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1 week 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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Randy Block

1 week 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 weeks 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!

3 weeks 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!

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 like the second one better than the first one.

Is there a link for the clan reunion?

I would love one. But I am in the UK.

Where is the reunion held this time?

Will you be able to order them if you can not make the reunion?

Let me clarify....can’t make the Reunion....but $15 sounds great 👍 for the challenge coin!

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 also can't get to the reunion, but would be interested in a couple of coins.

Count us in for a couple and we plan to be at the reunion

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!😜

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!

I would buy some, but I won't be able to attend the reunion.

Looks great I’m sad I can’t attend. I would love to get one.

Oh I would get a few....one for me and two for my boys

I’m in for at least 5 at that price, kids and grand kids.

Is there a link to buy the coins? I need 7

Beautiful. I would love at least one.

I like it and I will be at the Gathering and will buy several.

We would love to get the coin.

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

I would love to purchase at least 2

They look great to me.

I'll be there and buyin'

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1 month 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

1 month ago

Edward Price MacBean b. 1685 marr. Jenny Smith. Looking for any evidence showing his dau. is Mary Elizabeth Bean b. 1725 who married William Asher b. 1720. I have DNA confirmation showing Mary Elizabeth Bean and William Asher are my 6th great grandparents. Just need a little help proving a connection of Mary to Edward Price MacBean. Thank everyone so much ... See MoreSee Less

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I saw your post and wanted to comment. Mary Elizabeth Bean is the daughter of Captain William Bean. She is also my 6x GGM. Hope this was helpful.

Thanks for commenting. So you are in the same spot. We don't have evidence making this connection to Edward Price MacBean and Jenny Smith yet.

Sorry Merrill I misread your post. So Tell me more why Capt. William Bean is her father. Thanks

2 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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That would be me!!

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

A tragic story from a 1979 Register. ... See MoreSee Less

A tragic story from a 1979 Register.Image attachment

 

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Email these to heritage.com along with geneology, please.Go to my sure,Descendants of Donald Bane

Amazing story..thanks for posting it!

That looks like it was taken right out of Bernie's type written original manuscript.

Impressive. Semper Fidelis.

A true hero.

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Come join us in the festivities this weekend at the Rocky Mountain Scottish highland games in Edgewater CO. 85 clans are scheduled to be in attendance. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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It's in the genes!

India McBean LOL gr8 meme

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

We are up over 2100 likes for the page, but the Clan membership is just over 500 and a lot of them aren't on Facebook. BE A MEMBER! Get a newsletter! Use our Clan Genealogy Department! Have a say in what the organization is doing and take part in our activities! We need Regional Commissioners and members to represent the Clan at events around the nation and the world! Our reunion at Stone Mountain is October 19-21. More info on the Clan MacBean webpage at clanmacbean.org ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Wish I could go. Have fun!

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

An update on the Clan Reunion at Stone Mountain from the Board meeting/telecon last night. It is possible to still register and there are rooms still available at the Reunion Hotel, but our block of rooms with the Clan discount is full. Those signing up from now on will have to pay full price for the hotel. Also, for those attending, entry fees to the games itself were not included in the package because not everyone is going to each day of the games, if at all. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Also, House of Tartan will have a representative there with Clan and sept tartan items.

2 months ago

Why do you have unofficial and official facebook pages? ... See MoreSee Less

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The unofficial page is for anyone that wants to make posts on the Clan or anything Scottish. I am also the administrator for the official page and we try to keep it more oriented toward Clan business and concerns. There are a few different Clan MacBean pages for certain families and different areas of the country. To tell you the truth I got a little tired of posting official stuff on all the different pages. I'd rather have people go to the official page if they have questions on events, projects, etc.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Time to sign up for the Clan Reunion at the Stone Mountain Games in October!https://clanmacbean.org/Shop/ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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India McBean what are your plans for this weekend? Keen to pop over?

