The Clan Buchan are not related to the Clan Buchanan despite their similar name. The name Buchan is also considered a sept of the Clan Cumming (Comyn). The name originates from the old district of Buchan in the Northeast of Grampian Region. This is an area which stretched from the River Don to the River Deveron, and the earliest record of the name in the vicinity is Ricardus de Buchan, clerk of the Bishopric of Aberdeen (c.1207-08).
The Buchan's of Auchmacoy were staunch supporters of the Royal House of Stuart. In 1830, James Buchan, 14th Baron of Auchmacoy, was recognized by the Lord Lyon as Chief of the Name of Buchan. Following the passing of David Buchan in 2014, the title of Chief of Clan Buchan has passed to his son, Charles Buchan of Auchmacoy.
Clan Buchan Badge, Scottish Clan
Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.