Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/2/2006

Scottish clan

Scottish clans give a sense of Scottish Highland (Scottish Highland: the scottish highlands are considered to be the mountainous regions of scotland north…identity and shared descent both to people in Scotland (Scotland: One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts) and to their relations throughout the world, with a formal structure of Clan Chiefs officially registered with the court of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms (Lord Lyon, King of Arms: the lord lyon king of arms, the head of lyon court, is one of the great officers of state…
[follow hyperlink for more…]) which controls the heraldry (heraldry: The study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies) and Coat of arms (Coat of arms: The official symbols of a family, state, etc.) . Each clan (clan: Group of people related by blood or marriage) has its own tartan (tartan: A cloth having a crisscross design) patterns, and those identifying with the clan can wear kilt (kilt: A knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men in the Highlands of northern Scotland) s of the appropriate tartan as a badge of membership and as a uniform where appropriate.

Clans identify with geographical areas originally controlled by the Chiefs, usually with an ancestral castle (castle: A large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack) , and clan gatherings form a regular part of the social scene.for more click here

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