Do you think of yourself as Scottish at all?
live in Scotland now
born in Scotland
grew up in Scotland
Scottish by blood
but I love everything Scottish
and Iím not especially interested in Scotland
Do you know if you belong to a clan?
Yes, I belong to a clan
Which clan is that?
In what way is it your clan?
Itís my name I can trace my ancestors to this clan Iím a chief/chieftain Iím in the clan society
No, I donít belong to any clan
There isnít a clan for me I havenít Ďjoinedí my clan I donít know much about clans
Did you know that you donít have to join a clan society to be in the clan?
How important is your clan identity to you?
Not really important
Not important at all
How important are the clans to the identity of Scotland?
Not really important
Not important at all
What do the clans mean to you? (Very true! True enough! Not really! Not at all!)
The clan has a romantic and colourful history
Clan history tells me what my own ancestors were doing
Everyone in the clan is related, so weíre all family
I love the tartan, pageantry and tradition
Belonging to a clan means being part of a noble community
I know my bloodline goes straight back to the old clansmen
The clans today arenít really set up for people like me
Being part of a clan makes me feel special
The clans are part of our heritage (and my clan is my heritage)
We always help each other in the clan
Our clan is better than all the rest
I have a place for the clan in my heart
Does your clan have a chief?
Yes Do you know who it is?
How important do you think a chief is to the clan?
Very Ė the clan revolves around him
Not that important
Not at all important
What makes a chief important to the clan?
Nobility, as the clanís representative in the aristocracy
Riches and landholdings
A figurehead for the clan
The loyalty of clan followers
Bloodline Ė descent from other chiefs
Public profile Ė the celebrity factor
Do you agree or disagree with the following statements about clan chiefs:
The chief does his best for the clan
The chief brings real leadership to the clan
He doesnít care about me and I donít care about him
The chief is an important figurehead for the clan
The chiefís presence enobles the clan
The chief is just the toff at the top
He is respected by everyone in the clan
The chief should serve the clan
The clansfolk should serve the chief
The chief has a thankless task and no reward
Do you enjoy activities traditionally associated with Gatherings and Highland Games?
I like pipe bands: Ė Love it! Ė Like it! Ė So-so Ė Hate it!
I like pibroch
I enjoy Highland dancing
I enjoy Highland Games
I like wearing tartan and Highland dress
I like meeting people at the clan tent
Among other activities, The Clans of Scotland Foundation would support people doing charitable work on behalf of their clans within Scotland.
What charitable activities would you like the clans to engage in?
Support for ex-service personnel from the clan
Prison visiting for the clanís wrongdoers
Care for elderly clansfolk
Holidays for underprivileged clansfolk
I donít think the clans should do this sort of thing
What other activities would you like to see?
If your clan did these things, do you think you might try to help? as a volunteer - financially
Yes, if I could
Iíd like to, but might not
I probably wouldnít, but I might
Do you follow Scottish football (soccer) at all?
No, but I do follow football outside Scotland
No, Iím not interested in soccer
Is your football team more or less important to you than your clan?
Theyíre both important
Football is more important
The clan is more important
Would you support a clan football team, playing other clans in a Clans Football League?
Finally, a few details to help us sort your answers:
Sex: M F
Occupation (or former occupation):
manual work (skilled)
manual work (unskilled)
senior management or other high ranking position
no previous employment
Do you take part in the life of your clan?
Attend Clan Gatherings
Attend Highland Gatherings and Games
Wear the tartan
I like to read about the clan
I visit places associated with clan history
Genealogy / Family history
No, I donít usually bother with clan stuff
How did you hear about this survey?
websearch or browsing
newspaper or other media
through my clan or clan society
from a friend
Have you served in the armed forces?