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Question #41472 posted on 12/14/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My brothers and I were talking about our Scottish Clan (Lamont for any who're curious), and I was wondering, is there an equivalent of that in BYU or BYUI? And do you all have a day when you get to wear your tartan and play bagpipes in your classes (that would fun for the professor!) to Gather the Clans?

-Laird of Brigadoon

A: Dear Bairn,

Is there an equivalent of what at BYU(-I)? A clan? A club? Scottish people, generally?

Yes, there are people of Scottish descent at BYU. (A search of "Mc*" and "Mac*" in the student directory returned around 900 hits.) No, BYU(-I) does not have its own clan. No, there is currently no Scottish Club at BYU.

If you'd like to remedy the latter situation, see here for information on starting a Scottish Club at BYU, and may you and your fellow Scots celebrate Tartan Day in style.

- Katya