Clan Hannay Society 2020 Calendar NOW ON SALE! 

Proceeds to the Sorbie Tower Restoration Fund — £10 each plus postage.

Click here to order online and purchase via PayPal or credit card.

If you wish to pay by cheque, contact Jacquie Hannay ( for mailing address and postage cost.

Members are arriving!

I just arrived from Seattle vía Reykjavik and Glasgow, and checked into my room at the Creebridge House Hotel. Said hello to Clan Treasurer Keith Hannay and his partner Maggie, who were out in the garden enjoying the beautiful weather. Currently having a pint at the hotel pub before joining them for dinner.

Speaking of pubs, here is a rather dated sign I came across on the drive down from Glasgow…

Tickets to 2019 Gathering now available

Tickets to the 2019 Gathering in Galloway, Scotland, are now available for sale online. NOTE that you must be logged in as a member of the Clan Hannay Society in order to access this order page:

If you have registered on this site but have not yet become a member, find out how to upgrade to a membership in the Clan Hannay Society.

If you have not yet registered for free to get greater access to this site, you can do so now.

2019 Calendar Sales Now CLOSED

Sales for
have ended

Thank you from all of us at here the Clan Hannay Society for your patronage.

Calendar Sales Closing Soon

is still available for sale, but not much longer!

Have you planned to order a (some) Clan Calendar(s)? If so, orders are still being accepted. Price is £10 each – plus postage, and proceeds go to the Sorbie Tower Restoration Fund.

  • You can order online and pay with PayPal. Follow the instructions, enter the quantity you require and your geographic postal location.  The final price quoted will include postage.


  • If you wish to pay by cheque, contact Jacquie Hannay, Clan Hannay Society Secretary, by  mailing for mailing address and postage cost. When expressing an interest / placing an order, please quote your full name and address.

Please place your order before 31st October 2018

(Calendars will be produced to meet the demand and will be dispatched as and when a quantity have been printed)

Save the Date: 2019 Gathering

The 2019 Clan Hannay Annual General Meeting and Gathering will take place the weekend of  Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th. 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 events at the gathering weekend requires membership in the society.  Interested in membership?

  • The first step (if you have not already done so) is registering as a free subscriber.
  • Once you are a registered subscriber, you are eligible to upgrade to paid membership.

Clan Secretary Jacquie Hannay in the News

Our own Clan Secretary, Jacquie Hannay, was recently interviewed in the Dumfries and Galloway Standard.  Jacquie planned and managed an information fair in Dumfries for services available to local residents aged 50+.  The herculean task involved wrangling 28 different organizations! We have digitized and uploaded the article:


D-Day, Garlieston and the Mulberry Harbours

Recently, Paul Hannah posted on Facebook that he was retracing the steps of his grandfather Roger, who participated in the D-Day invasion.

This reminded me of a surprising experience my family and I had in the summer of 2017.  We spent a few days with friends in Normandy, visiting Arromanches and other sites of the deployment of the allied forces’ Mulberry Harbours — portable landing piers and roadways that enabled transport ships to unload troops and equipment.  Because of the tidal characteristics and shallow slope of the Normandy beaches, large vessels were incapable of coming close to shore.  The Mulberry Harbours were a solution that enabled the ships to “dock” farther out at sea while long floating causeways moved up and down with the tides and connected the “docks” with the shore.

The remains of a portion of Mulberry Harbour – Normandy, 2017

After Normandy, we flew to Scotland to join some other friends up in Dumfries and Galloway, visiting, of course, Sorbie Tower and also stopping by for the requisite pint at the Harbour Inn in Garlieston, a mere mile to the East.  I had likely seen the memorial before, but I had never realized its significance.  Having just seen the real thing only two weeks before in France, I was pleasantly surprised at the synchronicity of coming across the locale of its prototype so close to Hannay territory!

“1945-1995: For the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II this commemorates the building and trials of Sections of the MULBERRY HARBOUR 1941/4 at GARLIESTON, thus making the INVASION of EUROPE possible and an ALLIED VICTORY a reality”

To find out more about the history of the Mulberry Harbour trials in Garlieston, visit

Clan Hannay Society 2019 Calendar NOW ON SALE! 

Proceeds to the Sorbie Tower Restoration Fund — £10 each plus postage.

Click here to order online and purchase via PayPal.

If you wish to pay by cheque, contact Jacquie Hannay ( for mailing address and postage cost.

McMinnville Scottish Festival looking for volunteers

We recently received notice that the Celtic Heritage Alliance (CHA) is seeking volunteers for the McMinnville Scottish Festival to be held June 9-10, 2018 in McMinnville, Oregon.

Or if you are interested in simply attending,  tickets are available at the McMinnville Scottish Festival website: