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Founded in 1960, the Clan Hannay Society is dedicated to global fellowship and friendship of all those bearing or descended from the family names Hannay, Hannah, Hanna or Hanney.

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Restoration Project

Help us rebuild Sorbie Tower! Please leave your messages of support (whether you are donating or not) in our restoration appeal on-line Book.

Meet the Chief

Dr. David R. Hannay, Chief of Clan Hannay of Kirkdale and That Ilk, trained at Cambridge University and St. George’s Hospital in London. He taught at the University of Glasgow and was Professor of General Practice in Sheffield before returning to Galloway as a partner in a local practice and Director of a Regional Research Network. He plays bagpipes, both Highland and Scottish smallpipes, and has enjoyed traveling the world and meeting members of the Clan  diaspora across the globe. He and his wife Janet, a teacher and environmentalist, live in Wigtownshire.

Gathering 2021

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 Gathering was virtual.  It was held on Saturday, May 29th, and it consisted of a video presentation followed by a live Zoom forum with the chief and convenor.  You can watch the video presentation here.  Note that, of course, the forum mentioned in the video is no longer active.

Sorbie Tower

The ancient keep of Sorbie, owned by the Clan Hannay Society, was build in the 16th century.  The ancient seat of the family, it was constructed beside the site of a twelfth-century wooden fort whose foundations can still be seen today. A major restoration campaign is in the works to return the structure to its former glory.

Find out more in our Sorbie Tower section.

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10 hours ago

DouglasHannah chieftain of the lowland games along with the Highland Dancers at Stranraer,s Rugby park Sunday 25th July., Kirsty Shivani and Iona. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Visited Sorbie today on a Scotland road trip. Last time I was here was at the clan gathering 2019 in a pre-covid world. I like how it can now be seen from the road. ... See MoreSee Less
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14 hours ago

Mike Hanna of the NYC Transit Museum.The Transit Museum mourns the loss of Mike Hanna who passed away last week. It is not hyperbole to say that without Mike Hanna there wouldn't be a New York Transit Museum. While many people are aware that Mike is the primary person responsible for our vintage fleet, the lengths to which he went to preserve this irreplaceable piece of New York history is, in every sense of the phrase, the stuff of legend. The Transit Museum will be forever grateful to Mike Hanna, we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends, and we promise to remain steadfast guardians of the gifts he left us. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Found another one while working today ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Hi everyone…..hope you are all well and keeping safe.Question to ask and it may seem a silly one …..I am the youngest of five children with my three brothers and myself all being left handed. My sister is the only one who is right handed. My father ….. late Ronald James Hannay told me years ago that being left handed was a throw back to the Hannay Clan. Just wondering is this true….are there a lot of left handed Hannay Clan members or was it just a tall story my father told me. My Dad was ambidextrous but mostly wrote with his right hand. My Mum was right handed. I am a little bit of both but write left handed.Thank you all ……. just a little bit curious ... See MoreSee Less
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