A wonderful film about efforts to save the Scottish Wildcat from extinction. This is ‘our’ wildcat - the symbol of Clan MacBean and our other fellow clans in the family that is ‘Clan Chattan’ - the ‘Clan of the Cats’! If you want to help, support Scottish Wildcat Action: www.scottishwildcataction.org/vimeo.com/243451519The Tigers of Scotland is a feature length (63 minutes) documentary by Wild Films Ltd and narrated by Iain Glen. It focuses on the fragile existence of Scottish… ... See MoreSee Less
Some fascinating history from another member of our Clan Chattan family - Clan Farquharson: the 2017 visit to their ‘Cairn of Remembrance’, led by their highly respected Chief, Captain Alwyne A. C. Farquharson MC. youtu.be/sLo6EFUDIjAThe annual visit to the Clan Farquharson Cairn of remembrance (Carn na Cuimhne) along the bank of the River Dee at Invercauld, Deeside, Scotland. Pipers lead... ... See MoreSee Less
There are several possible Gaelic origins for this name, but the most likely appears to be 'bheathain', meaning 'lively one'. According to tradition, the ancestor of the Macbains, a noble scion of the...
The following photos are from the Highlands and Islands Games/Festival in Gulfport, Mississippi. Was there for the first time last year after a decade or so of absence. There were only five or so tents and we won best tent. If you win best tent, you are Honor Clan for the next year, which motivates you to show up again. Got a newer, commercial grade tent and have some adjustments to make. Got my Kermit's camp chairs screen printed with Clan MacBean and will try to find another source that can put our badge on them. ... See MoreSee Less
These are pictures from the Gulfport Games taken by Jill David and her family. Winds Friday night made putting up the tent difficult. Was still putting final touches on it until the parade Saturday. Still hadn't changed into my kilt. Saturday and Sunday started out chilly and got warmer. We were the Honor Clan from last years festival. That's Jill with me by the tent and Jill and her daughter carrying the Clan MacBean banner with me behind with the tartan flag. ... See MoreSee Less
Mentioned this initiative at Tomatin, next door to the distillery and on the A9, just a few days ago. Flying a kite here - would this not be an excellent opportunity to have the hotel public rooms, to some extent decorated and themed with images of MacBean. The Tomatin sept lived about a mile away and Maj Gillies Mor held the tack at Dalmagerrie - again but a mere mile away. The distillery land was sold off by the Tomatin MacBeans.
So who knew 2 ? From the newly published Scots' Dictionary of Nature, Amanda Thomson. From the section on 'Water'. - (David Geddes -admin).
A. . . Andoo = to keep a boat in position by rowing gently into the wind. B . . . Blibbans = strips of seaweed or greens put into a broth C . . .Candavaig = a foul salmon blackened by too long in fresh water D. . . Doister = storm from the sea E . . . Eeeram = a rowing song F . . .Fluther = a rise in river flow with discolouration of the water but not as great as a speat G . . . Glotten = a partial thaw when water begins to flow through ice H . . .Haaf = the deep sea away from the coast I. . .ile = the fishing ground inside the main current - in an eddy J . . .Jumm = the deep hollow sound from rocks on a shore with waves crashing into them K . . .Keething sight = the ripple of a salmons movement caused by the dorsal fin under water. L . . .Lavellan = a water weasel that can squirt poison a great distance M . . . Moder sook = a current setting in towards the land N . . .Nixie = water nymph O . . .o'er loup = the streamtide at the change of the moon P . . .Piew = the very faint breath of wind causing a ripple on water Q . . .Quhite fisch = haddock or ling R . . .Rice the water = to splash the river with branches, frigthening the salmon into becoming motionless and so more easily taken by the lister (triple pointed salmon spear) S . . .Scummer = the boy who catches the herring that fall from the net while it is being hauled T . . .Tangie = a sea spirit that has the appearance of a small horse U . . .Ullier = another word for the water that flows through a dunghill V . . .Vaadle = a shallow pool that fills and empties with ebb and flow of the tide W . . .Wefflum = the back lade water upstream from a mill wheel X . . . (nothing recorded) Y . . .Yair net = a long net extending into the bed of a river and fixed by poles Z . . .(nothing recorded) ... See MoreSee Less
