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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2 hours ago

A big thank you to Steve for being there for us at Sorbie on what could have been a difficult visit. It's amazing what has been achieved at the Tower!! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 hours ago

All ready for The Siege of Sorbie Tower....This Sat & Sun 11 till 4. Refreshments available on site. ... See MoreSee Less
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18 hours ago

New to the group. I was looking at a book reprint on Ebay. The History of the Hanna Family by Charles Rice. They don't give any information except it is "pre 1923". Does anyone know the actual time frame it covers and what line of Hanna's it concentrates on? ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

To anyone with the knowledge. Has a date been set for next year's clan gathering at the tower?We are planning our first trip.Jesse Don Hannah Jr.OklahomaUSAjhannahjr@sbcglobal.net405-593-2690I'd like to start a correspondence with someone that can help me plan our trip. ... See MoreSee Less
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