Welcome to Clan MacFarlane Worldwide!
If you're like the rest of us you have no doubt found yourself pondering your heritage. Maybe your interest was nurtured as a child or maybe it was just discovered. Either way, we're glad your interest has led you here and we invite you to become part of our worldwide, yet tight, community. Our goals are to educate, share, and take pride in our heritage.
We are MacFarlanes of all spelling variations, McGaws, Spruells, Robbs, Millers, Websters, Weavers, Blacks and many others. Together we form a organization that's kept by the strongest of bonds... family. We answer to the call Loch Sloy, we carry the arms of our forefathers, we preserve the heritage that is so uniquely yours and ours.
It is with your support that the heritage of Clan MacFarlane will continue to thrive for another 800 years. Please join today.
Flowers of the Forest
When we lose a CMW friend or family member, we like to include their name in a Clan gathering so their passing can be memorialized. The tune “Flowers of the Forest” is played by a lone piper. It is a moving moment for all. So I wandered into the internet to find out why this particular tune is played. I found this:
“Why is Flowers of the Forest played at funerals?
In late 1942, according to the late Duchess of Windsor's Memoir, The Duke of Windsor asked that it be played at the funeral of his brother, the Duke of Kent, who was killed in a plane crash in the Highlands. Apparently it was a personal favourite of Prince George, Duke of Kent.” (Google search, 3 Dec 2021).
If you haven’t heard the tune, you can listen to it here, sung by Isla St. Clair, and followed with the pipes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTkGNcntD7s
And with that, we are sad to hear of the passing two of our CMW family: David Starbuck and Lynn Allgier, but know that we can see them off with good thoughts and memories. Both will be missed.
David R. Starbuck: Archaeologist, author and professor passed away 27 December 2020. David was from New York. Clan MacFarlane Worldwide carried his book regarding a dig in Scotland about MacFarlanes.
You can read his obit here: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/timesunion-albany/name/david-starbuck-obituary?id=5060055
Or read a remembrance from the Shaker Museum:
Lynn James McFarland-Allgier: (1940-2021). mechanical engineer. Lynn passed away 18 March 2021. Lynn was from Utah and leaves behind a lovely family. We had the pleasure of meeting him at one of our first Annual Members' Meeting at Thanksgiving Point, Utah.
You can read his obit at: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/saltlaketribune/name/lynn-allgier-obituary?id=6990669
Diaspora - 3 December 2021. CASSOC Newsletter Fall 2021
The Fall 2021 issue of the CASSOC newsletter is available for our members to read online. Be sure to sign in --> Select Publications --> Diaspora, and then scroll down to find the item you wish to read.
Diaspora - 3 Decemer 2021 Scottish Banner
The November issue of the Scottish Banner is available for our paying members to read online. To view: Sign in at https://clanmacfarlane.org --> Choose Publications --> Choose Diaspora --> Scroll down to find the latest issue you wish to read.
Not a member? Join! Go to our website and select "Your Membership" from the menu bar and then join.
Diaspora - 2 December 2021 - Claymore Newsletter from COSCA
The November issue of the Claymore is now available for our voting/paying CMW members. This issue is filled with heraldry information that is fascinating! Not a member? Please use the link from the top menu bar "Your Membership" and join. Well worth the little bit of annual dues.
To read the latest issue, sign in at the website and then select Publications --> then select Diaspora. The article is attached near the bottom. Cheers!
December 2021 Loch Sloy
The December 2021 issue of the Loch Sloy! is now available to read by all our voting/paying members. To access this issue, just login with you username/password on the website: https://clanmacfarlane.org and then select Publications from the menu bar and then select the Loch Sloy Magazine link. Then you only need to scroll down to find the latest issue you wish to read. Select the link to the attachment and it will open into a nice .pdf version for you to enjoy.