Clans and Living History
Experience the history of the Celtic and Scottish cultures.
Watch entertaining performances and demonstrations by Living History performers and
find your clan and learn about the exciting history of the clans.
Find your clan and learn about your family tree and your heritage!
Clans are kinship groups among the Scottish people and are generally identified with geographical areas originally controlled by their founders or an ancestral castle. Clans give a sense of shared identity and ancestral heritage to members.
Most have their own tartan patterns which started in the 3rd or 4th century. Clans tartans became "officially designated" from the 19th century, which are often incorporated into kilts or other clothing. The Festivals Clan Village is devoted to all things Scottish; histories, tartans, and a lively and informative social scene.
Clans can register to attend the Festival by clicking below.
A historical re-enactment portraying life in 15th century Scotland. Performers will entertain and educate you through the medium of living history.
Also make sure that you check our Vaden Forge where the wee ones can make a special craft to take home.