Dating back as far as the 12th century, the Scottish clans were originally created as extensions of families– particularly to show who had loyalties to a particular chief. It is a common misconception that every person who bears a clan’s name is a lineal descendant of the chiefs. Many clansmen although not related to the chief took the chief’s surname as their own to either show solidarity, or to obtain basic protection or for much needed sustenance. Interestingly enough, the actual word ‘clan’ comes from a Gaelic term, ‘clann’, which literally translates to “children”. The Scottish clan system served as the primary political system, until 1746, particularly the battle of Culloden, which brought on the crushing of the Jacobite rebellion, by the royal troops of King George II.

Today, we celebrate the traditions of the clans, and our clan row allows you to learn about different clans’ history, connect with your own ancestry, or just meet some great new friends! Our clan representatives are very knowledgeable, passionate people who would love to have a visit from you!

If your clan or society would like to have a tent at the
Prescott Highland Games & Celtic Faire, please complete

2024 – Clan-Welcome-Letter

2024 – clan-registration-form

2024 Prescott Highland Games & Celtic Faire Clan/Society Online Registration Link

For additional information or questions, please contact

PACS (Email) or call 928-642-0020 for more information.