Welcome to the official website for the Buchanan Clan Chief and his family
Welcome to the official website for the Buchanan clan chief & his family.
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John Michael Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan
of that Ilk is Chief of the Name and Arms of Buchanan
In 2018 Mike petitioned a change of title from the Buchanan of Leny and Arnprior to the Buchanan of Buchanan.
To claim this role, The Buchanan addressed every requirement in the heraldic court of law of the Lord Lyon:
- He was born and raised in Scotland
- His residence in Scotland, the clan seat, has been in his family since the 13th century
- He has precisely traced his lineage back to Sir Walter Buchanan of that Ilk b. 1338
- After 10 meticulous years of research, his genealogist assessed and dismissed every alternative claim
- He has proven that he is a person of impecable character
His role as chief is now undisputed.
The Buchanan is pictured here before the Seat of Clan Buchanan, holding the Lion Sword and White Rod of Clan Buchanan. Wearing a commemorative Tartan designed for the Inauguration
The Chief of Buchanan is patron to:
The Clan Buchanan Society International (CBSI) was formed in 1970 as the “Clan Buchanan Society in America” to promote and grow the Clan Buchanan. For more information regarding the CBSI click here
The Buchanan Society is the world’s oldest clan society and, today, it is purely a charitable body. Eligible members may apply for a Hardship Grant or an Education Grant. Click here to learn more
For a detailed history of Clan Buchanan click here