Clans & Societies

What is a Clan? The Gaelic word Clan means family or tribe.  Each clan has its own tartan which is worn in a kilt or scarf and members are fiercely loyal to the group. The reason for the strength of the Scottish clans can be summarized in a quote from a clansman who said, “I owe my Allegiance to the Land of my Birth, but I am first, last, and always a…. (your Clan name).”

To register to be a Clan Tent in 2020 please contact Jerome Scruggs.

2020 Honored Clan - Clan Gregor

Clans Registered for 2020

  1. 78th Fraser Highlanders – Atlanta Garrison
  2. Anderson
  3. Armstrong
  4. Bell
  5. Blair
  6. Cameron
  7. Campbell
  8. Cochrane
  9. Colquhoun
  10. Davidson
  11. Donald
  12. Donnachaidh
  13. Fergusson
  14. Forrester
  15. Fraser
  16. Gordon
  17. Grant
  18. Gregor
  19. Gunn
  20. Hamilton
  21. Hay
  22. Henderson
  23. Keith
  24. MacCallum/Malcolm
  25. MacFarlane
  26. MacLaren
  27. MacLellan
  28. MacLeod
  29. MacPherson
  30. MacTavish
  31. Montgomery
  32. Oliphant
  33. Rose
  34. Ross
  35. Scottish Heritage Society of the South
  36. Scottish Tartans Museum
  37. Sinclair
  38. Stewart
  39. Wallace

Past Honored Clans:

  • 2018 – Clan Gunn
  • 2017 – Clan Fraser
  • 2016 – Clan Hay
  • 2015 – Clan Donald
  • 2014 – Clan Scott
  • 2013 – Clan Henderson
  • 2012 – Clan MacFie
  • 2011 – Clan MacFarlane
  • 2010 – Clan Campbell
  • 2009 – Clan Lamont
  • 2008 – Clan MacPherson
  • 2007 – Clan Cameron
  • 2006 – Clan Colquhoun
  • 2005 – Clan Johnstone
  • 2004 – Clan Blair

Best Clan Tent Competition

Competition is open to each Clan having a tent at the Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games. Clans are awarded points based on Tent originality, attractiveness, cordiality of  conveners, and availability of their Clan information. Clan member participation in the various BSFHG amateur athletics awards more points toward the total.

 

For additional information, please see our FAQ.

Winner of 2018 Best Clan Tent:
Clan MacCallum/Malcolm