just say that we always recommend you visit your own clan web site as that
is where you should get the most up to date information on your clan. This
is also why we will always list official clan web sites where we know of
The specific source of our classification is the Clan and Family
Encyclopaedia written by George Way and Romilly Squire (both eminent
scholars and officials of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs and Lord
= Officially registered
clans, with Clan Chiefs, that are registered with the Lord Lyon
** = Officially registered clans,
without Clan Chiefs, that are registered with the Lord Lyon Court.
* = These are clans that we are told are in the
process of applying for registration.
From a letter received from
the Court of the Lord Lyon 28 August 2002
"I think it would be fair to say that there are official clans that both
have a clan chief and do not have a clan chief, but we would not normally
use the word "official". There is either a clan or there is not, be it
with a chief or chiefless. It is not so much the case that the clan is
recognised, it is that there has been a recognised chief of the name, and
that constitutes a chief or an organised group of people being either a
clan or family."
Clans, Families and Septs written
by Sir Crispin Agnew
of Lochnaw Bt., which will give the official position of the Lyon Court.