The Gunn Herald: Overview

The Gunn Herald is the international journal of The Clan Gunn Society. It is published three times a year and sent to our members all around the world in either print or digital format.

First published in 1987, the Herald contains news on the latest Clan social events, updates from the Clan Gunn Heritage Centre, profiles of notable Gunns, Gunn history and genealogy articles plus current news from and historical guides to our Caithness homelands and Scotland.

The Gunn Herald recently underwent a major aesthetic transformation when Adrian Robinson became Editor in Spring 2021 and is now a full-colour, contemporary publication with a “something for everyone” outlook. His Editorial philosophy is to make the academic accessible and relevant to all.

Recent EXCLUSIVE articles have included interviews with former Norwich City and Scotland international goalkeeper Bryan Gunn, author Robin Jones Gunn whose ‘Father Christmas’ novellas became a trilogy of Hallmark Christmas movies, celebrated Scottish folk musician Gordon Gunn plus a world exclusive article on ‘Diana, Princess of Wales and Christmas’ written specifically for us by Diana’s friend and confidante Simone Simmons.

We have also carried occasional competitions including a photo contest to win copies of the book Clanlands by TV show Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish, kindly supported by publisher Hodder & Stoughton.

Other organisations who have supported us by contributing articles or interviews include The Wick Society, Caithness Broch Project, Scottish Pagan Federation, the Glasgow ‘tent’ of Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society ‘Sons of the Desert’, Cairngorm Reindeer Herd and the Battle of Britain London Monument.

On the occasion of Clan Chief Iain Gunn of Gunn’s 90th birthday, we carried special wishes in The Gunn Herald from then Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, Jamie Stone M.P. and many more. UK TV celebrity Fred Dinenage contributed a tribute to our Clan Chief’s wife, Bunty Gunn, to mark her 90th birthday celebrations.

The Gunn Herald is a vital tool for keeping members connected, fostering our spirit of kinship and for demonstrating the relevance of a modern Clan for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. We think of it as the “shop window” of the Clan Gunn Society and it celebrates the
diverse backgrounds and interests of our members worldwide.

The Gunn Herald is a not-for-profit publication available to members only.

Publisher: The Clan Gunn Society, Latheron, Scotland
Editor: Adrian Robinson (Since Spring 2021)