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4 days ago

Clan MacBean

A fellow Scottish Country Dancer from my days in Colorado dropped by the tent at the Caledonia Festival and had this picture taken. Sorry I wasn't able to be there to help. Kudos to the Clan MacBean team that represented us! ... See MoreSee Less

A fellow Scottish Country Dancer from my days in Colorado dropped by the tent at the Caledonia Festival and had this picture taken.  Sorry I wasnt able to be there to help.  Kudos to the Clan MacBean team that represented us!

4 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Wonder how to wear your kilt? Here’s a simple lesson from The Royal Regiment of Scotland. We’ll have an inspection at our next gathering to make sure everyone’s followed CSgt Benson’s instructions 🙂 : youtu.be/bHdzYWkIPuEIn this "How To" CSgt Benson explains the history of the Kilt. Find us on: www.army.mod.uk/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/britisharmy Facebook: ht... ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

The MacBeans of Tomatin were a very distinguished branch of Clan MacBean. They held on to and continued to extend their estate in Strathdearn into the early 20thC, avoiding the fate of Kinchyle & Faillie after Culloden. Their success stemmed from profitable trans-Atlantic trade from a base in Glasgow, with connections in the Caribbean. There were some generations with many children so probably large numbers of descendants exist today.For our last post relating to the Parish of Moy and Dalarossie we take a look at one of our many Family and Estate records within our deposited collections. This comes from D104 The MacBean of Tomatin and Estate Family Records. Tomatin was granted to Bean MacBean in 1639 by the Charter of the Earl of Moray. The descendants of Bean MacBean, such as Ludovick MacBean, were business men with dealings that stretched from Glasgow to the West Indies and South America. This large item is D104/2/1/2 the Marriage Contract between John MacBean, eldest lawful son to Bean MacBean of Tomatin and Janet Macintosh, second lawful daughter to Angus Macintosh in Tillmassey 1688. ... See MoreSee Less

The MacBeans of Tomatin were a very distinguished branch of Clan MacBean. They held on to and continued to extend their estate in Strathdearn into the early 20thC, avoiding the fate of Kinchyle & Faillie after Culloden. Their success stemmed from profitable trans-Atlantic trade from a base in Glasgow, with connections in the Caribbean. There were some generations with many children so probably large numbers of descendants exist today.

 

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Interesting, I must contact my cousin to find out more about our tree and it's origins.

4 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Thank you Denise McIntosh for this post on the MacBeans of Tomatin.For our last post relating to the Parish of Moy and Dalarossie we take a look at one of our many Family and Estate records within our deposited collections. This comes from D104 The MacBean of Tomatin and Estate Family Records. Tomatin was granted to Bean MacBean in 1639 by the Charter of the Earl of Moray. The descendants of Bean MacBean, such as Ludovick MacBean, were business men with dealings that stretched from Glasgow to the West Indies and South America. This large item is D104/2/1/2 the Marriage Contract between John MacBean, eldest lawful son to Bean MacBean of Tomatin and Janet Macintosh, second lawful daughter to Angus Macintosh in Tillmassey 1688. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Denise McIntosh for this post on the MacBeans of Tomatin.

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Alan Thompson to ‎Clan MacBean
April 19
Found this picture today. While wearing my Thompson kilt, I ran into Clan MacBean at Stone Mountain games 2018. Had to get a picture with my "cousins" . . . Slainte, y'all!
(The Thompsons/MacThomas family is another of the Clans in the Clan Chattan Confederation. Fortunately, I didn't break his camera when he included me on the right. I was wearing my McElvain family tartan at our reunion.)
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Alan Thompson to ‎Clan MacBean
April 19
Found this picture today. While wearing my Thompson kilt, I ran into Clan MacBean at Stone Mountain games 2018. Had to get a picture with my cousins . . . Slainte, yall!
(The Thompsons/MacThomas family is another of the Clans in the Clan Chattan Confederation.  Fortunately, I didnt break his camera when he included me on the right.  I was wearing my McElvain family tartan at our reunion.)

 

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As a Thompson I was very fortunate to be a part of the McBean gathering at Stone Mountain with a NC Bean. Shelia Guagliano

Hail to the Chief!

Anyone know who the Chattan chief is? Need to renew my vows of allegiance.

Kin Folks.

Susan Bane

Hey cousins

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1 month 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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If you are going to be in Scotland during that time......

1 month 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!

thank you for shareing

Proud!

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

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

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

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 month 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.

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

I was very glad to be there.

How great to hear our home mentioned. As said we now do B&B. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🦕🛡⚔️🥓🍳🥞 www.facebook.com/KinchyleBedandBreakfast/

2 months 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 months 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.

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

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

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

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.

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?

2 months 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

2 months 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.

2 months 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

Where?

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

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

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2 months 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

2 months 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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2 months 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?

David Lee for Aly. 🙂

India McBean Happy St. Catty's Day!

Cailee McWain

Laurie Bean Sherman Bily Bean

Leah Sharp

Amen

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

Oh that’s just” too bad!

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

This is one of my favorite pictures.

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......

I never knew this I am glad to have learned.

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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. 😘😘

3 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?

3 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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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

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

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

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Wise words indeed.... 🤣🤣

3 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. 😂😂😂

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

Sarah Don Oconnell 😁

Anna Marie Madai

Ooh la la!

🤣🤣🤣

Love this.

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3 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!!!!

3 months ago

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Buster Bean ~ Trice Bean!!

Vicki Bean

3 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

3 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.

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

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.

Carl Bean.. your uncle

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