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Welcome to the Clan Forbes Society, Inc. 


Clan Forbes Society, Inc., is a charitable, cultural and educational organization dedicated to helping and encouraging all those with lineage from the Scottish House of Forbes to connect with their Scottish roots by assisting with genealogical and historical research, promoting education of Scottish culture, and creating of a sense of community among the descendants of the Scottish Clan Forbes and its adherents.

Clan Chief: Malcolm, 23rd Lord Forbes

The title of Lord Forbes was created sometime after 1436 for Alexander de Forbes, feudal baron of Forbes. In a Precept dated July 12, 1442, he is already styled Lord Forbes. Brown's 1834 Peerage of Scotland gives a creation year of 1440. Since the title is the oldest in Scotland, Lord Forbes is Premier Lord of Scotland. Malcolm Nigel Forbes, the 23rd Lord Forbes, is the Chief of Clan Forbes and the family seat is Castle Forbes near Alford, Aberdeenshire.