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Clan cairt o Scotland

Scottish clans (frae Scots Gaelic clann, "childer"), gie a sense o identity an shared strynd tae fowk in Scotland an tae thair relations throughout the warld, wi a formal structur o Clan Chiefs recognised 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, uisually datin tae the 19t century, an memmers o the clan mey wear kilts, plaids, sashes, ties, scarves, or ither items o clothin made o the appropriate tartan as a badge o memmership an as a uniform whaur appropriate.

Clans generally identify wi geografical auries oreeginally controlled bi the Chiefs, uisually wi 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.