About Us

About Us

Founded in 2005, the Clan Strachan Scottish Heritage Society (aka Clan Strachan Society) is a Federal Tax Exempt Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation.

The Society is organised exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Specifically, the Corporation will promote the history, tradition, and heritage of the Scottish culture; encourage education, the collection and preservation of records, traditions and historical material related to the history of the Scottish culture wherever located; provide instruction on Genealogical research techniques; perform such charitable work as is compatible with the aims and objectives of the Society; to invest in any property worldwide that has relevance to the needs and objectives of the Society; and to engage in any other lawful activities.

In 2012, the Society became one of the few Scottish Clan organisations granted Arms by the Court of the Lord Lyon. The Armigerous Clan Strachan Society is therefore a worthy and deserving organisation recognised by Her Majesty's Lord Lyon, King of Arms in Edinburgh.

Within the precedence of Clan Strachan, the Armigerous Society is further recognised by the Clan Strachan Constitution as the most important indeterminant cadet armiger, subordinate only to the Clan Chief and his immediate family; branch-chiefs (chieftains); and the Household of the Chief.

The Role of the Society within Clan Strachan is to act as liaison between the Clan Representor (Chief or Commander), his Clan Council, and the various persons located throughout the world who fondly associate themselves with Clan Strachan (i.e., STRACHAN clansmen). Further, the Society and our Board of Directors are charged with certain economic and financial matters of the Clan, which are compatible with the non-profit aims of the Society.

Absent a Chief of Clan Strachan, in accordance with Scottish clan culture and tradition, it is the primary responsibility of the Society work towards identifying a new Commander (and subsequent Chief) of the family, and in doing so the Society will work closely with the Court of the Lord Lyon to return honour and dignity to the Name of Strachan.