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Greenville Highland Games

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just a reminder to everyone that the Greenville Highland Games are coming up soon – May 27 and 28 – in Greenville, South Carolina. Our Clan Chief, Jamie Macnab of Macnab has been invited to be the honored guest! Please see the games website  at                 […]

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Archibald Macnab, 17th Chief – was he really that awful?

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

                                 Archibald Macnab of Macnab, National Gallery of Scotland, artist unknown   If you’ve read any of the numerous books and articles written about Archibald McNab, 17th Chief of Clan McNab, you probably have a pretty bad impression of him. Vain, […]

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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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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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A Message from Jamie Macnab of Macnab, 24th Chief of Clan Macnab

| March 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

I was born on 22nd March 1963. My father was “younger of Macnab” at that time.  I can remember seeing a cutting from a newspaper saying that I was the “younger, younger of Macnab”. Apparently a pipe band greeted my return to Killin from the maternity hospital in Edinburgh. I had a very happy upbringing […]

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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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Why are the eldest sons of my family called James!

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the summer 2011 edition of “The Dreadnaught” newsletter of the Clan Macnab Society of North America there is a photograph of my son Jamie and his two children “Daisy Sophia” (12) and “James David” (10) taken at the 2009 Killin Games. In handwriting under the photograph it says that James David is the “13th […]

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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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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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