Are we Mackays or not?


My husband is a Neilson on his mothers side, and in many sources the Neilsons are listed as a sept of the Mackays. But I was told by sources at the Highland Festival in Bethlehem, PA that this is not necessarily true. And the clan ID link recommended by the Burns Society said we could be also claimed by the Macneils of Barra and the Gunns!
My mother-in-law is a first- generation Scottish American. I know that members of the prior generation lived in Mogilvie, near Glasgow.
We are celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary next year with a handfasting ceremony. We would like to know which Tartan we should wear. Can anyone clarify this for us, given the information provided ? Thanks!

Posted on Jul 26, 2015, 4:04 PM
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