(*) Check-out our events page to see how the Clan Gunn came to dominate the Ashbourne Gathering!! (well .. sort of...!!)
Welcome to the Clan Gunn and the Clan Gunn Society website.
The Clan Gunn is one of the oldest Scottish Clans descended from the Norse Jarls of Orkney and the Pictish Mormaers of Caithness. The Clan was originally based on the east coast of Caithness,
but from the fifteenth century the senior line settled in the Strath of Kildonan in north east Sutherland; the Robson Gunns had their seat in Braemore in south east Caithness and the third main
family established themselves in Cattaig and Dalemore on the upper reaches of the River Thurso.
Today there are members of the Clan in the UK, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and thriving Clan Gunn Societies in the UK, New Zealand,
Nova Scotia and North America. I have appointed two personal Commissioners to represent me abroad - Rob Kamp-Gunn, a former president of the Clan Gunn Society who is my representative
in the Netherlands and Rich Gunn, immediate past president of the Clan Gunn Society of North America, who is my representative in North America.
We are proud of our Clan Heritage Centre at Latheron in Caithness based in the old Parish Church of Latheron which has provided a focal point for the Clan since it opened in 1985.
Our clan archive is one of the most comprehensive, thanks to the work of the late Dr. Colin Gunn, Sandy Gunn and our current clan genealogist Abb Gunn of Alpharetta, Georgia, USA.
The triennial International Gathering of the Clan was held in Orkney and Caithness between the 21st and the 29th of July this year (2012) with representatives from New Zealand, America,
France and Canada as well as the UK.
The week included visits to many of the historic sites that are associated with our Clan's past, with a particular emphasis on the clearances which took place 200 years ago (1813).
The week also included a visit to the Clan Gunn Heritage Centre sited in the old Parish Church at Latheron.
The society's AGM was held on the morning of the Halkirk games, which members were able to subseqently visit and enjoy the hospitality provided in the Clan's reception tent, as well as the
many attractions and events of the games themselves. The week concluded with a formal Clan dinner on the Saturday in Thurso and a church service at Kildonan Church the following morning.
The council have already started planning the 2013 activities: we are hoping to hold our St Donan's Day dinner in one of Edinburgh's most historic buildings - we will update this web site as soon as we have details and I hope
that as many of the Clan as possible will be able to support these events.
With all good wishes
Iain Gunn of Banniskirk
Commander, Clan Gunn