Scottish festivals are fun events for family, with information on genealogy and heritage,
competitions for pipe bands, highland dance, heavy athletics, and fun pageantry. Find events
near you and clear your calendar for fun, fellowship, and family. Many festivals have a Clan
Bell tent where you can meet other Bells, get information on your heritage, or just rest and
relax for a while.
If you have Bell heritage, and you are not a member of Clan Bell North America yet, what are you waiting for?
A family convention is to take place to seek a person to lead the clan or family as Commander.
The Bell family has had no chief or leader since at least the early 17th century and it is not known if anyone can now prove that they are the most senior member of a known Bell family from that time. In the absence of such a person, it would benefit Bells if they had a commander who would lead the clan for the next ten or twenty years whilst a suitable person to be chief is identified or a descendant of the principal family of the name is able to gather proof of their descent and be in a position to seek to petition the Lord Lyon King of Arms for recognition.
The manner in which such a person is identified is by family convention that must show support from a wide geographical area and from those who are members of Bell societies and those who are not. Members of the Bell family are planning that a gathering take place in Scotland in 2019 at which, it is hoped, a suitable person will be identified who will take on the role of commander.
Under the guidance of Mrs Elizabeth Roads, Snawdoun Herald of Arms, who has been appointed by the Lord Lyon King of Arms to oversee the family convention, we now seek applications from those who might wish to lead the clan for the next decade.
If you would like more information on the family convention or on how your name might be considered for the position of commander contact:
at 3228 Oak Leaf Place
Colorado, 80129, USA or
Scottish Festivals Calendar
There may be a Clan Bell tent at a Scottish festival near you. Come see the pipe bands, highland dance competitions, and see the heavy athletic competitions like the caber toss. Learn more ...Clan Bell will be at these upcoming 2018 Scottish Games
- Sep 6-9 - Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland FestivalEstes Park, CO
- Sep 17-18 - Niagara Celtic FestivalOlcott, NY
- Sep 22 - Ligonier Highland GamesLigonier, PA
- Oct 7 - Scotland County Highland GamesLaurinberg, NC
Clan Bell Tents
There is a lot of fun at the Scottish festivals. Come see friends and
family to learn more about your heritage. Clan Bell needs volunteers to serve as staff
in our tents at Scottish games.
Clan Bell - North America has been approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization. Membership dues and gifts to CBNA are now tax deductible on your federal taxes. Officers and commissioners doing the work of CBNA may also be able to deduct certain expenses. As always, please consult with your local tax professional to see how this change can best benefit you. Learn more ...