I came across the poem ‘Dear Ancestor’ and I think is quite fitting so I thought I would share this image with you. Unfortunately I have not been […]
I did say in my introduction to this blog that we would jump back and forth through the centuries a bit as I follow and document the trail and try […]
The First Bain was John ‘Ban’ Mackay who dropped the MacKay surname and moved to Olrig in Caithness with his mother (around 1435) after the battle of Drumnacoub in which […]
Ok so whilst this post is not strictly (just) about the Bain ancestors, it does resonate with me as the journey to find out about our past and where we […]
Tulloch Castle is located in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland and was the ancestral home of Clan Bain for over 200 years. Tulloch Castle was the Clan Bain […]
After finding out my families roots lay in the Scottish Highlands, we decided to take the kids on a staycation / roadtrip and went up North for a week at the […]
Came across this blog post on Donald and the Weasels about life as a lock keeper and have kindly been given permission to share. Interesting reading for those of you […]
As I could never find just ‘Bain’ I assumed that we were part of Clan MacBain/McBean and therefore associated with their motto and tartan. It was not until I got into genealogy and began to look into the family history that I found that this was indeed incorrect and the Clan Bain are not associated with the Clan MacBain at all, but are in fact a sept of the Clan MacKay.
The Caledonian Canal connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast near Fort William. The canal was constructed in the early nineteenth century by Scottish engineer Thomas Telford and opened in 1822. Muirtown […]
Margaret Kerr Rae Stewart or Granny Bain as she is known to our family was the wife of Robert Gardner Bain. They were married in Paisley on 30/07/1926 Robert & […]
Looking over hard data can be tiresome and confusing, not to mention a tad boring. I also find it often lacks the fuller picture, the stories about the places and […]
Anyone that knows me knows I spend far too much time at my computer whether it be for work or play so putting it to good use scouring the internet […]
The first part of the family research concentrated on the Bain line and trying to get this far back as possible. During this I came across the tale of how […]
Whilst my story begins with my grandfather, Gordon Bain. The family history research really begins with his father Robert G Bain (my great-grandfather) and the first of our line to […]
During my quest to find out more about my grandfather, I began to explore the Bain family line and their links to the Scottish Highlands as well as the tales about the clan origins and ancestral lands and homes.
I have amassed a large amount of data and numerous interesting tales and although I believe there is much more to find and possibly many more years of research, I feel that in order to involve the family and to organise my somewhat chaotic research it would be good idea to document online and hence the blog was born.