Clan Cultural Center
Blessing of the Tartans at 11:00 am
Few countries in the world can boast a life span as rich or diverse as Scotland. The true story of the people, the battles, the nobility and its Kings and Queens, is more thrilling than any novel, and has more love stories than all the Hollywood movies. Scotland’s clans provide Scots everywhere with a point of reference for their identity, history and culture.
The term clan is now applied almost exclusively to the tribes into which the Scottish Highlanders were formerly, and still, to some extent, are divided. The term was also applied to those large and powerful septs into which the Irish people were at one time divided, as well as to the communities that inhabited the Scottish borders, each of which, like the Highland clans, had a common surname. Indeed, in an Act of the Scottish Parliament for 1587, the Highlanders and Borderers are classed together as being alike “dependents on chieftains or captains of clans.”
The border clans, however, were, at a comparatively early period, broken up and weaned from their predatory and warlike habits, whereas the system of clanship in the Highlands continued to flourish in almost full vigor down to the middle of the 18th century.
As there is so much of romance surrounding the system, especially in its later manifestations, and as it was the cause of much annoyance to England, it has become a subject of interest to antiquarians and students of mankind generally; and as it flourished so far into the historical period, curiosity can, to a great extent, be gratified as to its details and working.
Clan Graham 2016 Nesbitt Cup Winner
Saturday, August 5, 2017
BOOK YOUR RESERVATION FOR THIS YEAR’S GAMES!
Clans that were in attendance last year: (indicates web site)
Clan Buchanan (TtheClanBuchanan.com)
Clan Campbell (Ccsna.org)
Clan Donald USA
Clan Elliott (ElliotClanUSA.com)
Clan Farquharson (ClanFarquharson.org)
Gordon – House of
Clan Hay (ClanHay.com)
Livonia United Masonic Lodge #152
Clan MacInnes (MacInnes.org)
Clan MacKenzie (ClanMackenzie.com)
Clan MacKinnon (TheMacKinnon.com)
Clan MacLaine of Lochbuie
Clan Nisbett (Ibydeit.org)
Clan Young (ClanYoung.info)
Clan Cultural Welcome Center
Questions about Clans
Contact: Clan Chairs Steve Nesbitts and William Fromm firstname.lastname@example.org