Types of Membership

For just £5, members receive a topical and interesting e-magazine “The Gunn Herald” three times/year. Members and their immediate family are also entitled to attend the various Clan Gunn events held throughout the year; giving them the opportunity to meet others in their wider Gunn family. Additionally members are allowed free access to the Clan genealogy records both directly at the Heritage Centre and through the more extensive Genealogy service (see menu).

Any current members wishing to change membership type should do so before their renewal date.  Please remember to cancel your current recurring subscription in Paypal ( for guide click here ) before signing up for the new type of membership.

We welcome members of all ages, from all places! Whether  you’re already an expert in family history or just starting out, the Clan Gunn Society is a great way to meet other like-minded people, to share research and to bring your family history alive.

If you bear the name Gunn, or any one of the sept names historically associated with Clan Gunn by birthright or by marriage, or if your ancestors bore one of those names, you are very welcome to join the Society.

The sept or branch names derive mainly from the five sons of Gunn of Ulbster, Chief of Clan Gunn and Crowner of Caithness. They include the following but there are many further variations;

Gallie Gaunson Georgeson Henderson Jameson
Jamieson Johnson Kean Keene MacComas
MacCorkill MacIan MacKames Mackeamish MacKean
MacRob MacWilliam Mann Manson Nelson
Robson Sandison Swanson Williamson Wilson

Joining couldn’t be easier. You can join online using PayPal (which will convert to your local currency) .

If you wish to receive a colour copy of the Gunn Herald (three times/year) through the post the annual subscription is £16 for UK members and £19 for overseas members. Digital members will receive the same magazine but in electronic format by email.

To join online right now then please select the appropriate box below and we will be delighted to welcome you.  Paypal will convert your local currency.

If you wish to enquire about Standing Order or Cheque payment please contact us by email at accounts@clangunnsociety.org

Types of Membership

Please note that regrettably we can only accept Pound Sterling cheques and Standing Orders. We do therefore recommend PayPal for non-UK residents who do not have access to a GBP bank account

As a final option… the Society does also offer full life membership for a one off payment of £515 through PayPal (or £500 by sterling cheque – please see application form for details). There is also an e-Membership Life option where, as above, you do not receive a physical copy of the Herald.  £200 of this membership is also sent directly to the Clan Gunn Heritage Centre.

If you would like to join the society, or gift a life-time membership of the society to a loved one then please click on the PayPal button below:

Life Member Options

26 thoughts on “MEMBERSHIP”

  1. Hi

    Im looking into the history of my late grandmother, her name was phyliss gunn. She had her own tartan i believe its called that. Trying to find more info out of our family history.

    1. Hi Sharon,

      This isn’t my own area of expertise but I’ll hereby invite anyone who is reading this to comment. I suspect however that you’ll need to give more details for someone to make the connection – eg. where was she born, where did she live date of birth etc.

      Best regards and good luck in yoru research,


    2. I’ve been doing research lately and found that my ancestor John Maness b.1655 may have been a proud member of Clan Gunn. His sir name could also be Manus or Manis. He was born in Kildonan. I am very interested in finding out if this is true as I would like to become a member. I’m in the early stages of finding my heritage.

      1. Hi Daniel

        John Maness certainly may have been linked. It shows as a possible derivative name of the Sept list (back in days when spelling wasn’t exactly at any standard)

        Why not take advantage of our £5 Membership and utilise the back issues, Clan Geneologist and come meet us at one of the many events. Look forward to hearing from you soon.

        Clan Gunn Society

  2. Hi just wondering if there is access to the book which was in the clan museum at Latherron I was told it was taken away and a electricronical copy is available to view

  3. I have been told that I am part of the gunn clan, and want to join. Will I be able to access online clan information?
    Also, I just was in Scotland for 2 weeks but didn’t research ahead of time- I will miss the clan gathering coming up, as well as not seeing the clan gunn heritage centre in latheron. Next time!

    1. Hello Jean – congratulations on your discovery! We do offer some additional information on-line – namely the back copies of our 4 monthly magazine (all 95 of them). You will also receive a welcome pack if you do decide to join (that’s a good old fashioned postal copy) which includes a short booklet entitled “The Clan Gunn and Its Country” which provides a good starting point for the background to the Clan. Pity about missing the International Gathering and seeing the Heritage Centre, July 2018 will be the next International Gathering but the Centre is open every summer between June and September.

