Clans and Heritage
A Scottish clan is a kinship group among the Scottish people. Clans give a sense of shared identity and descent to members, and in modern times have an official structure recognized by the Court of the Lord Lyon, which regulates Scottish heraldry and Coats of Arms. Most clans have their own tartan patterns, usually dating from the 19th century, which members may incorporate into kilts or other clothing. The Fergus Scottish Festival is home to one of the largest Clan gatherings outside of Scotland, with an increasing number of clans each year. In 2019 the Festival hosted 56 Clans and the Right Honourable the Lord Lyon King of Arms Joseph Morrow himself was our honoured guest.