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.

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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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2 weeks ago

Nov 30th is not only St. Andrew's Day; it's also the 125th birthday of my grandmother Muriel Hanna! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

My wife and I and my 3 sisters are planning to visit Sorbie Tower in May to coincide with the Clan Gathering the 24th thru the 26th. We will be visiting Ireland and N. Ireland prior to the event and touring Scotland afterwards. We would like to take the ferry across from Belfast and were wondering about renting a car for the Scotland portion of our trip. The rough itinerary for trip would be to take the ferry across on Friday the 24th, stay in the Sorbie area thru Sunday and from there head north to Glasgow, Inverness and finish in Edinburgh. Are there any suggestions for renting or suggestions for other options? ... See MoreSee Less
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Well one of my Best friends Mark Limbo did this commission painting for me!!! Absolutely outstanding!!! Incredible and Awesome!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Jon Hanna and Jim Hanna at the St Andrew's Society of Baltimore's 217th annual dinner! ... See MoreSee Less
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Jon Hanna and Jim Hanna at St. Andrew's Society of Baltimore 217th Annual Banquet. ... See MoreSee Less
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