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