The word ‘Clan’ means family. A huge part of the tradition of Highland Games is the gathering of the Clans – and using geneological services – you may find that you belong to one or more clans. Each Clan has a tartan with a plaid that is designed for a particular Clan. In order to wear the tartan of the Clan, you should be a member of the clan. You may be able to identify that old heirloom tartan that has been in your family for years at the Games!
Clan Tents are set up around the main field where the families of each Clan gather to watch the competition. If you find your family name at one of these tents, there will be someone there to welcome you and tell you about your family history as it relates to the Clan.
Please complete this Clan application for inclusion in 2014.
2013 Smoky Mountain Highland Games Clan Societies & Associations:
(As of May 7)
Armstrong Clan Society
Clan Buchanan Society International
Clan Graham Society
Clan Grant Society
American Clan Gregor Society
Clan Irwin Association
Clan Keith Society USA, Inc.
Kerr Family Association of North America
American Clan Lockhart Society
Clan MacKinnon Society
Clan Macnab Society of North America/Macnab Memorial Trust (Scotland)
Clan MacNicol Society of North America
Clan Munro Association (USA)
Murray Clan Society of North America
Clan Pollock International
Clan Ramsay Association of NA
Historic Ramsey House
Clan Rose Society of America
Scottish Society of Knoxville
St. Andrews Society of East Tennessee
Clan Stewart Society in America
Clan Thom(p)son Society
Check out the Clan Challenge Page for information on Clan Competitions!