So who knew? From the newly published Scots' Dictionary of Nature, Amanda Thomson. From the section on 'Land' - there are 6 sections. - (David Geddes admin)
A - - -ae fur brae = ground so steep it can only be ploughed in one direction B - - - bossins = vacant space in corn stacks for air to circulate C - - -clootie's craft= small portion of land set aside untilled for the devil D - - - deidman's snechin = the spore dust from the common puffball E - - -emmock = a pismire, an ant F - - -funyie= Beech Martin the slighter and extinct in UK version of Pine-Marten G - - -gulliewillie = a quagmire covered with grass H - - -hiving sough = the buzzing sound made by bees before they hive I - - - irr = shepherds call to dog to pursue cattle J - - -jock startle a stobie = the exhalations from ground on a hot day K - - - kraeperts = crowberry L - - -lucky minnie's oo = a fleecy substance growing on a plant in wet ground M - - - mirk monanday = uncommonly dark day, or day of eclipse N - - - neb o the morning = the time between dawn and sunrise O - - - ourach = Potato P - - -punckin = the footstep of cattle or horses in soft ground Q - - -quyok = a heifer of two years age R - - -rag fauch = land broken up in the summer after the hay is cut and ploughed three times and then dunged S - - - swaultie = a fat animal T - - - tod tyke = a mongrel cross between fox and dog U - - - ullier = the water that flows through a dung hill V - - -voar = spring/ seeding time W - - -weeuk = squeaking of rats, neighing of stallions, bellowing of bulls when the sound is raised to the highest pitch X - - - (no expressions) Y - - - yauvins = the beards of corn/ oats Z - - -(no expressions) ... See MoreSee Less
Remembrance Sunday in Edinburgh today, 11th November 2018 - the 100th Armistice Day. “At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them”. - Paying respects to soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Legion Scotland Welcome to Edinburgh for the National Act of Remembrance. Join us in falling silent at 1100 to remember the fallen, and please let us know where you are watching from #LestWeForget #RemembranceSunday #ThankYou100 ... See MoreSee Less
The 20th Armistice Day— Edinburgh, Scotland, 1938. youtu.be/6TIaVaWoShUItem title reads - Armistice Day in Edinburgh. Scotland. Various shots as pipers march through the streets. Various shots of the regiments marching followed ... ... See MoreSee Less
As we head towards the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day this Sunday 11th November, when large numbers of Clan MacBean men, who fought in the Great War from Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, other Commonwealth countries and the US will be remembered alongside their comrades.As we prepare for the centenary of #ArmisticeDay we thought it would be appropriate to pay tribute to the 'Cats of War'. Many were used to kill rats and mice in munitions factories & aboard ships. Others were mascots & friends of the troops io9.gizmodo.com/a-gallery-of-cats-who-served-in-world-war-i-1624713212/amp #Armistice100 ... See MoreSee Less
My family went crazy last Xmas. Between us we bought 11 lap blankets. Excellent quality! Fabulous colours, wonderful texture. They are our new heirlooms. (We are in Australia, postage reasonable price)
2/2 - Battle of Balaklava (25 Oct 1854) - William McBean (later Major-General & VC) served in the 93rd Highlanders, commanded by Sir Colin Campbell who formed them up only 2-men deep in ‘The Thin Red Line’ to face a Russian cavalry charge, saying: "There is no retreat from here, men. You must die where you stand." They earned everlasting fame by stopping the Russian attack in its tracks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava)... See MoreSee Less
1/2 - 25th October was the 164th anniversary of the Battle of Balaklava. Quite a few McBeans fought in the battle including William McBean of the 93rd Highlanders, later Major-General William McBean VC. Captain Thomas Hamilton McBean of the Royal Scots Greys, took part in the successful ‘Charge of the Heavy Brigade’ - a charge uphill against Russian cavalry who outnumbered them c.3-4 times. www.victorianweb.org/history/crimea/paget/heavy.html... See MoreSee Less
Remember, remember - - - September 1396. None of this Guido Fawkes stuff in England, but the Royal Tournament Battle of the North Inch at Perth, where currently Mrs G is on a ladies away trip. Least said soonest mendit. King Robert 3 arranged the former.
