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Clans of the Brea d’Alban
A collection of Scottish Histories, Macnab, Dewar, Macnish and Associated Families Compiled and edited by David Rorer


I got this letter in...

DAVID RORER
February 16, 2015

Alastair Mclntyre Electric Scotland 167 Raleigh St Chatham, Ontario N7M 2NA Canada

Alastair:

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 David Rorer

David Rorer
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...

Clan MacNab
The Dewars of St. Fillan
Clan Nish or MacNIshe

DAVID RORER

March 31, 2019

Alastair McIntire
Electric Scotland
167 Raleigh St
Chatham, Ontario
N7M 2N4
Canada

Alastair:

Some years ago, when I submitted the CD tided “Clans of the Brea d’Albane, a collection of Scottish Histories” I had no idea whether or not you would accept it as suitable for uploading to Electric Scotland and it was a very pleasant surprise to learn that it was. The first iteration was pretty rough but it was later replaced with a cleaner version and a number of people, who found it on Electric Scodand, reached out with complements on the work.

At the time I had meant to step away from any further involvement with the Clan MacNab and Scottish history as my interactions with several individuals associated with the clan society, had left a rather bad taste. Since then, however, the clan society has been revitali2ed with different leaders, Jamie MacNab of Macnab is now chief, after the passing of his father James Charles MacNab of MacNab and the Clan now has a Facebook page, on which I have been active.

The positive feedback, given me by a number of people has prompted a review of die documents making up Clans of the Brea d’Alban and I have made a number of changes, adding new material and reorganizing the documents so there are fewer individual ones.

In addition to the clan histories I have also formatted “Legends of the Black Watch”, as a word document adding illustrations and background, explaining the context of the stories. My thought being that though the stories are fiction, they are based on real events and persons, which most modern day readers would be unaware of. All the chapters are in a single Word document, instead of as the version currently on Electric Scotland, which is partly text (the first two chapters) the rest as PDF files.

There is a well-known connection between the Black Watch and the Clan MacNab. The regiment is associated with Perthshire, one of the officers appointed at its founding was the son of the then Chief of Clan MacNab, the Black Watch and MacNab tartans are identical except for the colors.

You have my permission to post as much or as little of the enclosed material on Electric Scotland in the form presented on the enclosed 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 the bottom of this page dsbrorer@fuse.net

Sincerely,

David Rorer
Former Clan Macnab Clan Society Historian (Resigned)

Files are first in MS Word format and then pdf files...

0.Read Me First.docx
01lntroduction.docx
02.Clans of the Brea dAlban.docx
03.The Last Lairds of Macnab.docx
04.The Clan Macnab History part one.docx
05.The Clan Macnab History part two.docx
06.The Clan Macnab History part three.docx
07.The Clan Macnab History part four.docx
08.The Dewars of St Fillan.docx
09.Macnab-MacDougall.docx
10.Macnab - Macnish Feud.docx
11.History of Clan Macneish.docx
12.MacGregors and Campbells.docx
15.Scots Law.docx
16.The Highland Clans.docx
19Legends of The Black Watch.docx
21.MacNish title & forward.pdf
22.MacNish Contents.pdf
23.MacNish ChaptIpdf
24.MacNish ChaptII.pdf
25.MacNish Chapt III.pdf
26.MacNish Chapt IV.pdf
27.MacNish chaptV.pdf
28.MacNish Chapt VI.pdf
29.MacNish Index.pdf
Bredalbane Papers.pdf
perthshireinbygoOOdrumuoft.pdf
blackbookoftaymoOOinneuoft.pdf
lairdsofglenlyonOOcampuoft.pdf
lastlairdofmacnab by frasier.pdf
clanmacnabshortshist.pdf


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