The Buchan Clan

Clan Motto: NON INFERIORA SECUTUS
Translation: NOT HAVING FOLLOWED MEANS PURSUITS

The name often brings to mind the cold windswept corner of the North East that many generations have faced. Nowadays newly discovered oil has put the name at the forefront of the news. The earliest Buchans on record date back to 1200 and before. Major-General Thomas Buchan was born in Auchmacoy in 1641, led the forces of King James II during rebellions of 1689 while his brother Colonol John Buchan of Cairnbulg fought on the opposite side. There was a famous Dr Alexander Buchan in the early days of meteorology (Buchan's cold spell), and more recently John Buchan the author who became Govenor-General of Canada and Lord Tweedsmuir. The chiefs of the family live at Auchmacoy House, Ellon and have been there continuously since around 1530. The family firm of John.M.Buchan Ltd. weave the tartan for the Royal Family

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