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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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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4 days ago

2023 Trip to Northern Ireland!Immediately after the 2023 Gathering, there will be a Clan Hannay Society trip to Northern Ireland! Meet your Hanna cousins who are part of the family diaspora that passed through Ireland from Scotland on their way to distant lands across the oceans! Bookable as a separate event on our website. https://clanhannay.org/kilkeel-trip/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Just wanted to say it's great to link up with so many people who share my heritage. My roots are Hanna. From Alloa Clackmannanshire. They were weavers. All on the maternal lineage. Other half being Welsh. I also discovered a Welsh tartan to honor that side of my lineage as well. Hope you are all good and have a great weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Sorbie Tower in the mist... ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

This is my grandfathers discharge document from the US Spanish American conflict, circa 1901. Cpl Herbert Harry Hanna, home town, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA. ... See MoreSee Less
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