKING OUT THE MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS ON THE CLAN WEBSITE "SHOP" PAGE (same page as #2 Commemorative Coin).
#3 If you are looking for MacBean Modern or McElvain Ancient tartan materials or products, we have an arrangement with House of Tartan in Crief that not only gives you a discount, but also gets the Clan a commission on sales. We are working on a link on the Clan website to allow this, but you can always contact them and explain what you need until the link is established. Any retailer will say they can get you Clan tartan, but House of Tartan will maintain a stock so that it won't be a custom order and more expensive. firstname.lastname@example.org
This commemorative coin was minted to celebrate the 2018 Clan Gathering at Stone Mountain. It also honors our Chief, James McBain of McBain, 22nd hereditary Chief of our clan, and displays his coat ...
My 96 year old mother just recently passed and she had a book of her fathers called the "Bean Registry"-I think. I am wondering if that is something that has still ben published. I know that my mom updated our family information at one time and we were listed in the book. Would be interested in purchasing the book.
I’m a member and super proud to be. I recently returned from Inverness. I’m in love with Scotland. John Bean is my 8th GG.
That's a very interesting question, Jena.. I would like to consider you an honorary clan member at least.. But my comment was going to be that becoming an official member leads to providing the clan with genealogy information that benefits others. I've begun the task of updating the births and deaths and marriages etc for my branch (1404) and its a daunting job! How much more so for those who haven't been updated for several generations back! I hope family, paid members or not, will at least supply the clan with their family information.
I am hoping to be able to join this year. The last several years we have been playing catch up.
Kinzington McElvain, Kinderek McElvain
Shame the mugs have only MacBean on them.
I have recently learned that my great-grandfather was not the biological ancestor I always believed him to be. He raised my grandmother, he fathered her sister, but my great-grandmother was apparently already pregnant when she met him. AncestryDNA recently verified what was always an ugly family rumor.
My moral quandry is this... am I still able to call myself a Bean?
I've been a Scottish Country Dancer since the late 80s. You don't see it as much as the HIghland Dancing at Scottish games and festivals, but it is the social dancing of Scotland. Check the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society for a group near you. ... See MoreSee Less
We are pleased to announce that our extensive range of coffee and tea is now available to purchase through our online store . Alternatively, if you wish to buy any tea or coffee from our price lists.....