Clan MacBean Badge

Clann BheathainClan MacBean Tartan

Chief: James H. McBain of McBain


The progenitors of Clan MacBean came from Lochaber to Petty in the 14th century, seeking the protection of the Mackintoshes, having slain the Red Comyn’s steward.

Although its numbers were heavily depleted at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411, the Clan remained an active member of the Confederation.

Motto: Touch not a catt bot a targe

Clan Badge: Red Whortleberry

Septs: Bain, Bean, McBain, MacBean, McBeath, MacBeth, Macilvian and MacVean.