AGM for 2021
will be Sep. 11 at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games in Nashville, Tn.
Everyone Come!

Thank you for choosing the Courtyard Brentwood to host the upcoming Clan Henderson Society guests.  I am delighted to be your Event Specialistwho will be assisting you during the reservation phase for your group and I look forward to working with you.    Your group block is now ready for guests to begin making their reservations. Reservations can be made by either calling toll-free to our reservations line at 1(800) 321-2211 and asking for the Clan Henderson Society group block at the Courtyard Brentwood, or, guests can go online via the reservation link provided for you below.  Reservations can be made up to the scheduled cut-off date of Friday, August 13th in order to receive the group discounted rate.


Event Summary:

Clan Henderson Society

Start Date: 2021 Sep 8, Wed

End Date: 2021 Sep 14, Tue

Last Day to Book: 2021 Aug 13, Fri

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

·         Courtyard Nashville Brentwood for 119 USD per night

·         Courtyard Nashville Brentwood for 119 USD per night

Book your group rate for Clan Henderson Society


If you have questions or need help with the links, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.




O 615-493-7281


103 East Park Drive

Brentwood, TN 37027

Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, Pa. Sep 24-26 2021



We are excited to announce that Celtic Classic is back! In its 34th year, the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival is held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, during the weekend of September 24, 25, and 26th, 2021, and we are excited to invited you to represent your Scottish clan or society, your Welsh society, or your Irish organization.   


We hope you come share your heritage with our thousands of visitors:


Parade:  On Saturday, show off your Clan or Society tartan and banners alongside local high school bands and pipe and drum bands from throughout North America in the parade through the streets of beautiful and historic city of Bethlehem. 


Set up a tent in the Celtic Heritage Hollow area for Saturday and Sunday:  Interact with other clans and festival visitors in our Celtic Heritage Hollow area and share your rich history. In the Celtic Heritage Hollow area, the Children’s Activity Tent, a Heritage stage for performers, and competitions invite many visitors to the venue.  This Celtic Heritage Hollow area is open only from 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.*A prize will be given for the Best Tent. 


We are hoping to add a new program of a children’s marker to increase your visitors to your clan booths, too, and other fun ways to make this a wonderful weekend for our visitors.


If you are interested, please take the time at your earliest convenience to return the attached forms or download them from https://www.celticfest.org/celtic-classic-clans-and-societies. Because spaces are limited, we are requesting that you please respond by July 15,2021, with your registration form and payment of $25.00 to secure your 10’ by 10’ spot. 


We hope that you can come share your heritage with the visitors to Celtic Classic in Bethlehem. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have at mmulligan@celticfest.org.


Please note that all CDC, state, and local guidelines will be followed at Celtic Classic, and we are kept updated weekly from city officials. 





Marcie Mulligan

Director of Cultural Education

First Annual Clan Henderson Christmas Card Design

Christmas Presents
Christmas Wreath

Clan Henderson Society Members,

I would like to invite the Children and Grandchildren of Clan Henderson Members to create a Christmas Card!  The cards will be printed and made available for Society Members.  The card should be designed with a Clan Henderson/Scottish theme.  This is a good way to encourage young members to learn their Scottish heritage and to become engaged in our Society.  It is also a good way to bring awareness of our Society to your family and friends.  The proceeds will go to support the Clan Henderson Society Scholarship Program.

Important Dates:

Submit entries by Sept. 1, 2021

Selection complete by October 1, 2021

Design and advertise cards, October 16, 2021

Accept pre-orders between October 16, and November 13, 2021

Print cards by November 20

Ship pre-orders, November 21, 2021

Information to provide with the submission:

Name of Artist

Age of Artist

Region of Artist

Picture of Artist

Brief description of the Artist

Submit the design to:

Louis Russell:  louis.russell@functionalproteins.com and

Mary Lane Henderson:  marylanehenderson1@gmail.com

Your cousin,

Louis Russell

Christmas Bulldogs

Letter from Leon Hicks

Dear Society Members and Associates

Below is a link to videos about the Fordell Castle (composed by Suzanne Emerson) and stories told by Allen Henderson, RC of the UK, about the Henderson Stone at Glencoe. This link resides on our website.(Look in the header) Please visit this website often to stay informed.

During a recent survey of members, the question was asked “why is the CHS so North Carolina centric?” I confess the question came as a bit of a surprise, but it occurs to me that there is a lot about the history of the Society that is unknown. We are working on a complete history that we hope to be available soon, but the short answer is as follows.

In September 1986, David S. Henderson, an attorney from New Bern, NC, contacted Dr. John William Phillip Henderson of Queensland Australia, who was recognized as the Chief of the Name and Arms of Henderson, to officially form the Clan Henderson Society. The permission was granted. The first official gathering occurred in 1988 at the Highland Games and Festival at Grandfather Mountain, NC. David S. Henderson, being an attorney in North Carolina, filed the necessary paperwork to establish a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation through the State of North Carolina. We are officially Clan Henderson Society, Inc. The official offices were established at his office in New Bern for all official correspondence from the State and/or IRS. More recently, the office for official communications has been moved to Southport, NC due to the fact that David S Henderson has retired from Society Operations, and the President of the Society (yours truly) lives in Southport.