Megan Payne

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Got this from Phil Beddows off the unofficial page. It was quite a treat for those who went over for the 2014 Reunion in Scotland.
www.facebook.com/349257611829698/photos/a.495371080551683.1073741825.349257611829698/181831992492...Less than 2 weeks to go the 41st Annual Highland Field Sports Fair at Moy! What are you most looking forward to seeing this year?
#highlandfieldsportsfair #2weekcountdown #countrypursuits #familydayout #haveago #trysomethingnew #inverness #moy
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Got this from Phil Beddows off the unofficial page.  It was quite a treat for those who went over for the 2014 Reunion in Scotland.
https://www.facebook.com/349257611829698/photos/a.495371080551683.1073741825.349257611829698/1818319924923452/?type=3&theater

 

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I will be there and for the Clan Chattan Association dinner too

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

This is one of the design ideas I've been working on with 4 different companies. In addition to the heartshot Clan Badge, I'm trying to get the name "Clan MacBean" on the front, just to let people know who we are if they don't recognize the tartan. ... See MoreSee Less

This is one of the design ideas Ive been working on with 4 different companies.  In addition to the heartshot Clan Badge, Im trying to get the name Clan MacBean on the front, just to let people know who we are if they dont recognize the tartan.

 

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One company has black sleeves.

I’d pay extra for a pocket and you can print it Clan badge on it too 😉

I'm not sure I could stand wearing a whole big ole shirt of the clan tartan. Whew! Man, they'd sure see ya comin'.

This would be cool with darker fabric inserts on the sides and going up under the arms and sleeves. I wear golf shirts to work as uniforms that have that two seamed fabric! Love the shirt though!

Our family would definitely be interested 🙂

I vote for pocket. Always put my cellphone there.

Are these available for purchase yet?

I'm interested in this shirt.....what is the material?

Love to see GP in that ! Lol

Tall gay?

interested!

I like it I'd buy it

Very interested

Gay

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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

If you are wondering why Clan MacBean isn't at as many games as you'd like, it's because of we've lost a lot of regional commissioners to the point that half of our regions do not have representation. A regional commissioner, more or less keeps tabs on Scottish events in their area and, where possible, gets the Clan involved. It can be a lonely existance depending on the members in that area. It is always nice to have members come by, especially for setup and takedown of tents at the beginning and end of festivals. Usually there is a parade of clans where you can march and represent the clan. A good quality tent, a table or two, some chairs and a hospitable nature will go a long way. During the Cheyenne and Colorado Springs Festivals, I had a few MacBeans and an occasional McElvain come by. Not everyone is on Facebook, so if we are going to survive and prosper as a Clan, we need to reach out every chance we get. If you are interested in possibly looking into being a regional commissioner, please contact the main office on the website and let us know about it. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I would like more info. I would consider it. 🙂

Going to the Highland games in Boone, NC this weekend. Will there be any MacBean representation there?

Is there a list of regional commissioners somewhere that I'm missing? Google is coming up empty..

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Thomas Bean I am ready to do a DNA test. Which of the Family tree DNA tests do you recommend I start with? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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If you can the Family Tree Y-DNA 67-marker test is probably the best to start. Most of the testers on the Bean Project Page has take the 67-marker test. Less than 67-markers reduces accuracy and more than 67- markers will only help if you match others that have taken the 111-marker test. I took the 67-marker test and later additional SNP tests to further fine tune the results. You should email the clan DNA genealogist and he can walk you through the process.

I did 23 & Me also, don't know about any of the other ones.

Thomas Bean will be getting a note off to me tonight about what test to get if your Beans are on the maternal side.

You might want to use the GedMatch site if you've done any DNA testing. www.gedmatch.com/login1.php

Family tree and my heritage allow you to upload raw data from the others. I did it through ancestry but put my raw data into family tree. I think ancestry still has the largest data base so if you are looking for relatives and matches that is probably still best. May not matter as much if you are just looking for heritage info. it's been a year since I researched so not sure anymore.

