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3 days ago

Clan MacBean

This is St Pauls Chapel in the Trinity Parish at the southern end of Broadway, NYC, completed in 1766. I visited this in 2012 to see the chapel, once the tallest building in NY, and to view the Bell of Hope. The Bell of Hope was a gift from London’s St. Mary-le-Bow, which is the sister church to St. Paul’s Chapel and is seen as most in America will surely know, a very short distance from Ground Zero of 9/11. But I have never seen it mentioned that the architect was Thomas McBean. So who was Thomas McBean and is it not time he was honoured by the clan, particularly in view of modern history? ... See MoreSee Less

This is St Pauls Chapel in the Trinity Parish at the southern end of Broadway, NYC, completed in 1766. I visited this in 2012 to see the chapel,  once the tallest building in NY,  and to view the Bell of Hope. The Bell of Hope was a gift from London’s St. Mary-le-Bow, which is the sister church to St. Paul’s Chapel  and is seen as most in America will surely know,  a very short distance from Ground Zero of 9/11.  But I have never seen it mentioned that the architect was Thomas McBean. So who was Thomas McBean and is it not time he was honoured by the clan, particularly in view of modern history?Image attachment

 

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I have the same questions. We visited in July 2015 and I’d noticed the plaque.

I’ve visited this church and have some great pics. So awesome it has ties to the family.

Tom Martin

Thanks for sharing this cousins!

1 week ago

Clan MacBean

CLAN CHATTAN!There are a lot of heavy politics we are dealing with, during the government shutdown. Here’s a piece of history about my own Scottish ancestors (mother’s side).
*Edit: the meme should read “Scots,” not “Scotts,” of course.
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CLAN CHATTAN!

 

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Touch not a catt bot a targe.

Since MacBean really means "son of the lively one", a cat is appropriate.... and this is funny!

Scots, not Scotts. But adorable nonetheless

Jessi Spicer

Sheri Rhodes

wait, as back up? I'm confused

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2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

PhD opportunity.

The University of Exeter, in partnership with Vincent Wildlife Trust and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to undertake interdisciplinary work towards understanding the ecological and social feasibility of wildcat restoration to England and Wales.

For more info and to apply: www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=3430
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I am not touching that without a shield... 😉

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

New Years and a few Haggis Nachos. Was going to post the website for Caledonian Kitchens, but there was nothting on the webpage and the last post on their facebook page was April 2017. Does anyone know if they are still in business? There seem to be a lot of places that offer their products. Except for our relationship with House of Tartan, we don't endorse products, but I do like to let people know where they can find Scottish items. Their Haggis isn't at all bad. ... See MoreSee Less

New Years and a few Haggis Nachos.  Was going to post the website for Caledonian Kitchens, but there was nothting on the webpage and the last post on their facebook page was April 2017.  Does anyone know if they are still in business?  There seem to be a lot of places that offer their products.  Except for our relationship with House of Tartan, we dont endorse products, but I do like to let people know where they can find Scottish items.  Their Haggis isnt at all bad.Image attachment

 

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My son and I had haggis and Guiness at the Estes Park Scottish and Irish Festival and it was very good.

For fantastic haggis (and other Scottish food) check out shop.ackroydsbakery.com/

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Thursday 18th August 2016, a beautiful autumnal evening saw me visit Edinburgh Castle to catch the fireworks at the end of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo perf... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Ready for New Years! Wherever it is....... And yes, they are MacBean glasses.... ... See MoreSee Less

Ready for New Years! Wherever it is....... And yes, they are MacBean glasses....

2 weeks ago

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Happy New Year from Iowa!

Happy New Year from Colorado but spending the New Year in Florida.

Thank you and to all in Inverness- home of me ancestors

Happy New Year to all the MACBean Clan and all of The people around the world ! ❤️🙏🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷

Bliadhna Mhath Ùr

Happy New Year from California!!♥️

Happy new year from Arkansas!

Happy New Year from Washington state, USA 🎉🎈🎊

Happy new year from Arkansas!

Happy new year From Minnesota

Happy New Year from Kentucky, USA

Happy New Year From Texas.🎉🎉

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3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

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Hope everyone survived.....

 

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Happy Boxing Day

Love Scotland
Never visit Scotland in winter! 😂

By : Culture Trip
#loveScotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
#1sttheworld 🌍🌍🌍
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It is chilly in summer too, but I would visit anytime I had the chance.

3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

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Merry Christmas! Clan MacBean by marriage.

Merry Christmas to our McBean "family" 😉

Merry Christmas to all

Merry xmas from Australia to all clan McBain's around the world.

Merry Christmas cousins!

My son made me this for Christmas

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4 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Wishing you all a Peaceful & Happy Christmas. - here is the card sent 100 years ago from the Front, celebrating the 1st Xmas after the Armistice, by Capt. Alexander H. McBean, Cameron Highlanders (in whose ranks quite a few McBeans, Mackintoshes & others of Clan Chattan had served). What a blessed peaceful Xmas it must have been for these soldiers. ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing you all a Peaceful & Happy Christmas. - here is the card sent 100 years ago from the Front, celebrating the 1st Xmas after the Armistice, by Capt. Alexander H. McBean, Cameron Highlanders (in whose ranks quite a few McBeans, Mackintoshes & others of Clan Chattan had served). What a blessed peaceful Xmas it must have been for these soldiers.

 

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Merry Christmas to you and your family

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all on Clan McBean on this site.

Omg!!! Thanks Ray Ray!!! You’ve got to share this stuff with me PLEASE!!

AND YOU!!

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1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Does anyone have nice pictures of the Clan Memorial Park and Memorial? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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The view from up the hill

I may have some! I will check tonight and message them to you

I have some more ‘proper’ photos on my pc so will need to dig them out

Thank you for posting your pics. My wife and I were going to renew our wedding vows (20 years) at the park last October. But unfortunately we had to cancel our holiday due to my wife falling ill.

I only have the ones The Chief gave me years ago before the cats were stolen.

Gillis mcbain is my great great grand father on my dad's dad side. Ruth mcbain was my great grandmother

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1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Good news about the birth of a new Scottish Wildcat. Our wildcats are among the world’s most endangered species in the wild. This makes our clan’s emblem even more special.

Chester Zoo
😻 SCOTTISH WILDCAT KITTEN BORN 😻

They are Britain's RAREST mammal and only 100 remain in the wild. That's why this little kitten is so incredibly special...
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Sara Bean 💜

A wonderful beautiful creation. And God said "Let them continue'

Melody Harrison Deocampo Carole Cabeen Davies❤️

Yaaaaay

India McBean

Cyndi Bean Townes

Randy Block NICO

Cailee McWain

Megan Payne

Lexi Schenck the emblem of my people. Yes it's wild

Tom Bean

❤️

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1 month ago

Clan MacBean

Look at this very fierce Scottish wildcat - that’s why the clan’s motto is “Touch not a catt bot a targe”! We & our fellow Clan Chattan clans are the wildcats other clans were warned not to mess with without (‘bot’) a targe or a glove to protect them 🙂Check out this piece of history, shared with us by Julie Dawson, formerly of Argyll and Bute Council & now living in England. She tells the story when her parents trapped & released a wildcat sometime in the 1970s or 80s. What a fierce beast! www.scottishwildcataction.org/latest-news/2018/december/the-day-my-parents-caught-a-real-scottish... ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Sara Bean This is more like it hahaha

Bily Bean

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrS9QKWqd9s(For licensing or usage, contact licensing@viralhog.com) www.unipiper.com www.facebook.com/theunipiper Official Unipiper Store - get t-shirts a... ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Clan MacBean

A history mission for any MacBean who might be able to help - if you are from Glengarry County in Ontario, Canada (even better if near Lancaster there), or likely to be in the vicinity anytime soon, or know anyone there who’d be happy to help, a reply would be much appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

BBC Scotland
This giant map of Scotland was built in the 1970s in the grounds of a hotel.
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EPIC!!

Interesting, Claudia Stiles Delezenski

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

A whistle-stop tour around some historic old MacBean homes and families in Inverness-shire: Kinchyle, Tomatin, Faillie, Drummond, and Daars - the week before Christmas, 1991, compared with pictures of the first 3 homes in c.1898. Short descriptions are given under each photograph. Clansmen & women can stay at Kinchyle (a B&B) & Tomatin (self-catering holidays) - see links below. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Allan! Take pictures if you can!

Thank you very much for the historic photos and commentaries. My McBeans were from Strathdearn.

Now all we have to do is bring them back into Bean hands!

Fabulous photos. I have always wanted to visit Kinchyle. I'm so glad it's possible.

I dream of visiting. 🙂

Margaret Baker McBain

Michael Flaherty

Jason

Linda Barineau Smith lets put these on our list!

David MacBean David MacBean Margaret MacBean some holiday ideas!

