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Clan MacLaren Society of North America (CMSNA) is a Scottish Family society promoting the history, arts, and tradition of Scotland and of Clan MacLaren
Clan of the Lord High Constable of Scotland
Earl of Errol, Laird Sir Merlyn Hay
Mr. John Hay was private secretary to Abraham Lincoln & later became US Secretary of State under President William McKinley
One of the oldest clans represented at Highland Games in Oregon (1976). This is a clan with two bases, one group in and around Roslyn and one covering most of Caithness, sharing it with Gunn and Sutherland. The Clan has one tartan pattern with 7 color styles.
The Chief of Clan Farquharson is Alwyne Arthur Compton Farquharson of Invercauld, Chief of the Name and Arms of Farquharson, 16th Baron of Invercauld and Omnalprie, MC, JP; as recognised by Lord Lyon King of Arms. Born 1 May 1919 as Alwyne Arthur Compton, son of Major Edward Robert Francis Compton, of Newby Hall, Ripon, Yorkshire, and of Torloisk, Aros, Isle of Mull, Scotland (grandson of William Compton, 4th Marquess of Northampton) and Sylvia Farquharson of Invercauld, he was confirmed MacFionnlaidh by Lyon Court in 1949, having taken the name of Farquharson. He served with distinction as a Captain in the Royal Scots Greys during World War Two. Captain Farquharson resided at Valley Farm, Norfolk with his second wife, Madame Patricia Farquharson.
The MacLeans have been on the scene in the Inner Hebrides as the right hand to the Lord of the Isles, The MacDonalds. In a culture that glorified warfare the MacLeans were, perhaps the most glorious of all the clans. Since the 13th century various branches and the Chief and Chieftans occupied Mull, Iona, Islay and other Inner Hebridean Islands. The main Cheif, Sir Lachlan, the 28th, resides in Duart Castle on Mull.
Clan Gregor, also known as MacGregor, is one of the oldest clans in Scotland. They are said to be descended from Kenneth MacAlpin, the king who united Scotland back in the 13th Century. It was the MacGregor Clan who laid claim to ruling status. The old MacGregor motto is “Royal is my race.”
The Western States Clan MacLaren Society includes all states and Canadian Provinces either West of the Continental Divide or intersected by it, so by that definition, it is truly a Western Regional group.
The purpose of WSCMS is ‘to foster and encourage interest in the history, culture, and traditions of Scotland in general and Clan MacLaren in particular, as well as providing information and education regarding the same, and to promote collegiality and friendship among members.
Clan MacNaughton historically had land in Perthshire and on an island in Loch Awe and also near Inverary on Loch Fyne.
The Scottish American Military Society (SAMS) was formed in 1981 as a military veterans organization. The membership is composed primarily of veterans of Scottish ancestry who have served –– or are serving –– in the Armed Forces of the United States and the Commonwealth. Membership is open to honorably discharged veterans or active duty or reserve military persons who have served or are serving with any branch of the United States or Commonwealth Armed Forces.
Clan Donald is one of the oldest, and probably the largest and most famous of all the Highland clans. Its Celtic heritage goes back into antiquity, beyond the 6th Century AD, to the great clans in what today is Ireland, Conn of the 100 Battles, Cairfre Raida, founder of Dal Raida in Antrim, Eire, and Colla Uathais. Our Viking heritage goes back to Ingiald “Ill-Ruler” and Olaf “Tree-Hewer” in 7th Century Sweden and Norway. All of these traditional blood lines came together in the 12th Century Somerled MacGillebride MacGilladamnan, the historic founder of Clann Domhnaill. Our ancestors were regarded as the heads of the ancient race of Conn, and the lineal heirs of the kings of the Dalriadic Scots.