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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12 hours ago

I noticed we will have a tent at the Highland games @ Grandfather mountain in NC. I will be in attendance! Who else is going? ... See MoreSee Less
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6 hours ago

Hi from Australia. My 2nd great grandma was Margaret Lees Hannah, b. 1847 Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. She married a Charles Burns in Glasgow, then they came out here to Australia in mid 1880. I've traced our Hannah's back as far as I can, and they were from Dalmellington, Ayrshire back to the late 1600's. The name was recorded Hannah & Hannay. We've got some cousins who went to Canada(got dna matches with them), and some came here to Australia. Nice to meet you all. ... See MoreSee Less
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14 hours ago

It was an honour to wear the tartan and walk the beautiful bride down the aisle. Not many people get to do that in their 20s. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Does anyone have a business that has the Hanna, Hannah, Hannay, or any other spelling with a sign? No first names with Hannah or Hanna please, but the clan name. If so, show your pic of the sign and share here ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Hi! Question about our flower. I’ve read somewhere that the Periwinkle flower was used by the Hanna clan as a cap badge and was wondering if anyone can comfirm this, and what type of Periwinkle was used? ... See MoreSee Less
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