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.

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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

Tickets are now available for the 2022 Gathering! Find out all about the event, taking place May 27-29, in and around Sorbie, Scotland!

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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Does anyone have the deer head in svg? ... See MoreSee Less
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Our dad, John Hannah, who served on the Clan Council, has joined our Clan family who live in God's presence. ... See MoreSee Less
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My aunt shared this cute little lads' video. ... See MoreSee Less
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This is one of the last pics my dad took with his brothers and sisters. William E Hannah 1896-1945 is their dad. My dad F D Hannah on the left. He passed away in 96. The second pic is my dad tuning his guitar at a family reunion of my grandmother's along with my Uncle Charles Hannah and my aunt Shirley. Uncle Charles and Aunt Shirley are the only surviving siblings of his family. Aunt Shirley says there are only two kinds of people. Those who are Hannah and those who wish they were a Hannah (and that includes all spellings). ... See MoreSee Less
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In case anyone is in the MD, DE, PA area...DELAWARE SNAPSHOT 📸Great Scots ReturnTime to crack out the kilt! About 3.5 percent of Delawareans share Scottish heritage and, chances are, lots of them will be at Fair Hill, Maryland, a week from today. On May 21, the Scottish Games Association of Delaware’s 60th event will heat the haggis and bring back the bagpipes, dancers and drums. The 8 a.m.-5 p.m event moves to the site’s fairgrounds from its racetrack/grandstands, shown here, with no advance ticket sales or box seats this time. Compiled by robin brownDelaware Economic Development Office, Photograph CollectionPhoto: Undated#DelawarePublicArchives #VisitDEArchives #ScottishHeritage #Haggis #Bagpipes #ScottishGamesAssociationOfDelaware #FairHillMD #Delaware #netDE #DelawareSnapshot ... See MoreSee Less
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