Scottish Clans

Clan Crests, Tartan & Scottish Ancestry

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Largest Clan Resource Online

At ScotClans we have gathered a massive amount of Clan and Scottish Family information to help you discover your Scottish Heritage.  You just have to travel around Scotland to see endless clues to our history, castles, graveyards tell tales, some obvious, some hidden only being revealed as layers are pulled back.  We  have put together over 350 Clan & Family areas where we have maps, galleries and have gathered stories and news.  Go to your Clan area >>

Tartan Ties

This gents tartan tie has been a top seller for many years. The great range of tartans makes it popular with clan gatherings and tie collectors alike. Made with 100% pure new wool.  Wear your tartan proudly.  
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Your Scottish Roots

Need help tracing your Scottish Ancestry? We've been building up resources to help.  From understanding coats of arms to finding out about DNA testing.
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Energising the Clans

From running workshops on Clans and Social Media in the USA to Clan Information stalls at Highland Games.  We're committed to energising the clans.  Find out what we've been up to >>

Buy Scottish

We have gathered the largest range of Clan Crest products available from Scotland.  A lot of these are made in house at our office in Edinburgh.
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Visit your homeland

We spend every free moment travelling around Scotland, gathering stories, taking photos. Take a look at Scotland's Story >>Scotlands Story

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Scottish Clan Shops

At ScotClans we have by far the largest range of Clan merchandise. Hundreds of products in your Clan/Family Crest and tartan.
The best Scotland has to offer.

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Scottish Clans Kindle Book

Our kindle book has over 300 Clans & families. Discover the events that have shaped your Clan and hear about the people who form part of your Scottish ancestry.

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Latest Scottish Clans Blogs from ‘Bletherskite’

At ScotClans we collect Scottish stories, often about Scottish Clans. Whether they are from the mists of Scotland’s past to recent news from the Scottish diaspora. Read our blogs here.


The Waters of Life – A tale from The Scottish Borders

Once upon a time there was a King who was so ill that he believed he was nearing death, a wise woman was called for, she said the only thing that would cure him was to drink from the Waters of Life. Questioning the wise woman the King learned that the Waters of Life could only be found in a well  within a courtyard of an enchanted castle that lay ...
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The MacLaren’s reminder of the Gaelic roots of Scottish clans

In a recent Not Your Father's Gaelic blog post I began to explore the topic of Gaelic influence on today's Scottish clan and family system. The point being that despite giving lip service to the Gaelic roots of this most active and influential of Scottish heritage communities, we really understand very little about how and why the clans and families that we know today were forged. We know that the ...
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How Gaelic is the Scottish clan system?

One of the many Scottish heritage subjects that could benefit from additional knowledge is the role of Gaelic culture and civilization in the remarkable development of what we lovingly call the Scottish clan system. Go ahead. Google it. It is a simple question but you will not be finding a simple answer. At least not one that has any satisfying depth and truth about it. How and why the Scottish ...
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