Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of
information regarding the Clan Mackay many respected authorities
differ on the complex question of the clans history and its septs.
Therefore the information on this site cannot be fully comprehensive
or definitive. I will endeavour to modify and update the site
as and when new information is brought to my attention.
WANT TO JOIN A CLAN MACKAY SOCIETY? There are a number of Clan Mackay Societies around the world and to benefit most from a society you should, in general, join the one closest to where you live as many will organise social events, clan gatherings, etc.. Check my LINKS page to find a society. Those of you living in the UK or in countries without a local society may wish to join The Clan Mackay Society in Scotland.
TRYING TO TRACE YOUR ANCESTORS IN SCOTLAND? If you are looking to trace your roots in Scotland then may I suggest that you use The National Registry for Scotland. This is a government run website holding records of births, marriages and deaths in Scotland.
If you know someone who may be interested in this site then please pass the site address onto them http://www.clan-mackay.co.uk
This site is best viewed with Internet Explorer 6 in 1024 x 768 mode. This current site incorporates "Flash", "Frames" and "Java Script" which some older browsers may not be able to read. At present there is no fixed standards for browsers, so some browsers may interpret coding differently, so what I see and what you see may be entirely different. The site was designed for Microsoft's Internet Explorer because it is the most popular and it is quite forgiving with small errors in coding.
Acknowledgement must be made to Rev. Angus Mackay, Dr Ian Grimble, Dr Gary Mckay and their fellow historians who have made tremendous efforts in unearthing the history of Clan Mackay. Next I would like to thank all those people who have contributed directly to this site, it is heartening to know that so many are willing to share their information freely with others. In particular I would thank my father, Ken Mackie, without whose help this site would not have been possible. I would also thank all those men and women who have created "the web" so many giving freely of their time and ideas to make it possible for us to communicate information around our world.
Nothing included on this web site is meant to offend anyone in any way. All copyrights and trademarks which have been unwittingly infringed are acknowledged. The opinions expressed are entirely those of the author. The illustrations used may not necessarily represent actual locations or objects discussed in the text. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this site and associated pages, the author cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions, neither can the author be held responsible for the consequence of using such information.
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