The Scottish Clans Podcast
Episode 95  The Bloodiest Border Clan Battle: Dryfe Sands Pt. 1  The Contestants

Episode 95 The Bloodiest Border Clan Battle: Dryfe Sands Pt. 1 The Contestants

May 12, 2021

This is the first part of at least two episodes about an all-out war between the Maxwells and the Johnstones, two of the most powerful clans in the West March.  The Battle of Dryfe Sands was the climax in a feud that had gone on for decades and involved many of the most prominent kindreds in the western Border country.  In this episode, we set the stage for a showdown that will leave hundreds dead.  

Sponsor:

USA Kilts - www.usakilts.com

Sources

http://maxwellsociety.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dryfe_Sands

https://archive.org/details/battleofdryfesan00mvit

 

Episode 94  Frontier Clans: The Keiths

Episode 94 Frontier Clans: The Keiths

April 30, 2021

They're not Border clans.  They're not Highland clans.  They have territory and a kin base in both the Lowlands and Highlands.  We're calling them "frontier clans".  Let's look at the history of the Keiths and some of the defining moments in their history as well as some cultural aspects of their history.  Thanks for joining me and I apologize for the tinny sound.  This is also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Sponsor:  usakilts.com and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCni9cPU0kh5S84aQ-3d_DJA

 

Episode 93  A Hungarian Clan?  The Leslies

Episode 93 A Hungarian Clan? The Leslies

April 23, 2021

There's more to this kindred than an unusual origin.  Join me as I explore some interesting elements of the history of the Leslies.

Sponsor:

usakilts.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCni9cPU0kh5S84aQ-3d_DJA

Sources:

https://www.clanleslie.org/page02.php#

https://www.clanlesliesociety.org/resources

Episode 92  Showdown between the MacLarens and Buchanans

Episode 92 Showdown between the MacLarens and Buchanans

April 16, 2021

In this episode I discuss three interesting things about the MacLarens of Balquhidder, finishing with their fight with the Buchanans of Leny.  This is also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Sponsor:

usakilts.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCni9cPU0kh5S84aQ-3d_DJA

Sources:

https://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/maclare2.html

http://glendiscovery.com/the_clans_of_balquhidder.html#_ftnref7

Episode 91  The Lamonts and Highland Hospitality

Episode 91 The Lamonts and Highland Hospitality

April 1, 2021

In this episode, I discuss a few interesting points about Clan Lamont, including a cool story about reciprocated Highland hospitality that was a life-saver on more than one occasion.  This is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify as well.

 

usakilts.com

https://www.clanlamontsociety.com/history?doing_wp_cron=1617075156.8535199165344238281250

Episode 90  The Dunoon Massacre: Lamonts vs. Campbells

Episode 90 The Dunoon Massacre: Lamonts vs. Campbells

March 25, 2021

The Glencoe Massacre has a competitor for the "Most Grim Story" category.  Join me for this account of a feud between the Campbells and Lamonts and its tragic ending with the Dunoon Massacre.  This is also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

https://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/htol/lamont2.html

https://theravenreport.com/2016/12/08/the-dunoon-massacre-took-a-scottish-family-feud-too-far/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCni9cPU0kh5S84aQ-3d_DJA

www.usakilts.com

 

 

Episode 89  Are You Celtic?

Episode 89 Are You Celtic?

March 18, 2021

I’ve seen a lot of conversations on the interwebs that lead me to believe that the term “Celtic” is a little foggy in the minds of many people.  In this episode I endeavor to bring some clarity to the term and hope this will help people see their ancestry a little more clearly.  Hope you enjoy!  This is also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celts
usakilts.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCni9cPU0kh5S84aQ-3d_DJA

Episode 88  Cleanse the Causeway/Were the Hamiltons a Clan?

Episode 88 Cleanse the Causeway/Were the Hamiltons a Clan?

March 8, 2021

This episode is a mix of an exciting story and an academic conversation regarding the nature of clans, with the Hamiltons being the case study.  I hope you enjoy it!

 

usakilts.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCni9cPU0kh5S84aQ-3d_DJA

http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/history/Battles/causeway.htm

Episode 87  The Hamilton War Cry

Episode 87 The Hamilton War Cry

February 25, 2021

Here's one for you Hamiltons.  There's a short introduction to the Hamiltons followed by the story of the origin of their war cry "Through!"  In case you don't use Podbean, this is also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCni9cPU0kh5S84aQ-3d_DJA

usakilts.com

I'm sorry I couldn't find where I found the article to post a link.  I'll keep trying and add it later to the facebook group.

Hamilton DNA:  http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/g/a/gah4/HamDNA/Results.html

 

 

Episode 86  Trouble in the Western Isles Pt. 2

Episode 86 Trouble in the Western Isles Pt. 2

February 16, 2021

Let's finish the story we started in the last episode.  MacDonalds v. MacLeans.  Lots of destruction.  An absolute lack of romance.  Let's go!  Also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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