This being possibly the only cleaving of skulls that Clan Chatton emerged victorious from.
That doyen of contemporary Scottish News - - - The National - - - covers this best - - -
It is possible to dismiss the idea this was an internal Chattan spat between the Davidsons and the rest. Much more likely it was round 2 of the Battle of Invernahavon just up to road to to the fords of the Lochy near Fort William whew I used to live - only Fort William did not exists until Hanovarian times and the power base was firstly Comyn, then Chattan and then Cameron. The sniping away at each other between Cameron and Chatton, cattle raiding, heads in wells, raping and looting, relentlessly up and down the Great Glen, lasted 400 years until Culloden when MacBeans helped the Cameron get the wounded Locheil off the battlefield and to France where he died in 1747. The Camerons did charge with the Mackintosh regt there. Erstwhile Chieftain Capt Donald MacBean of KInkyle , saddled with the debts of old Aeneas, did have one of his daughters marry to Cameron of Kinlochleven though after his death. Which just about settled things. Did you know that Cameron is in Gaelic 'Camus Sron' - colloquially- 'beaky nosed'.
Ignore the historical rubbish from Wattie Scott. t has as much accuracy as Will Shakespeare. They were selling books, poems and plays, not historic fact. ... See MoreSee Less
Clan Shaw - members of Chattan - have their say here - and its good stuff! - - - -http://www.theclanshaw.org/battle.html
Guido was half Spanish and took the fall and was made a scapegoat. Catesby was the true leader of the plot. Guido was torn half loyal to the Catholic King and half loyal to the Protestants. The kind of thing that happens when 2 cultures and religions collide and join in mismatched union of parents.
Very Interesting and likely superb second book by Christopher Fleet and the National Library of Scotland - " Scotland, Defending the Nation." - a book of military maps throughout the ages. For students of Culloden it includes the military map drawn up by a French Officer who fought at Culloden, and includes two manoevres by the Hanovarians, the reinforcement of their right wing, mid battle, and the flanking movement at the Culwhiniac Enclosure where Major Gillies 'Mor' MacBean fell mortally wounded. This map not published before, came through the French Officers family, before being donated to the NLS from America. The professional French troops who fought on the Jacobite side at Culloden acquited themselves bravely - principally in Fitzwilliams Horse - an Irish Cavalry regiment and in the makeshift and eventually very much depleted Jacobite Artillery. Those who survived were captured, and acquitted on parole, having sworn on their honour, never to return to Britain. The book is newly published now available on Amazon and other sellers at UKP 20. If it is half as good as its predecessor, " Scotland , Mapping the Nation" it will provide an education at PhD level on Scots history detail through maps of the time. Xmas is coming - - - a gift of education? ... See MoreSee Less
As a non-profit organization, the purpose of Clan MacBean, Inc. is to educate and inform persons of contributions to Scottish history, heritage and culture made by members of the ancient Clan MacBean ...
On November 3rd, 2018 my father, James McBain of McBain Chief of the Ancient Clan McBain, will retire his position, and we will celebrate his accomplishments, at the Tucson Celtic Festival, opening ceremonies. I, Richard McBain of McBain Younger, will become the head of the ancient Clan McBain/McBean. While my father still lives, hopefully for many more years, I will not use the title "Chief", my title will remain Tanist, and or Younger. Also, I will not wear three eagle feathers in my bonnet as is the custom for Scottish Chiefs. So for those who know me well I am still Two Feathers Short.😎 ... See MoreSee Less
Clan MacBean, Inc. is a non-profit organization that was formed to educate and inform persons of contributions to Scottish history, heritage, and culture made by the ancient Clan MacBean of Scotland a...
