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The legacy of Margaret MacNab – over 100 years of family history

| May 14, 2014 | 7 Comments

James and Jane McNab lived in the coastal town of Girvan on the west coast of Scotland. It was a fishing port and agricultural region. The Isle of Arran could be seen across the sea and the Ailsa Craig rock sat out there in the west, like a huge bun on the water. But things […]

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Chiefs Message

| September 30, 2013 | 4 Comments

Dear Clansmen The summer has been a period of consolidation for me and my family following the death of my father and his Memorial in Killin in March. I was his executor so have had to conclude all of his financial affairs. We also sold his house in St Andrews. It was a perfect retirement […]

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500th Anniversary of Flodden Memorial Service

| September 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

On Monday the 9th of September it was the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden. A memorial service organised by The Standing Council was held at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. Over 40 Clan Chiefs were in attendance and you will be able to read the list of names below. The service included lessons […]

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Ryder Cup 2014

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Patrick Elsmie, the grandson of the Rev. James F.Macnabb (de jure 20th Chief) and 1st cousin of the present Chief, is Managing Director of Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire (back left) and was present at the signing of the Ryder Cup agreement between the Scottish Minister of Sport, Shona Robison and the Assistant Managing Director of […]

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23rd Chief’s Message 10th August 2012

| August 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is some time since a Chief’s message has been published and I apologise. However, since Diana my wife became ill in October 2011 my time has been taken up with personal and family matters, and since her death on the 2nd January with her Executory and with my move from Leuchars to 9 Drumcarrow […]

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Peter Macnab, Head Chef at the Bridge of Lochay Hotel, has won a Merit Award in the Villeroy and Boch Junior Chef Finals at Scothot 2011 at the SECC in Glasgow.

| January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

He was one of eight finalists with the task of cooking and presenting a three course menu for four people to a tasting panel of renowned chef judges. It was his first competition and his experience has whetted his appetite to enter again next time. Peter is from Tyndrum, where his parents, Christine and Gavin […]

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Clansman Duncan Macnab meets Desmond Tutu

| November 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The Chief received a Christmas card from Alastair Macnab of Barrachastalain in which were enclosed this photograph of his son Duncan who works in local government in Ireland, and what Alastair describes as a ‘nice story for Christmas’! Archibishop Desmond Tutu’s children’s charity gave the council a large sum of money to refurbish an Irish […]

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Donald Macnabs Bible

| August 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following was sent in by the late David Macnab of Edinburgh, former President of the Clan Society. He received it from a friend connected with the museum in Edinburgh Castle. The first war relic to be received and officially accepted for preservation in the Scottish United Services Museum in Edinburgh Castle was, strangely enough, […]

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23rd Chief’s Message August 2010

| August 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

To: All Clansmen and Clanswomen Greetings wherever you may be! Diana and I send you our best wishes for what remains of 2010, a year which seems so far to have seen more than its fair share of disasters and troubles. Let us hope it will end on a happier note. My son Jamie and […]

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23rd Chief’s Message 1 November 2009

| November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

My message of 2 August 2009 ended with the statement that you would hear more from us about the events that took place in Edinburgh on 25th and 26th July when we had collated everything. Those of you, who have received the “Dreadnaugh” summer 2009 edition of the newsletter of the Clan Macnab Society of […]

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