Information about the Macnab Memorial Trust
The Chief set up the Macnab Memorial Trust in 1987 and conveyed to the Trust the title of the Clan Burial Island, lnchbuie (or Innis Bhuidhe), which lies in the Falls of Dochart, Killin, together with Garb Innes a small island a short distance upstream. The purpose of the Trust is to ensure, in so far that this is possible, that ownership of the burial island should remain in Macnab hands for the benefit of the clan and to provide a burial place for the Chief and his family. In 1995 The Clan Macnab Society in the UK was wound up. Its stock of publications, records and other assets were transferred to the Trust. Included with these were a small number of Macnab artefacts presented over the years by various Clansmen. The Chief has also gifted a number of items of Clan interest to the Trust. Some or all of these were at one time on display in Kinnell Estate office. All were on display at the Breadalbane Folklore Centre, Killin, before it closed in 2011. The Chief hopes someday to find a new repository in the Killin area to display these invaluable relics of our history.
The name "Breadalbane" means "The Upland of Alban". The Gaelic "Braghaid", meaning upper part, is found in Scottish place-names in the form of braid. "Alban" is the Gaelic name applied to our Northern Land. The Scots from Ireland, who brought Christianity to the West of Scotland in the early centuries, called the mountain range which separated them from Pictiand, "Druim-alban", or the backbone of Alban, and the region beyond it "Braighaid Alban" It is in this region, now known as "Breadalbane", that the origins and lands of the Macnabs lie.