Moy Sports Fair 2023

Moy Sports Fair

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August 2023 Relax and enjoy some Highland hospitality in the Clan Tent. Browse through some of the past publications and visit the museum or take a walk up to the Lachlan Mackintosh memorial and enjoy the view. The Clan Tent will be open: Friday 4th August 10am – 5pmSaturday 5th August 10 am – 2pm Please note that there is an entrance charge to the Moy Country Fair, for more information please go to

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Clan Chattan Coat of Arms

Our Coat of Arms

In 2019 a decision was made by The Clan Chattan Association Council to have our own Coat of Arms. Norman McPherson, who had some experience of heraldry and his own coat of arms, volunteered to come up with some design ideas for discussion. First and fore most we wanted to incorporate images and symbols relevant to our Association. After weeks of discussion a design was agreed upon, and an image was produced by professional heraldic painter Kevin Greig. The symbols incorporated included Scottish Wildcats, whortleberry, boxwood, and the original wildcat image (which has adorned the Journal  since 1933), the motto ‘Together, Stronger’ in Gaelic. A ‘Petition of Arms’ was sent… Read More

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Tributes to Queen Elizabeth II

Tributes to Queen Elizabeth II On behalf of the Council and the members of The Clan Chattan Association. The Clan Chattan Association council, its President and Vice-Presidents, and its membership worldwide, extend heartfelt thoughts and condolences to King Charles III and his extended family. The late Queen Elizabeth II was a hearthstone for us all, an example and a symbol of what true dedication and loyalty are. She was a chieftain of chieftains. Council of the Clan Chattan AssociationThe Clan Chattan Association shares with its members and friends’ great sadness at the news that Queen Elizabeth II has died. For the vast majority of us, she is the only monarch… Read More

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Exciting and Important notice for Clan Phail

Dear Clan, Family and Friends, As you know I have had the honour of being the President of the Clan Phail Society since 1990 and Historian of the Clan. The Clan Phail lost its last Chief of the Clan in 1904 after he died in Australia without children and no known Heirs. After conversations with Lord Lyon King of Arms, who is the Queens head of all things Armorial in Scotland including Clans and Coats of Arms, his advice is that the Society should hold a “Family Convention” to include Society, family and Clan members  in a meeting in Scotland and invite all those interested by the names of MacPhail… Read More

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The Annual Gathering of The Clan Chattan Association

3-5 August 2023 Lochardil House Hotel Inverness The Annual General Meeting and Dinner Thursday, 3 August 2023 Tentative Plan 4pm: Gather together. Light refreshments 5pm: The AGM of the Clan Chattan Association 6pm: Pre-dinner welcome drink 7pm: Clan Chattan Association Annual Dinner  2 course buffet dinner and coffee  (please let us know of any dietary requirements) You will be able to book online from the Clan website For more information, please e-mail If booking accommodation at the Lochardil Hotel, quote this event as discounts may be available. E-mail them directly on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August 2022 The Highland Field Sports Moy The Clan Chattan Association Tent Relax… Read More

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Members of the Clan Chattan Call for Articles

To all members of the Clan Chattan Association. It is time for you all to get your thinking caps on and write that article which has been rolling around in your thoughts. You know, that one about your family heritage research or that special trip you had to Scotland, People you know with clan connections who have done something special or have a great talent. The Touch Not Magazine will be getting put together in the New Year and we need your stories and photos. For more info on how to get your story in print contact the editor, Donald McIntosh by e-mail on

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Captain Alwyne Farquharson

Captain Alwyne Farquharson of Invercauld

It is with great sadness that we must inform members of the Clan Chattan Association of the death of Captain Alwyne Farquharson of Invercauld, on October 6th 2021, at the age of 102. Captain Farquharson was both Chief of Clan Farquharson and Chieftain of the Ballater Highland Games. He is believed to have been the longest serving Clan Chief in Scottish History. He was dedicated to his role and touched many hearts. The Clan Chattan Association wishes to convey deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Madam Farquharson and family. He will be dearly missed. The late Chiefs funeral will be held at Brancaster Church on October 22nd at 2pm. There… Read More

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