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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...

February 16, 2015

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


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

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