Forward Together

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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First published in 1961, The Hannays of Sorbie traces the roots of those who bear the Hannay name (and its variants Hannah, Hanna and Hanney) from medieval origins in Southwestern Scotland to the present-day global family diaspora. This 4th edition (2019), the newest in almost 30 years, has been revised, expanded, annotated and indexed.

Available on Amazon in paperback or kindle.

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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 2022

The 2022 Gathering was held the last week of May.  For a recap of our first in-person get-together since 2019, have a look at our daily posts (featuring video) from the event:

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.

Sorbie Stories

Harry on horseback

Check out this new section of the site featuring short tales, submitted by family members, about people, places, and things from Clan history that deserve to be savored or remembered.

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1 month ago

Dear Clan Hannay Camp Followers - I have just finished reading the Minutes of AGM, held in May and am really sad to report that our membership figures are LOW. Despite having over 2800 fans on Facebook, these are the Membership breakdown. Don't know why you are all so reluctant to put your hand in your pocket/purse and join us to preserve your heritage, especially you Scots. Yours in kinship. USA 350Norway 5Guernsey 1England 98Ireland 4Isle of Man 1Scotland 81Iceland 3Malaysia 1Australia 47Luxemburg 3Sweden 1Canada 38South Africa 3Switzerland 1New Zealand 14Costa Rica 1Wales 1Northern Ireland 8France 1 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

For Xmas!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

This is a sweatshop in Chittagong Bangladesh. Mary Stanton is a fake account. 1st time I have been personalized by an add on here.Probably need to complain to Face Fun or Zuckerberg. Good Luck with that. I only buy from the Clan store.CHEERS.**[Mary Stanton](…)**[David Hannah](…) [Mike Bennett](…) [Clair Finlay](…) [Matt Hannah](…) [David Hannah](…) If you want Clan hannayNew t-shirt /hoodie. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Competing at yesterday’s County Down pipe band championships in the picturesque Newcastle, Northern Ireland was the Altnaveigh Memorial Pipe Band from Newry. The band has 5 Hannas in its ranks and unbelievably 3 by the name of David! (and unrelated)Led by Pipe Major David Hanna MBE the band came a creditable 3rd place out of a class of 10 in grade 4b. Clan Hannay Society piper David A Hanna is a recent recruit to join the band. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Clan Hannay Calendar is now available for purchase.The 2023 calendar is entitled ‘Clan Hannay Around the World’ and features a variety of photographs highlighting our clan name around the world reflected in businesses, town and road names, but also a selection of your favourite family clan related photographs as well as events at Sorbie Tower, so an abundance of features to entertain you throughout 2023. All photographs have been kindly donated and/or approved by clan councillors, members and followers.Do not delay in placing your order as these will only be available while stocks last. Simply visit the Clan website store at in order to place your order. ... See MoreSee Less
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