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A Brief History of Burns Night: How a Scottish Poet’s Birthday Became a Global Celebration

Learn about the origins of this time-honoured tradition and discover how Robert Burns' poetry and songs continue to capture the hearts of the Scottish people.
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Hogmanay: Scotland’s New Year Celebration

Hogmanay is Scotland's New Year celebration, Explore the meaning behind the various customs and symbols associated with this special holiday.
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Samhain And The Origin Of The Jack O’ Lantern

The origin of the Jack O' Lantern has roots in a Celtic holiday called Samhain that celebrates the end of summer and the final harvest.
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Meet New Clan MacFarlane Commissioner to Virginia, USA

Meet our new Clan MacFarlane Virginia Commissioner - Katelyn McFarland! We are very happy to announce the appointment a new representative from the great USA state of Virgina, Katelyn McFarland.  Katelyn have graciously volunteered to serve as Commissioner for her home state and has been appointed to the post. Find out more about her here.
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New Clan MacFarlane Commissioners to Louisiana, USA

Meet our new Clan MacFarlane Louisiana Commissioners - Mari & James Bittner! We are very happy to announce the appointment of two new representatives from the great USA state of Louisiana, Mari (pronounced Mary) and James Bittner.  Mari and James have graciously volunteered to serve as Commissioners for their home state and have been appointed to the posts.
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Clan MacFarlane Plant Badge – The Cranberry

What is the Clan MacFarlane plant badge? Learn what it is and what its role it plays in the heritage of of the clan.
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Farewell To Lord Macfarlane

Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, a member and generous supporter of the International Clan MacFarlane Society, has passed away at the age of 95.

BRIAN MACFARLANE CLAN MACFARLANE VP PASSES

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the untimely passing of International Clan MacFarlane Society's Vice President Brian Macfarlane.