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

This is rather nice. It arrived on my desktop from Angus Robertson, the previous leader of the SNP at Westminster, as a St Andrew's Day greeting. I have been to almost all 21 locations and most of them many times, but the weather has seldom been so uniformly kind. I must contact this John Duncan, as I have a long line of Shetland Duncans in my family tree - boatbuilders throughout the middle ages originally from Garmouth at Spey Bay. Moray - but settled in the 1600s at Sandvik on the main island Shetland and are still there now owning and running a marina. - David - Admin.

vimeo.com/285779587?fbclid=IwAR2hY7Opeh93niDep8bZcqYnUN1CeCKqbCkzZ9c4pV7lDBo7MraBga-9yLkfacebook.com/johnduncanfilmmaker/ instagram.com/johnduncanfilmmaker/ john-duncan.co.uk Having spent the past seven months travelling all over Scotland to…
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Thank you, David. That was wonderful to watch.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let everyone know. The Clan is entering into a partnership with House of Tartan where they will keep a supply of material on hand and give us deals on Clan projects and sales. We would also get a commission to the Clan of a percentage of sales through a link that is in the process of being put on the Clan website. We will let you know when at link is available. www.houseoftartan.co.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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That’s a win-win for you both.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just some thoughts for those traveling in Scotland. There are two organizations that between the two of them own most of the tourist sites in Scotland. If you are going to spend any significant time there, it will probably be worth your while to join the National Trust for Scotland and/or Historic Scotland. You get a great magazine, free admission, and site discounts with each. There one I found on one of my trips called the Great Houses of Scotland with a handfull of houses on it. Couldn't find in on the internet so it may be part of my third comment. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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That’s a great point, we did that this summer and saved a ton of money. We purchased a membership to NTS but for Historic Scotland we purchased a 10 day explorer pass. Between the two, I think we saved about £150. Of course, we made it our goal to visit as many NTS and Historic Scotland sites as possible, which is not hard since most are overseen by one of the two. Also, we found out that the best way to navigate is using the Waze App, which will give you directions to anywhere in Scotland including the MacBain memorial!

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

St Andra's Day.
Slainte Mhath.
The Glenlivet in celebration of at last finding my Grannie Morrison's kin who farmed in Glenlivet for many generations. And for those who know their history- that makes them dyed in the wool Catholic Robertsons, something no-one at all in our modern day family knew.
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St Andras Day.
Slainte Mhath.
The Glenlivet in celebration of at last finding my Grannie Morrisons kin who farmed in Glenlivet for many generations. And for those who know their history- that makes them dyed in the wool Catholic Robertsons, something no-one at all in our modern day family knew.

 

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Looks like a good crop........

So very nice to see and read about my heritage and unknown family connections. Thanks so much for all that you do!

St Andra's Day. Slainte Mhath.

Let's celebrated !

Awesome

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Wishing you all across the world a very Happy St. Andrew’s Day! Here are some pipes & drums for you to enjoy, from Inverness, capital of the Highlands, up in the Clan MacBean’s home territory. youtu.be/3fFtwZgvt30Massed Pipe Bands parade through Inverness town centre and along the river Ness to the Northern Meeting Park for an evening of highland dancing and pipe band... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Another insight into the valuable records available at the Highland archives in Inverness.D1526/1 Balmacaan Estate Sale Catalogue

Balmacaan was once a large estate comprising a sizeable expanse of Glen Urquhart and the surrounding area. The Grants of Seafield, who belonged to Moray and Banffshire, had owned the estate since it was granted to them by King James IV of Scotland in 1509 and they occupied Balmacaan House as a summer residence.

In the latter part of the 19th century the estate was rented out to Bradley Martin a wealthy American socialite who was apparently popular with the locals and visitors alike. It is said there was nearly 100% employment in the area during his time there. After his death in 1913 the fortunes of the estate seemed to decline.

Deposited collection D1526 includes the Balmacaan Sale Catalogue from 1945. The idea was that the estate would be divided up and sold in lots. Houses, farms, fishing, forests, crofts, and sporting moors were all available to buy. This mode of sale meant residents could buy their croft at a reasonable price. Annotated OS maps accompany the sale catalogue so that the prospective buyer could determine where each lot was located. Combined these make incredibly detailed resources for researching the properties situated on the Balmacaan Estate in 1945.
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Another insight into the valuable records available at the Highland archives in Inverness.

 

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Question. I have read about an officer wishing to have Gillies spared at Culloden. Thought I read it was Lt later General Wolfe who died at Quebec a while back. Was looking at different posts this morning. Some say "a highlander", one said a Fraser, one said a MacLeod.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

2 days to go - St Andrew’s Day, 30th November. What will you be doing to celebrate? Do share your plans, pictures & videos here. Back in 2016 Scotland’s biggest Saint Andrew's Day Ceilidh was at St Andrews - what fun it must have been: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArTwHV0rH78Tour Scotland video of the biggest Saint Andrew's Day Ceilidh in St Andrews, Fife. The word ceilidh comes from the Gaelic for gathering or party. These days ... ... See MoreSee Less

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Drinking Scotch and watching Outlander and other Scottish Films.

