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The Clan MacKinnon Society

On December 22, 1891, 25 people met in the Waterloo Premises in Glasgow, Scotland, to found the Clan MacKinnon Society.
Here, the Rules have already been discussed and how they should act. These included the promotion of Clan Life, social Interaction and Support of Members, educational Support, collection and preservation of Records and not least the preservation and promotion of celtic Traditions, as well as their Literature and (Highland) Art.

After initial Concerns about the Clan Leadership finally William Alexander MacKinnon, whose Father was already recognized in 1811 by the Court of Lord Lyon as Chief, appointed the new Chief of the Clan MacKinnon. Although the Society grew rapidly in the beginning, in the 1960s Membership declined and in 1975 it was forced to dissolve.
Meanwhile, Joanne Osbourne and her Brother Clinton endeavored to establish a new Society in the United States, to which they were given permission after Neil MacKinnon’s then-chief doubt prevailed. By 1980, the Clan MacKinnon Society North America was established and eventually opened up internationally, so until 2017 there were Representations in 11 Countries with a total of 335 Members.

The Clan MacKinnon Ltd.

After initially good Cooperation between the Countries, especially within Europe, the first Problems began at the international Level.
The interests in preserving and disseminating scottish-celtic Culture and History were sometimes very different. Furthermore, there were Signs of Errors in the Clan History adopted to date. Especially in Scotland, the first Resistance arose and it was discussed how to protect the Interests of the Clan MacKinnon and his History.

It was agreed to found a Clan MacKinnon Ltd. as part of the also new founded Society House of Alpin, based in Scotland, whereby the Clan can be brought back to his ancestral Home.
For this purpose, the Objectives and Composition of the LTD were discussed at a Founding Meeting in April 2019 and the first future Representatives were raised in their Offices.
Since the current Members come from the English and German speaking Countries, they have agreed to these Languages ​​as official language within the Ltd. until further notice.

Aims of the Clan MacKinnon LTD

The Aim of Clan MacKinnon LTD is to preserve, disseminate and promote, in particular, the History and Traditions of Clan MacKinnon. Furthermore, they would like to promote the cultural Exchange of all representations of the Clan MacKinnon and the Clans from House Alpin and, in cooperation with them, preserve and spread the scottish-celtic Culture.
Also, they would like to promote the cultural and knowledge Exchange among the Members.

Further purposes are

  • Repurchase of the original Clan Land
  • Construction of a Visitor Center
  • Exchange Programs at international Level
  • Preservation and Restoration of Clan Art
  • Support and Promote scottish Independence
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