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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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.

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.

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12 hours ago

I’m always late to the TV party... just watching season 6 of Schitts Creek... looky here, what? Yasss! 💙🤍👀 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 ... See MoreSee Less

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9 hours ago

My name is Kevin Mcskimming and Im a Ayr born and raised Scottish Lowland researcher and I specialise in Ayrshire Nobility and Cadet Lines also Gateway Ancestors and name clusters and started the group just under 3 years ago i think now after becoming ill and boredom whilst recovering my tree i had done long before well as you can never actually complete your tree I had a fair bit of it done,
I also have a project which was a result of firstly realising how little the overseas descendants knew about the history and the geography and our links with Ulster ( not Ireland ) and its Importance in the majority of researching your Scots ancestors also with your Royal and Noble Ancestors the project has 400 links to ancient Royal and Noble families of the Scots which is not only the best source you can get for far back but also an amazing read that you won't ever get through the lot of it also allot more stuff which makes the Project there is also a free subscription in which you will get the Blog/Newsletter every week details are at
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8 hours ago

My Gran born Wigtown, my Dad born Sorbie, The Martin family of Whithorn my Grans main family but also Mochrum, Glen Luce, Stranraer, Castle Douglas Old luc, Stoneykirk, Kirkmaiden, Kirkinner, Kirkcudbright, Girton, Borgue, Tongland and my Mcskimmings are of Blackcraig Gedmatch H054991 ... See MoreSee Less

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