Quite by accident, as it turns out, there are more Scottish surnames in North Carolina than any other state due to the early migration patterns of Highland Scots to the Cape Fear Region, and Scot Irish from Northern Ireland to the piedmont and mountain regions of the state. Many of these earliest migrants were Hendersons.

I hope you enjoy the videos, and that the above explains why our society is officially based in North Carolina.



Enjoy some Scottish Films

  Click on the link below


We have a new chaplain for Florida :  Dan Henderson as of 7/17/2021

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Dan was installed Chaplain of clan Henderson for Hendersons in Florida by Clan Chaplain Kyle Henderson and deputy Chief Dave Henderson.  Also standing is Fred Sanford, Ed Hendricks, and Judy Henderson!

A Note from our past Genealogist and DNA Administrator

James Henderson1 month ago:

Stumbling onto the Clan Henderson YouTube Channel and the updated online website was like a visitation from the Ghost of Christmas Future. Back in 2009 I was the Clan Henderson Genealogist and Clan DNA Administrator. My name is James E. Henderson. Looking into the future from my 2009 bedroom, the Christmas ghost showed me the Henderson Society of the year 2021. To my amazement the Henderson Society had grown not only in numbers but in quality. Someone of high merit had assumed leadership of the clan, someone who understands the importance of online marketing and dynamic vision. The Clan's website graphics improved to a professional level. The content became interesting and challenging. To my relief, the Henderson Society, did not collapse under its own weight as I had feared it would. Instead the CLAN seems healthy and thriving. Are the various regions of the society just as healthy. That's my wish for all in those regions who claim the name.

My Heritage Offer to ‘Colorize’ Your Photographs

My Heritage have recently been publicising a new device which allows you to colorize your black & white family photos automatically. Free signup is required, however, photos uploaded without completing signup are automatically deleted to protect your privacy. For more information, please follow the link to their website: https://www.myheritage.com/incolor/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=403950_newsletter_202002&utm_term=In+Color&utm_content=EN&tr_date=20200217

However, if this doesn’t work, SGS member Lynn Corrigan has suggested a couple of other websites to try which do the same thing: https://demos.algorithmia.com/colorize-photos; and https://colourise.sg

Settlers to North Carolina

Read About the New Cape Fear/Wilmington, North Carolina Memorial

Click the Red Button Below

Researchers Find William Wallace's House

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Wilia Wallace, 13th century “freedom fighter” and his 16 fighting men supposedly used this campsite (or fort) named “Wallace House” to attack the British in small skirmishes. The site is in Dumfries and Galloway council area. Forestry & Land Scotland archaeologist, Matt Ritchie, conducted an aerial survey to give us a glimpse of the site.   Just think, Wallace and his men occupied this site over 700 years ago!

Some think the fort was the staging ground for plans to capture the Scottish castle of Lochmaben in 1297. The castle held a strong defensive position high enough to have a clear view of the lands south of the castle.

      Historian Michael Brown (University of St. Andrews, Scotland) describes Wallace as a “patriotic hero whose only concern was the liberty and protection of his fellow Scots.” Wallace was fed up with England’s treatment of Scotland and he rallied Scotland’s fiercest patriots (Jacobites) to defeat the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. However, that was the last victory for one of Scotland’s most famous patriots as he was ultimately caught, imprisoned, and executed for his “crimes against England.”

Because Wallace’s movements were unknown after Stirling, Ritchie’s team took hundreds of pictures and cobbled them together to form the images into the model above.

It would be fantastic if this fort were actually built by Wallace and his men!

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Debbie Doty, Inducted into Order of the Chief

Time to secure your tickets for 2021!

As a valued member of our Tattoo mailing list, we’re excited to tell you that you’re the first to hear that we’ll be going on general sale for 2021 on Monday! From 10am (BST) on 19th October 2020 you can get your Tattoo tickets by selecting the button below.

We were disappointed to cancel our 70th anniversary show this year; however, we’ve now begun our journey back to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade and cannot wait to welcome you.

With your safety in mind we are opening a limited capacity arena for 2021 and anticipate ticket demand will be high, so please make sure to secure your 2021 tickets as soon as you can!

The 2021 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will run from the 6 – 28 August 2021. 

Book your 2021 Tattoo tickets here!

Changes for 2021

For the safety of our guests, we are implementing social distancing measures for 2021. To do this, we are opening a reduced capacity arena. You can select up to 8 tickets in one transaction, however we have limited 4 seats together within the arena. Our online seating plan is available to help your party find seats close together.

The quickest way to purchase tickets is online, however, if you wish to purchase more than 8 tickets or require mobility support, please contact our Box Office team our +44 (0) 131 225 1188.

Our phone lines are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00am – 4:30pm (BST) and Wednesday 11:00am – 4:30pm (BST).

If you would like to learn more about the safety measures we are implementing for 2021, please follow this link for FAQ's . Please note, this will be subject to change based on guidelines at the time of the event and we recommend that our audience check this closer to attending. 

We hope to welcome you in 2021.  Please go to:





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