I will have a scotch...

I wore our tartan go in honor.

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Gaskan on the north shore of Loch Shiel. The second cottage rented by the wilderness living author Mike Tomkies. The first was on Eilean Shona at the seaward end of Loch Shiel. There are no roads that come remotely close, access by boat only. Why do I post this? - Well if you are interested in Scottish Wildcats, Tomkies is the author who had lived closest to them for longest and observed them well. You can find an obit here. www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/obituary-mike-tomkies-nature-writer-who-immersed-himself-in-the-... He wrote about 20 books and the first two were, curiously, the biographies of John Wayne and Robert Mitchum both of whom he knew well. He escorted a great number of Hollywoods most lovely ladies, but came back to Scotland to live at Gaskan, he called it Wildernesse, and write of eagles, otters, wildcats, stags and his beloved and all too short lived German Shepherd, Moobli, the companion that made him most famous. Most of his wilderness books have been republished by the very sympathetic firm Whittles, and are easy for find. These can teach you about wild land and wild cats like no others. And a list of his publications. www.paperbackswap.com/Mike-Tomkies/author/
David Geddes- Admin.
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Gaskan on the north shore of Loch Shiel. The second cottage rented by the wilderness living author Mike Tomkies. The first was on Eilean Shona at the seaward end of Loch Shiel. There are no roads that come remotely close, access by boat only.  Why do I post this? - Well if you are interested in  Scottish Wildcats,  Tomkies is the author who had lived closest to them for longest and observed them well. You can find an obit here. https://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/obituary-mike-tomkies-nature-writer-who-immersed-himself-in-the-wildest-of-terrain-1-4263772    He wrote about 20 books and the first two were, curiously, the biographies of John Wayne and Robert Mitchum both of whom he knew well. He escorted a great number of Hollywoods most lovely ladies, but came back to Scotland to live at Gaskan, he called it Wildernesse, and write of eagles, otters, wildcats, stags and his beloved and all too short lived German Shepherd, Moobli, the companion that made him most famous. Most of his wilderness books have been republished by the very sympathetic firm Whittles, and are easy for find. These can teach you about wild land and wild cats like no others. And a list of his publications.  http://www.paperbackswap.com/Mike-Tomkies/author/
David Geddes- Admin.

 

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You can normally find him curled up in a cardboard box.....

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

May it never pass unsaid.
'The Scots are a very civil people'.
-David Geddes - Admin
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May it never pass unsaid.
The Scots are a very civil people.
-David Geddes - Admin

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

From The National 27 Nov 2018 - A very concise and studious description of the period of Pictish Kings in Scotland in the period before the Mormaer Earls were established. MacBeth in Moray was a middle period Mormaer. Subsequently the lands in the district of Moray were merged and ruled for the King, by the Stewart Earls of Moray, and to a lesser extent the Campbells of Calder (Cawdor) Dukes of Huntly. The MacBeans emerged as an identifiable and recorded grouping in the period that saw the end of the Mormaers and the start of Stewart (Stuart) power around Inverness/ Nairn/ Elgin/ Huntly. - David Geddes - Admin ... See MoreSee Less

From The National 27 Nov 2018 - A very concise and studious description of the period of Pictish Kings in Scotland in the period before the Mormaer Earls were established. MacBeth in Moray was a middle period Mormaer.  Subsequently the lands in the district of  Moray were merged and ruled for the King, by the Stewart Earls of Moray, and to a lesser extent the Campbells of Calder (Cawdor) Dukes of Huntly. The MacBeans emerged as an identifiable and recorded grouping in the period that saw the end of the Mormaers and the start of Stewart (Stuart) power around Inverness/ Nairn/ Elgin/ Huntly.  - David Geddes - Admin

 

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Wendi Jones

When It was “back in the day” in Scotland, it was WAY back....

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

A Science Enthusiast
What even is this

[The Unipiper]
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Jimmy Strowger

Daniel Kural

Pat Christiansen

He's located in Portland, Oregon USA and has been entertaining us here for years.

Zack Griffiths. Love us some Star Wars!

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just got my Clan MacBean tea/coffee mugs from Scotcrest! NICE! They came FAST! ... See MoreSee Less

Just got my Clan MacBean tea/coffee mugs from Scotcrest!  NICE!  They came FAST!

 

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Pretty nice!

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Happy Scottish Thanksgiving! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Scottish Thanksgiving!
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