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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My husband and I are coming to Scotland in September and are excited to visit Sorbie! ... See MoreSee Less
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Just a few more from around the Tower. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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My son and I are planning a trip to Sorbie Tower. Trying for this Friday to drive up? Is the property open? Any where good to eat or stay in the area. Thank you for any information. Excited to finally get to visit. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hanna's in Roseburg, Oregon USA !!! ... See MoreSee Less
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