Richard McBain of McBain is awaiting the Lord Lyon's approval of the transfer of his father's title of Chief. The Chief is doing well but has elected to transfer the title to his son. ... See MoreSee Less
The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogical Library has a large repository of records regarding the history of approximately 130 Scottish Clans and family associations. Various genealogical materials given by t...
Just a head’s up for the Stone Mountain Festival this weekend... Even if you didn’t make the deadline to register for the reunion doesn’t mean you can’t come, enjoy the games, and mingle with other MacBeans. ... See MoreSee Less
I just received word that Scotcrest will have these mugs and some other products available with Clan MacBean tartan and badges next month. If the response is good enough, they will start producing glasses as well. ... See MoreSee Less
Borrowing one from the Clan Chattan page.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKaJuL6Jgv4"The Tigers of Scotland" produced by Leann Gater and narrated by Iain Glen is a North America premiere at the 2018 WCFF in New York City. SYNOPSIS: The Scott... ... See MoreSee Less
I have been a member of my dad's WWII Bomb Group since the late 80s and have become friends with two couples from Holland who have adopted the graves of members from the group who were buried in cemeteries there. One of them recently visited Scotland, and was touring Culloden. I told him about the Clan and he not only visited it and took this picture, he put stones on it in their and my names. Thank you Nico! ... See MoreSee Less
When you request to join one of the Clan related pages, there are questions to answer!. Also, if you are a MacBean, you probably aren't going to find anything of interest in the McElvain sept page because there is no smoking gun connection between the two. It's just that the McElvain sept has traditionally been part of the MacBeans due to Spelling and Pronunciation similarities. ... See MoreSee Less
They will be available for those who don't go to the reunion, but they haven't been produced and a link hasn't been prepared to buy them. Just checking on the response and I'm not surprised that it seems to be quite a hit!
Let me clarify....can’t make the Reunion....but $15 sounds great 👍 for the challenge coin!
Will you be able to order them if you can not make the reunion?
I was wondering about joining Clan MacBean UK as their yearly reunion is in Scotland and wondered if it was bona fide or not. I am not saying they are dishonest but I am erring on the side of caution as so many unofficial groups exist on Facebook and elsewhere.
I would buy some, but I won't be able to attend the reunion.
Is there a link for the clan reunion?
I like it and I will be at the Gathering and will buy several.
Is there a link to buy the coins? I need 7
And if y’all have any left maybe us folks that have to miss the gathering can buy one or two at double the cost!😜
Where is the reunion held this time?
I really like the concept and would buy for family members. The first image doesn’t seem to be as artistic as the second image. Since they are two sides to the same coin, may I suggest some refinement of the first image? This is an image I googled.
I'll be there and buyin'
Oh I would get a few....one for me and two for my boys
I also can't get to the reunion, but would be interested in a couple of coins.
I’m in for at least 5 at that price, kids and grand kids.
I would love one. But I am in the UK.
Beautiful. I would love at least one.
Count me in for 4, will make great Christmas gifts for my siblings that can’t make the reunion. I’ll be there, so looking forward to it!
They look great to me.
Count us in for a couple and we plan to be at the reunion
Looks great I’m sad I can’t attend. I would love to get one.
I have been talking to a representative from www.celticbrave.com/ and he has developed the following designs for Clan MacBean. There is no minimum order required, so everyone can order. The Tartan Ts are $42 and the Roundel T's $19.95. Again, this is not endorsed by the Clan, it is simply another design to go along with others I have shown from other retailers at other times. The Roundel T's come in red or black as two of the options. ... See MoreSee Less