Ancestry 1st and then UK based Living DNA

There are a lot of dna tests out there and programs for genealogy. Family Tree and Roots Magic are the ones we need to rally behind to get Clan results.

I used 23 and me and it was VERY accurate.

I used ancestry.

23and Me is the best one we’ve used.

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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Any males out there planning to attend the reunion that wouldn't mind splitting the cost of a room at the reunion hotel???? ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let you know. I have changed the Clan Badge on the Facebook official Clan MacBean page to that designed by our Clan Chief and available from him on his homepage at McBainofMcBain.com. Cap badge available on the shop page at mcbainofmcbain.com/#capbadges. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

The Chief's Clan Badge design available on his website at mcbainofmacbain.
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The Chiefs Clan Badge design available on his website at mcbainofmacbain.
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Is the address (with the comma changed to a period) working for anyone else? It won’t open on my computer

I have one of these. Hope to get some more at the Scotfest in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in September.

Kinchyle!

Nice! I love it that my ancestor came from Wild Cats’

Gorgeous

love that cat!

Very nice.

Soy Mac Bean!!

David

Melanie Windmann

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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

House of Tartan has done another run of 30 Clan MacBean lap blankets! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Melanie Windmann

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just to provide you an update from House of Tartan...

There is plenty of Clan MacBean Modern material in stock and for those of you who didn't get in on the lap blanket order, they have done another run of 30. Plenty of time for Christmas gifts and maybe a cool night at the reunion.

There is also some McElvain Ancient material left and enough heavier weight to do a couple kilts.
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May I see pictures of each to compare??

I LOVE mine.

Kris Dan Verum McIlvain

Melanie Windmann

3 months ago

Anyone into Irish traditional music? Looking for the name of a song I heard there about a young woman who takes a ship from Derry to New York. Just like my grandmother did. Can’t remember the words enough to do a search on a lyrics site. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Does anyone have info on the reported DNA evidence linking Col. John Bean of Canterbury with John Bean of Exeter ? ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

I am currently in communication with Scotcrest about the possibility of having them do their coffee mugs and glasses as pictured in Clan MacBean. I was pretty disappointed in the Scot Clan's version of the same. Shown are the Scotcrest coffee mugs and glasses I have been interested in for some time. Unfortunately they haven't done them in Clan MacBean. While they do have plaques with Clan MacBean, they don't do a lot of other products in it. This could open the door. Besides a setup fee, they will requre orders for at least 100. I think it will be a no brainer..... ... See MoreSee Less

I am currently in communication with Scotcrest about the possibility of having them do their coffee mugs and glasses as pictured in Clan MacBean.  I was pretty disappointed in the Scot Clans version of the same.  Shown are the Scotcrest coffee mugs and glasses I have been interested in for some time.  Unfortunately they havent done them in Clan MacBean.  While they do have plaques with Clan MacBean, they dont do a lot of other products in it.  This could open the door.  Besides a setup fee, they will requre orders for at least 100.  I think it will be a no brainer.....Image attachment

 

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The prices are on the ScotCrest internet page.

I would be willing to buy one. I have one my dad bought a very long time ago, and someone took it. I would love to have another.

Any idea of the cost? And estimated shipping to the US? These would make great Christmas gifts 🙂

I will need a set of six Scotch glasses if we can do this

I would be interested also.

Depends on cost but I would love to have something like this.

Glasses, yes. But that's just not my cuppa... 😉

I would definitely purchase some

With the price as listed I'd be in for a mug and a glass. Wish it was more but... 🙂

Like the whiskey glasses!

I would absolutely by four of each.

4 glasses for me minimum

I would order!!!

I’m Interested

Interested!

At least 1 here

Oh my goodness! Yes pleeease! 😍

Any news on this?

Love the glasses! I would order!

I would order 4.

Would purchase.

I'd order 5

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4 months ago

Hi - I recently heard from a distant cousin that there has been DNA evidence of Col. John Bean of Canterbury linked with John Bean of Exeter that he saw posted on this page.

