Author Archive: Nadine Lee

Nadine is originally from New Zealand, and currently works at You can read more of her writing on Scottish Clans at

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The Notorious Chief

| October 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

The striking and imposing character glaring down from Sir Henry Raeburn’s celebrated portrait The Macnab seems to be the perfect figure of an eighteenth century highland chief. This giant of a man stands dressed in the uniform of Lieutenant Colonel of the Breadalbane Fencibles – a green jacket with silver braid, a red tartan vest, […]

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Macnab Memorial

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last Friday Amanda and I attended the memorial service for James Charles Macnab of Macnab, 23rd Chief of Clan Macnab. The memorial was held in the Killin Kirk, followed by interment of the ashes of James and his wife Diana on the ancient Macnab burial island of Innis Bhuidhe. The journey from Edinbugh to Killin […]

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Macnab of Macnab – Scotland’s Newest Chief

| March 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

One of the most fascinating things about Scotland is the way that a country steeped in history and tradition is colliding with the new. This is especially true of Scotland’s clans – distinguished by heraldry tracing back over a thousand years – and how this is manifesting itself in modern life. Last week I had […]

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