Scotland’s Ancient and Once-Proud Clan Strachan has been Reunited

For 186 years, Scotland’s ancient and once-proud Clan Strachan has been fading from history without a leader. On April 11 in Edinburgh, Scotland, James Strachan of Temecula, California, and Dennis Strawhun of Carlsbad, California, convened a gathering of Clan Strachan Society members from around the world to appoint a new commander in chief.

Strachan said he was inspired to look into his family’s Scottish heritage when his grandfather died in 1996. After years of study on Clan Strachan, he shared his research on a website at in 2003. Two years later, Strawhun discovered the website during his own family tree search. After a few emails, the two strangers agreed to meet at an Irish pub in Escondido, and when they came face to face they were shocked at their physical resemblance.

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