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5 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.
#competition #highlands #fieldsports #easter #scotland #summerevents
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7 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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In future posts we’ll share the story of what happened after Culloden and the fate of Gillies MacBean’s son Donald MacBean, who had been with his father at the battle and became heir to his father’s older brother - the Chief of the Clan - Æneas MacBean of Kinchyle.

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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1 week 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.

2 weeks 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.

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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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

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

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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

Clan MacBean

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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

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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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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

Clan MacBean

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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.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

The MacBean Cup is the prize for the top 13 and under Shinty team in Scotland and is shown in the accompanying photo. Interesting to see who sponsored them. Not the Campbells......
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schools_Camanachd_Association
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The MacBean Cup is the prize for the top 13 and under Shinty team in Scotland and is shown in the accompanying photo.  Interesting to see who sponsored them.  Not the Campbells......  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schools_Camanachd_Association

 

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McDonalds of all things!! Who would have thought 🙂 Played something like this in high school but called it field hockey

3 months ago

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I think it’s likely we’ll be crawling !!!! Celebrations starting !!🍾🍾

Caleb Bean

Hell yeah

Nicola Usher Pam France

Now that's a Bean! When you get tired I'll clear a path!! Dilly Dilly!!

O m g how will i get home tonight 🤣🤣🤣

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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

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

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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just in case anyone is able to catch this on a catch-up player.
Good to hear our Scottish (MacBean) Wildcats have bigger brains... no wonder we’re the clan at the top of the class!
twitter.com/walkhighlands/status/1090534587279773697?s=21
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Just in case anyone is able to catch this on a catch-up player. 
Good to hear our Scottish (MacBean) Wildcats have bigger brains... no wonder we’re the clan at the top of the class! 
https://twitter.com/walkhighlands/status/1090534587279773697?s=21

 

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Are they tameable? I want one.

For anyone that is interested there’s a good documentary on Netflix called ‘the tigers of scotland’ about wildcats

Are they tameable? I want one.

Saw a great documentary about these wildcats..!

Don...

Are they tameable? I want one.

Ironically enough the mascot from my undergraduate degree are the Wildcats!!!

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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Gary Innes
You won’t get much more Scottish than this! 😂😂 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Just found out @Pete Murch is the musical man behind the fingers 👏 Genius! Check out his band too, Tongues.
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Can't see the label on the bottle, but guessing it's Irn Bru?

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

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 genealogist@clanmacbean.org
Check it out in our Shop at clanmacbean.org
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