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Scottish clans (frae Scots Gaelic clann, "childer"), give a sense o identity an shared descent tae fowk in Scotland an tae their relations throughout the warld, wi a formal structure o Clan Chiefs recognized bi the court o the Lord Lyon, King o Arms which acts as an authority concernin matters o heraldry an Coat o Arms. Each clan haes its awn tartan patterns, usually datin tae the 19t century, an memmers o the clan may wear kilts, plaids, sashes, ties, scarves, or other items o clothin made o the appropriate tartan as a badge o memmership an as a uniform where appropriate.

Clans generally identify wi geografical auries originally controlled bi the Chiefs, usually with an ancestral castle an clan gatherins form a regular pairt o the social scene. The maist notable gatherin o recent times wis "The Gathering 2009" which included a "clan convention" in the Scots parliament an wis a complete success.