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The Official Home of the Clan McLea - the Highland Livingstones

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Clan Livingstone/MacLea Society

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt wrote in Clans, Families and Septs

"It should first be recognised that a clan or family is a legally recognised group in Scotland, which has a corporate identity in the same way that a company, club or partnership has a corporate identity in law.

A clan or family is a 'noble incorporation' because it has an officially recognised chief or head who being a nobleman of Scotland confers his noble status on the clan or family, thus making it a legally and statutorily recognised noble corporation often called 'the Honourable Clan…' .... The chief's Seal of Arms, incorporated by the Lord Lyon's letters Patent, is the seal of the corporation, like a company seal, but only the chief is empowered by law to seal important documents on behalf of his clan.

A clan as a noble incorporation is recognised as the chief’s heritable property - he owns it in law and is responsible for its administration and development."

We have no formal society as yet - but will very soon have the numbers to start one. As a first step join our discussion group.

As the Chief is now 91 years old, he has delegated the day-to-day running of the Clan to Niall Livingstone of Bachuil, yr (Young Bachuil).

In recognition of the sterling work that Robert Livingston, Placerville, California has contributed to the clan, he was appointed as the Clan Commissioner in the Americas.


Fully aware of Rob's health this was very much intended as an honour - we understood that he was unlikely to have the time or energy to move the clan society forward.

Clan Officers Needed

If anyone feels that they would like to help please contact Bachuil. You might like to "volunteer" someone else!

Last updated 22 May, 2008