This is exciting news for some of us descendants interested in our genealogy.

I've gone through posts more than a year back and couldn't find it.

Could you repost it for those of us that missed it the first time ?

Thanks
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4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Over 1550 people have already seen the post on Alan Bean's death. Considering not all of the 500 or so members of Clan MacBean are on Facebook.... Can you imagine what more we could do as a Clan if all of the people that were members of this page were also members of the Clan organization? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Go to the Clan webpage under shop and it gives all the payment options.

As the widow of someone with a claim to Clan MacBean...could I become a member of the Clan?

I joined for a year or two. But as I live in Australia I cannot attend any USA events/gatherings. By being a member of this page I read about the blankets. I bought, told my brother and he bought 5 too.

We deal with this issue in Mackintosh too.

I am a member of the clan organization

How do we join?

Life time member here

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4 months ago

are there any Macbean's in Scotland? If I visited I would like to connect with distant relatives ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Got this off the Clan MacKintosh page. The mother of the person that posted it is thinking of making these bears in Clan Chattan tartan as a small business. I suggested making cats instead of bears and in Clan MacBean also, and we'd probably have some MacBeans that would want one. ... See MoreSee Less

Got this off the Clan MacKintosh page. The mother of the person that posted it is thinking of making these bears in Clan Chattan tartan as a small business.  I suggested making cats instead of bears and in Clan MacBean also, and wed probably have some MacBeans that would want one.

 

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What the hay....LOL

The cat idea in Chatten tartan would be something I would consider buying, but MacBean would be preferred.

Awesome idea for the cat and MacBean colors

A cat and bear in MacBean tartan for me!

Yes, I'm wild about Wild Cats.

Depending on the price, I'd take a Hay too.

Yes in a cat for MacBeans.

Oh gracious... this is adorable

YES!!!

Most definitely

I’m in on the cat

I would!

Melanie Windmann !

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5 months ago

Clan MacBean

Justine Bradford
May 4 at 10:04pm · tagAdd Topics
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Hey, all! As most of you know, I am updating and fact-checking our Clan Genealogy and History Book, Volume II for publication next January. Two major lines in this volume are the SC and TN Beans. If you are of the William Bean of Bean's Station, 1st Family of TN lineage and are a member of the Clan, now is the time to jet me your updates and corrections. We are relying on DNA for accuracy and your test results are key. If you are out of William Bean/Naomi Bates of SC, know that DNA has fine-tuned this family and your updating and input is crucial. Email me with any
questions at genealogist@clanmacbean.org. :))
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I am from William's line. I have taken a DNA test through my heratige and I uploaded it to geni.

He is and has done an excellent job for me. Began a little slow but we are very good now.

I gave up my clan Macbean heritage

I am a descendant of the William Bean / Naomi Bates of SC line. I do have information showing this. Should I email this information?

How do we contribute to this?

Is there a dna line of Been/Bean on ancestry.com? I am on Ancestry and my DNA

Bean/Bates here. Also on Ancestry & FamilyTreeDNA

I am a Tennessee Bean, but haven't been able to get past a seeming gap in the family history – men all seemed to be named John or Henry.

I am also from the Tennessee Bean line. My 3rd great grandfather was William's grandson Col. Ellis P. Bean of Texas.

I think I owe you some more info! Life has been wild...but I will get to it!

A Thomas Bean in the Clan is supposed to be in charge of an effort using Ftdna.

Sorry I can't help...from the NH, MA, TX Beans.