  4. Dear Graham,
    I am a tartan researcher and have fairly extensive information to help assist any tartan enquires.
    For example. In my records I have four counts for the Gunn Sett (tartan).
    The Gunn sett dated 1815 and accepted by Lyon Court and Iain Gunn: Worn by all the clansmen.
    One found in the Vestiarium Scoticum, published by the Sobieski Stuarts in 1842:
    The Clan Originaux show four blue bars in 1880:
    The last one I have recorded is a fashion check seen in 1984 in Edinburgh but the count is suspect.
    If you want any further details on any of the above, please contact me and I will forward them to you.

  5. My mother was Mary-Anne Sinclair Stapelberg (nee Gunn) (1919-2001). my grandfather, Alexander Gunn lived at ‘ The Hermitage’, Golspie. Alexander immgrated to South Africa when he was 21. His father and mother befriended The Duke and of Sutherland (Millicent) at Dunrobin Castle. I have in my possession many cards and invitations sent to Great Grandad John Gunn, a renowned miller, and Grandmother Mary Anne Sinclair Gunn from the duke and the duchess. I visited the hermitage museum a few years ago and was amazed to find a photograph of my mother and father at the 600th anniversary of The Battle of St Tears where the first Peace Treaty was signed between the Gunns and the Keiths. We were all born and raised in South Africa but I have an enduring interest in the family. My only Gunn contact in Scotland, John and Miriam Gunn have passed on as has Dr Dacie Gunn from Canada, another of the Golspie brothers, but I still write to a cousin, Christina Sinclair in Australia. She is in her 90’s as is my mother’s oldest sister, Anne Lowry (nee Gunn) aged 97, Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa. she visited the Gunn country at the age of 88 and now, at 97, is still as bright as a button.

    \nne Sinclair Gunn.

    1. Hi Elizabeth! My name is Aaron Gunn and I am Dacie Gunn’s (the one you were speaking with) grandson. Would love to connect with you as I have been building my family tree and travelling around the world to meet distant cousins! Shoot me an email if you can! aarongunn10@gmail.com


  6. My great grandmother was Williamina Henderson, daughter of George Henderson and Margaret Gunn. They lived at Ramscraig. Are George d. 20 May 1916 or Margaret d. 10 Mar 1911 buried at the centre?
    I may visit the centre in September.

  7. I recently visited Ireland and was informed that I was not part of an Irish clan but the Gunn from Scotand. My maiden name was Wiley but the list under the Gunn clan that I have seen carries the spelling as Wylie. I do not see this name listed on any of the above documents. Does this indicate that I received wrong information from Ireland. I understand that the Wylie’s were a very small group under the Gunn name.

    1. Hi Nancy and welcome,

      I’m afraid there is no definitive answer from the surname alone. I’m assuming from your IP address that you are in Northern America. There are links to genealogists and maybe someone who will assist you trace the name’s roots and routes to your modern day spelling on the North America website at http://www.clangunn.us/gunn.htm

      Sites like Ancestry or MyHerritage may also be good starting points and there are a number of other useful records sites to help you.

      Please feel more than welcome here and we look forward to hearing of any findings.

  8. My paternal grandmother was a Robinson. Her mother was a Wilson. My understanding is that they settled in Northern Ireland before emigrating to the U.S.

    A lot of them were Presbyterian ministers.

    My grandmother would say that she was a direct descendant of the Calvinist John Knox, but I have not been able to trace this line.

  9. I just attempted to add the “overseas membership” and it appears the subscribe link is just a link to PayPal and not a specific payment link for membership. Would love to join and do some research on my direct links to the Gunn Clan.

  10. Hi there,

    I live in the Fife area and my grandfather was James Gillies Wilson, he had 2 daughters that married an took different names, an hence I have the surname that my father gave my mother. I was told that the kilt he owned was in Gunn tartan. Even though the name is lost to the family now, am I able to wear the tartan of the Clan with pride knowing it’s part of my ancestory? and would I be accepted as part of the Clan even though the name is lost?

    Kind regards

    1. Hi Mark


      As the descendant of a Sept grandparent you would be more than welcomed to join the Clan and wear our tartan. We have a number of Wilson members and you’ll find a rich history in the website and back catalogue of interesting articles from our seasonal magazine, The Herald.


  11. Hello all! My mother’s name is Maureen Gunn, daughter of Peter Gunn in NYC. We were told the family came to the states (NY) by way of Nova Scotia, Canada a while back. We dont know much more, but would love to! We are very proud of the Clan Name and alot of us have served In the military as warriors to include myself. We would all love a membership and to connect with our bloodline.

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