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2 days ago

Clan MacBean

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

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If you want to see one while in Scotland the best place is the Highland Wlidlife Park in Kincraig. Very rare to see In the Scottish wilds I’m afraid.

Love the show. I had no idea about these majestic creatures

The full documentary is available on Netflix. It's only about an hour long and an excellent show.

Just saw it on Netflix very informative and we need to save them!

I knew there was a reason I'm a cat lady!! 😼

I watched this on Netflix. It was very good. Now I want one.

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Rob

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2 days ago

Clan MacBean

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

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4 days ago

Clan MacBean

A very special lady of Clan MacBean passed away today at a great age. This beautiful rendition of ‘Flowers of the Forest’ is in discrete memory of her.
youtu.be/SNxCs7g8_vsFlowers of the Forest Can be purchased here: Itunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/siubhail/1419416328 CD Baby: store.cdbaby.com/cd/ Amazon: http...
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4 days ago

Clan MacBean

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

 

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Kim Ellis McDaniel. This is the Scottish Clan I think I told you about. My paternal Grandfather is directly related.

Enjoyed meeting you in Gulfport.

It was a great time. I enjoyed every minute! Thank you!

Check out “The Tigers of Scotland” on Netflix www.netflix.com/title/81025404?s=i&trkid=0

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4 days ago

Clan MacBean

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

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 hadnt changed into my kilt.  Saturday and Sunday started out chilly and got warmer.  We were the Honor Clan from last years festival.  Thats Jill with me by the tent and Jill and her daughter carrying the Clan MacBean banner with me behind with the tartan flag.Image attachmentImage attachment

5 days ago

Clan MacBean

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)
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5 days ago

Clan MacBean

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)
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6 days ago

Clan MacBean

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.

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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
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6 days ago

Clan MacBean

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 ...
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7 days ago

Clan MacBean

It’s been The Lord Mayor’s Show today in the City of London. Marching along came the London Scottish, with their bagpipes. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Clan MacBean

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

 

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Anyone and everyone can participate in the ringing of the Bells of Peace this Sunday in commemoration 11-11-@11!

1 week ago

Clan MacBean

Just conversed over e-mail with House of Tartan and they have plenty of MacBean material and some lap blankets available for Christmas gifts. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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alan@house-of-tartan.co.uk if you're interested,

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 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Shared from a Clan MacIntosh page. vimeo.com/243451519?fbclid=IwAR0hMrDWcwCXNUiZYmBuppWOaJFUuDKgF8QXSYwDztUfPswxyXg0QHuv1LcThe 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

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I watched the wonderful Documentary of this beautiful and mysterious. It’s sad there is only 100 left..

Amazing.

Also watched the documentary. At least they have breeding pairs in captivity.

I hope they are still around in McBain park....

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

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

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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava)

 

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We are a proud clan and have a clan history of which we can be proud!

I really love finding out the history of the McBean's, in all of it's spellings! I always want to learn more..thanks.

Always proud.😁

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

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.
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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.
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don't mess with the Highlanders.

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

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

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?

 

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I think it was Christopher Fleet I worked with years ago trying to find a 1654 Pont map for sale that included the wee town of MacIlveenston, near Dalrymple.

Thanks for the information. I just pre-ordered the book, and also picked up Scotland: Mapping the Nation as well.

Cool

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

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Dang, I went trick or treating in the wrong neighborhood! Give me those bagpipes! 💓

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

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

 

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Sounds like a good opportunity to have the transfer televised for Clan MacBean followers all over the world!

And a good name to have that title! (not me)

Love and light!

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

If you went to the gathering at Stone Mountain and have pictures, Shannon started a page for photos at MacBean Clan Gathering photos 2018 or something like that. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Anyone planning to go to the Highlands and Islands Scottish Festival in Gulfport MS the 10th and 11th of November? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Yes I live in biloxi and will be there!

3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

This is a page from my copy of S.R. Crockett's 1896 book, "The Grey Man". If not the first book that mentions Sawny Bean, it did a lot to perpetuate the myth. ... See MoreSee Less

This is a page from my copy of S.R. Crocketts 1896 book, The Grey Man.  If not the first book that mentions Sawny Bean, it did a lot to perpetuate the myth.

