Entries by Frank Lawler

THE ARMS OF SORBIE (Clan West Archive)

From the Clan West Archive – Originally published December 9, 2011.  This is part of a series of articles that were initially published by the now-inactive Clan Hannay Society West.  Many thanks to Gigi Hanna, Convenor Emerita. Note: This article reflects the views of the author at the time it was written and may contain […]

John Buchan and the Hannay Name

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (1875-1940) and Governor-General of Canada from 1935 to 1940, was a Scottish novelist and politician whose most famous creation was his hero Richard Hannay.  In fact, Robert Powell, who played the character in the 1980s television series based on Buchan’s books, was made an honorary member of the Clan Hannay […]

Clan Hannay Society West USA Archives

We were in touch last year with Gigi Hanna, from the now-dormant Clan Hannay Society West USA.  She gave her blessing for us to post archived articles from their old website, which has been offline for four or five years now. The Clan Hannay Society West USA encompassed, in their own words, the majority of […]

Job Notice: Part-Time Website Manager

The Clan Hannay Society is looking to hire, on a part-time basis, a manager for clanhannay.org, our organization’s website. Time Commitment Spread over the course of the year, such a position would require an average of 3 hours a week. Sometimes, several days can go by without an issue, but when one arises, it often […]

May 2020 Gathering Cancelled

To all members of the Clan Hannay Society This is to let you know that it has been decided to cancel the Clan Gathering at Sorbie Tower on Saturday May 23rd together with the AGM and Dinner Dance. This is the first time that there will not be an annual gathering since the Clan Hannay […]

Save the Date: 2020 Gathering

The 2020 Clan Hannay Annual General Meeting and Gathering will take place the weekend of  Saturday May 23rd and Sunday May 24th. Details to follow, but for now, save the date!  The Gathering will of course take place at Sorbie Tower. Venue for the AGM and ceilidh will be announced soon. Note that attendance to most […]

The Will of William Hannay of Grennan

The following material was an appendix in editions 1-3 of The Hannays of Sorbie. In the process of editing the new 4th Edition (release date to be announced), this section was removed from the upcoming book. As we still wish to maintain the source material for research purposes, however, we are posting it here. The […]