The Clan Mackenzie Society in the Americas, Inc. was incorporated in February 1988. Its organization was based on an idea and dream of Gibson R. Mckenzie. He first presented his idea to a group of MacKenzies at Grandfather Mountain in 1974.
The purpose of the society is "to foster a greater interest among MacKenzie descendants in the Clan MacKenzie and to educate and instill an awareness of Scottish traditions in minor children as well as adults."
The Mackenzies have a proud heritage dating back many centuries and we hope to preserve and continue the many traditions of our clan and our Scottish heritage.
I found that I had a talent for tooling leather in the mid 70's. I had a bad rodeo habit, that needed feeding, and I started making filigree name belts for cowboys to support my need to get on bucking bulls. That went on for about four years.
During the 90's I started making sporrans and other leather goods for my family and I for renaissance festivals. I discovered my Scots roots about the same time. In 2000 my wonderful new wife encouraged me to try my hand at creating for other people, and here we are. I feel like everyone of my customers is a good friend, and am proud to have been able to create something for them.
I am determined to create wearable art that can be passed down from one generation to the next.
The purpose of the Society is to perpetuate Scottish traditions and culture through charitable endeavors and the social interaction of its members by providing scholarships and grants to advance the education of students pursuing studies in Scottish history, language, culture, athletics, music, dance, and other related educational pursuits as well as conduct activities and community events.
SINCE 2010, WE HAVE BEEN RAISING LIVESTOCK FOR MEAT, EGGS AND FIBER. WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE A SUSTAINABLE INCOME FOR OUR FAMILY, TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS, TO BE POSITIVE STEWARDS OF THE LANDS WE MANAGE, AND TO PROVIDE A SAFE, COMFORTABLE, AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR LIVESTOCK.
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The Colin Kyo bagpipe celebrates exceptional tonal quality and masterful workmanship. Welcome! – Murray Alan Huggins, Pipemaker
Glen style button mounts with hand engraved sterling silver ferrules and cap bands.