Alexander Bane (grandson of John Bane Mackay) was the first Bane Laird. He moved from Olrig in Caithness to Dingwall in 1482. In 1541 lands at Qulch were granted to Alexander […]
The Battle of Drumnacoub was a battle involving factions of the Clan Mackay fought in the far northwest of Scotland between 1427 and 1433. It took place on a hill called Carn Fada […]
Now moving on to Hugh Bain (my 3rd great-grandfather), the father of John Bain and son of James Bain. Hugh Bain was the first of our line to migrate from […]
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.