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About Clan Henderson Society


Sola Virtus Nobilitat (Virtue Alone Enobles)


The sons of Henry (MacEanruig) are a family as old as any clan in the Highlands.  In modern times, Clan Henderson traces lineage through the Chief of the Name and Arms of Henderson, Alistair of Fordell.  However, in times more distant Henderson’s can claim descent from a King of the Picts and down through five unique bloodlines evolving from the regions of Caithness, Fordell, Glencoe, Shetlands/Liddesdale and Ulster.  Henderson’s from the Glencoe region have strong ties to the MacDonald Clan and were renowned as pipers and bodyguards to the Glencoe MacDonald Chief (MacIan). Henderson’s from the Caithness region have ties to the Clan Gunn.


“The Henderson’s Are Here!”

The Purposes and Goals of the Clan Henderson Society are focused in 7 key areas:

  • Culture:  Foster Scottish culture and activities
  • Games:  Promote Scottish Festivals and Games
  • Genealogy:  Assist in Genealogical research
  • Fellowship:  Foster fellowship and friendship 
  • History: Maintain and promote the history of the Scottish Clans
  • Awards:  Promote charitable and educational activities and maintain a scholarship program
  • "Gather the Clan":  as directed by our Chief, Alistair of Fordell, primarily by identifying members through the Society and its affiliates
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