 

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Ironically, Sawney Bean was supposed to have done his dirty work in the McElvain's area south of Ayr.

You mean Sawny is a myth? I planned to name my next child after him...I guess I still can 🙂

3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

HorseBack UK
Time to bring out the bagpipes and summon the horses. Polly seemed particularly impressed. Thanks as always Jocky Johnstone
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Horses looked like they didn't know whether to salute or run.

Play until the Cows I mean Horses come home... I bet that sound is bread into their heritage...

 

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Lol

Marion F Smith Jr.

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

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

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

A URL Phil Beddows put on the other MacBean facebook page - the Northern Lights from Scotland.
www.facebook.com/BBCScotland/videos/2017224678335268/?fref=gs&dti=4824794207&hc_location=group

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Clear skies from yesterday made a perfect canvas for these stunning northern lights, visible over parts of the Scottish highlands and islands last night 🌌
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Carol Barineau Vickers, I wonder if we will get to see them ??

my grandfather was from isle of skye

Chris Kimbrell

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Borrowed from Real Men wear Kilts... ... See MoreSee Less

Borrowed from Real Men wear Kilts...

 

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But there are too many reasons for a new one.Besides, I gained a little weight, and my seams are busted.I want a new kilt!

Jessie Smith Miller 😂

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

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

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.

 

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I'd love 1. Can you post link to order?

Great news! Would love to order a few.

Would love to have sent to Australia ! Please keep posted 😊

If it’s not too much, I’d get a set of 2/4.

Would love to get some with the crest. Keep us posted.

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1 month ago

Clan MacBean

From the December 1974 issue of the Clan Register: The William Jackson Bean family of Chilton CO, Alabama. People are identified, but the home no longer exists. ... See MoreSee Less

From the December 1974 issue of the Clan Register:  The William Jackson Bean family of Chilton CO, Alabama.  People are identified, but the home no longer exists.

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

A 1973 photo on the front page of a 1974 Register. The old Bean School built circa 1820 near Winchester, VA on the lands of the Mordecai Bean Farm. Anyone know if it still exists? ... See MoreSee Less

A 1973 photo on the front page of a  1974 Register.  The old Bean School built circa 1820 near Winchester, VA on the lands of the Mordecai Bean Farm.  Anyone know if it still exists?

 

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Sondra Lee Bean, my mother and connection to the Bean Clan!

I will check also I live close by.

Yeah, this is one of the photos out of Bernie's original manuscript, isn't it?

Why in a texas registry?

There is a Bean School house in Spring Arbor, Jackson, Michigan as well. Spring Arbor was founded by the Beans in 1830.

Corny? Why yes, he raised corn to feed the hogs. Thanks for asking

I hear Mordicai Bean raised hogs and was the inventor of that famous southern delight, Pork and McBeans!

Very interesting.

My hometown I will see what I can find out

We live nearby (sort of). Do you have an address or location other than "Winchester".

Nancy Ridinger Bean and Maggie Bean ---- hmmmm - is anyone here related to Kaki and Dommie?

Wow

It would be cool 😎 to read a scanned copy of that 1973 Register.

Pat Christiansen

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

NowThis Sports
This minor league team just became the first in baseball history to play in kilts
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Trace Smith and Luke Vickers

Looks like the College of Wooster team in that MacLeod tartan....

That’ll make sliding in to home more of a challenge.

Dirt in the skirt

Hey I live here!

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

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...
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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

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

I have been a member of my dads 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!

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

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

 

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We know so little about my hubby’s heritage and are just learning We wouldn’t have even made that connection yet! Thanks for the heads up!

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

The Clan is planning to have a coin produced for the reunion this year. What would everyone think of it. $15? ... See MoreSee Less

The Clan is planning to have a coin produced for the reunion this year.  What would everyone think of it.  $15?Image attachment

 

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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.

Nice!!!

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.

We would love to get the coin.

I'd buy one. But I won't be at the reunion.

I’d buy some.

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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

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

I have been talking to a representative from https://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 Ts $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 Ts come in red or black as two of the options.Image attachment

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

For you Hardy County W.Va line folk out there. From a 1979 Register. ... See MoreSee Less

For you Hardy County W.Va line folk out there.  From a 1979 Register.

 

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I come from Hardy County Beans

That would be me!!

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