INTRODUCTION


A Clan Society is the modern day counterpart of a Scottish Clan. However, it is not a clan or a branch of one. It is a social organization, a voluntary association of individuals who share a common history and heritage.

The ancient Clan Little was named in the July 8, 1587 "roll of the Clans that have Captains and Chieftains on whom they depend (oft-times against the will of their Landlords) ... on the Borders as well as on the Highlands" [The acts of the parliaments of Scotland, 1124-1707. 12 vol in 13 books. London, 1814-75, Vol 3, p. 466].  They were Border Reivers (pronounced "reevers").  During the Anglo-Scottish border wars of 1296-1603, when not being used as militia by one or another noble, they were raiding and reiving (stealing livestock) on both sides of the border.  They were skilled equestrians and by the close of the 16th century had earned a reputation as the finest light cavalry in Europe.  Less warlike and more intellectual clansmen served as monks in abbeys such as Sweetheart, Holyrood, and the Franciscan convent of Greyfriars in Dumfries.


Clan Little Society
North America, Ltd.

c/o Jim Little
242 Game Trail
Thomasville NC
27360-9432
USA
001-336-476-7607
membership@clanlittlesna.com
Clan Little Society
New Zealand & Australia

c/o Allen Little
7 Earl Street
Levin
5510
NEW ZEALAND
011-64-6-368-8484
kiwilittle@inspire.net.nz
Clan Little Society
(Scotland & Worldwide)

c/o Andy C. Little
Moat Cottage
Auldgirth DUMFRIES
DG2 0SN
UNITED KINGDOM
011-44-13877-40386
crawfordlittle.salmon@fsmail.net