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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.
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International Clan MacFarlane Societ Arms

Glossary of Basic Heraldic Terminology

Appended below are basic heraldic terms including those that lend themselves to the general definition and interpretation of the MacFarlane chiefly and corporate coats-of-arms. achievement – a full coat-of-arms with crest, helmet, mantling,…
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The official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn. A fictitious creature may seem an odd choice for a country’s national animal, but perhaps not for a country famed for its love for and long history of myth and legend, and the unicorn…
Flag depicting International Clan MacFarlane Society Arms. 3'X5' made of sturdy outdoor material printed with UV Ink. Perfect for display on Clan Tents and other Society Functions. From the Court of the Lord Lyon: "The coat of arms fills the banner right to its edges, as though it were a rectangular shield. It is quite wrong to use a banner of a plain colour with the owner's arms on a shield in the middle. This would mean that the owner's arms were ...of that colour with a lithe inescutcheon In the centre. Nor should the external "additaments" be shown, i.e., helmet, mantling, crest, motto and supporters. Its purpose is the location and identification of its owner, and it Is the visual equivalent of his name. The extent of its usage depends upon the corporate body, whether it is only flown over the headquarters building or at all the company's or corporation's sites. Its use as a car bonnet flag is restricted to the head of the corporate body and when he is acting as such"


When you are at a Highland Games/Celtic Festival there are always interesting sights to see, some you may have seen before, some are quite unique. One of the unique things you will see is usually flying at the International Clan MacFarlane Society,…