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.

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.

Get the Book!

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.

Trouble finding it in your country? Try these links:
[UK] [France] [Australia] [New Zealand]

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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.

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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3 weeks ago

Greetings from Australia. Could anyone tell me the history of this painting and who the subject is? ... See MoreSee Less
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Wanted to share this handsome picture I haven't seen. My aunt took this. My dad, F. D."Hank" Hannah playing his guitar. I miss him as he passed away at 57 years old in 96. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Just to let everyone know that my dad Michael Hannay passed away on Monday 5th Feb , dad was 87 ,gone to be with mum. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Little bit of Hannay history here in Georgia USA. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

A poem from Douglas Hannah and my good friend Patrick Scott Hogg, IE writer of the patriot bard and the canongate burns from war cries 1995 . ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosRestoration of Roman rock crystal jar from Viking-age Galloway hoard unearthed from ploughed field in western Scotland in 2014.An extraordinary Roman rock crystal jar found wrapped in exquisite layers of gold thread by finest medieval craftsman in late 8th or early 9th century. ... See MoreSee Less
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