I am from The William MacBean .. Tennessee

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5 months ago

Clan MacBean

A little product review - ScotClans - There is a company, Scotcrest, that has been making Clan mugs and glasses with a tartan ring around the top for quite a while, but not in Clan MacBean. I thought I'd check out the following products from ScotClans. Ordered them and had them within a week from the UK, so it's not like you have to wait a long time to get them. The Clan MacBean tartan does not have much of the blue, so kind of disappointing. The designs have the badges centered on the sides, but not the name underneath and the designs on the glasses are rather transparent. Not bad, but not as good as those Scotcrest china mugs and glasses with the tartan rims if they had a Clan MacBean. Am tempted to see if I could front an order like we did for the lap blankets...... ... See MoreSee Less

A little product review - ScotClans - There is a company, Scotcrest,  that has been making Clan mugs and glasses with a tartan ring around the top for quite a while, but not in Clan MacBean.  I thought Id check out the following products from ScotClans.  Ordered them and had them within a week from the UK, so its not like you have to wait a long time to get them.  The Clan MacBean tartan does not have much of the blue, so kind of disappointing.  The designs have the badges centered on the sides, but not the name underneath and the designs on the glasses are rather transparent.  Not bad, but not as good as those Scotcrest china mugs and glasses with the tartan rims if they had a Clan MacBean.  Am tempted to see if I could front an order like we did for the lap blankets......

 

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Still waiting on a couple cobalt blue Clan MacBean mugs from Celtic Croft....

I have writtten Scotcrest about possibly fronting an order to get their glasses and coffee mugs produced in Clan MacBean.

My old Clan MacBean tie (modern tartan) is moth eaten. At the games in Woodland, I ordered a Clan MacBean tie from Blandford Imports in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. When it arrives, I will post a pic.

Yes, more thin green lines much less blue have to agree. Like the mugs. What about a shot glasses? Would definitely buy those with the crest on. Add to our growing collection ye ken.

May be should entice Fenton glass to come up with items inspired by Scottish clans.Made in America, Scottish inspired.

Love those glasses! I would be interested in purchasing some.

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5 months ago

Clan MacBean

BBC Radio Scotland
If only all smartphones could understand Scottish!
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Linda Barineau Smith do we need a translator for our trip.

5 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let you know. If there isn't a Clan MacBean tent at a games, you could always check for a Clan MacKintosh or Clan Chattan tent and help them out. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Clan Chattan was representing The Clan in Woodland, California this weekend. Thanks Bill McWood for being there!!

5 months ago

Clan MacBean

The Lyon College Scots Pipe Band. A beautiful Campus on a high hill in Batesville, AR. Scots culture is an integral part of their curriculum. Highland Dancing and Scottish Country Dancing instruction are available also. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Would have enjoyed seeing the dancers. Hope we get to see and hear lots of this when we go to Scotland and Ireland next year!

5 months ago

Clan MacBean

The temp was only in the 40s, so a lot of people packed up early on Sunday. I went to the chapel to listen to a Scottish singing, Highland dancing, story telling, and Highland Band concert. When I came out, our tent was the last Clan standing of 18 there. That's two in a row counting Jackson, MS. ... See MoreSee Less

The temp was only in the 40s, so a lot of people packed up early on Sunday.  I went to the chapel to listen to a Scottish singing, Highland dancing, story telling, and Highland Band concert.  When I came out, our tent was the last Clan standing of 18 there.  Thats two in a row counting Jackson, MS.

 

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Is that one of our Clan characteristics-hanging in there until the very end of...whatever it is?

5 months ago

Clan MacBean

39th Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College, Batesville, AR. Could only put up the tent frame Friday because of the Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings, but it was nice Saturday in spite of some rain. A visitor was nice enough to take a picture of me in spite of the possibility of breaking her camera. ... See MoreSee Less

39th Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College, Batesville, AR.  Could only put up the tent frame Friday because of the Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings, but it was nice Saturday in spite of some rain.  A visitor was nice enough to take a picture of me in spite of the possibility of breaking her camera.

5 months ago

Clan MacBean

39th Arkansas Games at Lyon College, Batesville, AR. President's Reception at Special Events Building. ... See MoreSee Less

Support the Clan MacBain Memorial Park

You may not know but there is a Clan MacBain memorial park in Scotland on the slopes of Loch Ness. Up to this point the Chief has maintained these grounds but we want to enable all who wish to support this cause. Go to this page to see some pictures of the park and learn about what you can do to help out!

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