2018 Honored Clan
The Saint Andrews Society of Maine is proud to announce
as the Honored Clan for the
2018 Maine Highland Games and Scottish Festival
Clan MacBean started
When the Mackintosh granted him land, he rightly took his place as a clan chief. This is how Clan MacBean is considered part of Clan Chattan’s Federation of Clans. We carry the blood of both Clans and as the MackIntosh was also the Chief of Clan Chattan, our families have always been close. Eva came from Lochaber and after their marriage they lived for some time at Tor Castle in Glenloy. Due to the enmity of Angus Og of Islay they eventually withdrew to Rothiemurchus.
Our Lands were located on the south side of Loch Ness. There are several notible family groups, such as the MacBeans of Faillie, the MacBeans of Tomatin, the MacBeans of Pittanie, and the MacBeans of Kinchyle. It is the MacBeans of Kinchyle that the Chieftainship is passed through to our present Chief, James McBain of McBain – 22nd Chief of Clan MacBean.
The lands of Kinchyle were lost through taxation in the late 1700’s. At that time, the 15th Chief of Clan MacBean, Donald MacBean, was in the British Army and fighting in North America following the loss at the
In the mid-1900’s Hughston McBain was interested in his heritage and started doing research. It was discovered that the Chieftainship had been vacant for almost 200 years. After several years of follow-up research and applications to the Lord Lyon, he became the 21st Chief of Clan MacBean. He was able to buy a small piece of the old lands of Kinchyle and has established a
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Saturday, August 18, 2018
(81818 for you palindrome fans)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Topsham Fairgrounds in Topsham, Maine
Note: Friday, August 17th @ 6:00 pm is our annual Ceilidh, free and open to all.
Come celebrate your heritage with us!
George Newell, Clan Secretary
St. Andrews Society of Maine
Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival