Clan Buchanan Society International

Dover, Delaware

The CBSI was formed in 1970 as the Clan Buchanan Society in America.  It was founded at the Grandfather Mountain Games in North Carolina.  The name was later changed to the Clan Buchanan Society International Inc., to reflect our society’s expanded purpose and membership.


1    fostering and promoting understanding and good fellowship among descendants of the peoples of Scotland

2    studying, preserving and promoting the culture, customs, and traditions of Scottish people, especially the Clan Buchanan

3    fostering and promoting the society by initiating goals and objectives consistent with our heritage and the desires of the membership.

But, Why create a ‘society’?

The Clan Buchanan is one of the original Highland Clans of Scotland, with a proud and vibrant history: but following 337 years without a chief; displacement due to English disbandment, economic hardship, and the industrial revolution the clan emigrated to all parts of the globe. Our society connects us from the past to the future. 

And with a new Chief, we are experiencing an opportunity to reinvigorate and reinvent our clan

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There are an estimated 4 million Buchanan Clansmen around the world; the CBSI seeks to engage with as many as possible.

Why become a member?

Any person who is of Buchanan descent, one of the Septs, or affiliated families can join and celebrate their Scottish heritage or anyone wishing to explore Scottish heritage regardless of having a direct connection to the Clan Buchanan. We offer insights to Buchanan and Scottish history, traditions, activities, research, and genealogy.

Your membership gets you:

Newsletter, the “Buchanan Banner”
The Buchanan Banner, comes out electronically four times a year to keep you up to date on what’s going on with your Buchanan clanfolk around the world.  Each edition averages 60 pages of news, notes, photographs, and other items of interest to our members.

Comradeship of clan activities
The CBSI sponsors Buchanan Clan Tents in clan villages at Scottish festivals and highland games across North America, Australia, Latin America, and the U.K. There you will meet your “cousins” and share in your Buchanan and Scottish heritage. Experience the thrill of marching under our very own Black Rampant Lion flag!  Be proud of your heritage and wear your Buchanan tartan!  An event calendar is available.

Connection with clansfolk globally, with a full open database of all members

The history of our Clan is being uncovered and reinterpreted constantly, especially for the next generation of Clansmen. Learn about your family history and traditions and have access to our Clan Genealogist and genealogy library.

and more to support our clan...

So, please click the blue button at the top of the next column and "JOIN OUR GROUP"



Contact us

Clan Buchanan Society Intl.
8 The Green Ste B

Dover, DE, 19901