I got this letter in...
February 16, 2015
Alastair Mclntyre Electric Scotland 167 Raleigh St Chatham, Ontario N7M
On the enclosed CD, with the rather pretentious label of "Clans of the
Brea d’Albane, a collection of Scottish Histories,” you will find a
series of documents that I think will make an excellent addition to the
Electric Scotland Website. As the label indicates, these are histories
of the Clan Macnab, the Dewars of St. Fillian and the Clan Macnish of
Bredalbane. MacNab, Dewar and Mcnishe each have separate folders. Within
each folder, the number at the beginning of each individual file name
indicates the order in which the documents are meant to be read.
Some of the Macnish documents are in PDF format the rest are in
Microsoft Word .doc format. These are not copies of the original
documents but my own versions, based on the originals. To aid the
reader, footnotes and annotations have been added, to explain the
historical context of events and the meaning of words with which the
average reader may be unfamiliar.
This collection of documents represents nearly two decades of effort,
which began as a project to share the, then out of print, history of the
Clan MacNab with my own family. I started by turning that brief history
into a Word document, then, to add to that outline, I began searching
out other published sources and the project eventually grew to the
comprehensive set of histories which you will find on the CD.
Unfortunately the entire project came to an end when the owners of the
two Clan MacNab websites turned out to be total ####'s.... and I cut off all
contact with them. I also came to the realization that much of the Clan
MacNab history was fraudulent, as was set out by the Rev. William A.
Gilles in his book “In Famed Breadalbane”. The whole sordid story is set
out in the file 001 .A Resignation in the Clan Macnab folder.
You have my permission to post as much or as little of the enclosed
material on Electric Scotland in the form presented on the CD or
modified however you see fit — I hope you will publish it all - and you
may assign credit, also as you see fit.
If you do decide to upload any of this material to the Electric Scotland
website please let me know — you can contact me at the e-mail address at
Former Clan Macnab Clan Society Historian (Resigned)
And thus I now make
available the documents David sent in by compiling each of the three
collections into its own pdf file...
The Macab Dewars
Clan Nish or MacNIshe