Gaelic Name: Foirbeis
Motto: Grace Me Guide
Origin of Name: Placename, Aberdeenshire
Pipe Music: The Battle of Glen Eurann
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Forbes K.B.E., D.L.
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Forbes is a parish in the Aberdeenshire area. A reliable tradition tells that the ‘Braes o’ Forbes’ were once uninhabitable because of bears living in the area. Oconachar, founder of the clan, killed the bears and claimed the land as ‘first occupier’.
The present chief still holds part of the Lordship of these Forbes lands.
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