PO Box 1404
Gray, GA, 31032
Delegate to CASSOC
Crest: Contains the red hand of Ulster and depicts our Irish roots
Motto: Ne Parcas Nec Spernas (Neither Spare Nor Scorn)
“Skene” exists in many spellings – Skeen, Skean, Skeene, Skain, and possibly other variations. There are other Scottish names which are not recognized clans with their own chief but which may be thought of as affiliated to Skene, coming from the same territory. A list will include Cariston, Carney, Carnie, Curriehill, Die, Diss, Dyas, Dyce, Dyer, Dyess, Hall, Halliard, Halyard, Hilliard, MacGalliard, MacHalliard, Newtyle, Norrie, Pinkieslaw, Ranny, Rennie, Rubislaw, Skains, and Yell and names of these ilks.
Remember, there will often be variant spellings. More important, if you carry or are connected with any name that indicates an origin in the city of Aberdeen or the lands around it, do please accept the welcome to join with us in our celebration of Scottish identity.
A SHORT HISTORY:
The traditional origin of the name, Skene, is found in an eleventh-century legend of the Robertsons. It is said that a younger son of Robertson of Struan saved the life of the king by killing a savage wolf with only his small dagger, or ‘sgian’. He was rewarded with a grant of lands in Aberdeenshire which he named after the weapon which had brought him the good fortune, and the family thereafter were named for their ownership of this land.