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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18 hours ago

Finally got to read this as part of a history enquiry. General Superintendent and Engineer is quite a lot of responsibility. I read he bought got a house in Dundee and called it Sorbie, but tragically died from suicide. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I was representing the Hannay Clan this past Sunday at Kirkin of the Tartan. I pitched for 2 1/2 million for Sorbie Tower Restortion. . . . .lol. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

I thought some might enjoy this interesting history video. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Dear Kinfolks - I am currently looking for a Hannah connection to Kirkfieldbank and Robert Owen's New Lanark Mill. Can any of you help? Yours in kinship. David ... See MoreSee Less
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