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Michael McClanathan’s Scottish heritage is an integral part of his identity. This Celtic tradition was passed along to his son Wheaton McClanathan who now manages Claymore Imports full time. Although they currently reside in northern Scottsdale, their history can easily be traced to the Western Isles of Scotland. From Scotland, the McClanathans made their way to Canada and eventually to the United States where they spread the Celtic tradition to the Great Lakes State of Michigan.

An amazing thing happened when Michael’s father “Mac” and some of his friends began the MacGregor Pipe Band. The traditional music captivated young Michael who became one of their bagpipers at the age of 10. Michael’s dad played the bass drum and they would march together, solidifying a tradition that would be carried on for generations to come.

Scottish style has permeated the McClanathan’s lives. In 2004 Wheaton marched in step with the Scottish tradition of being married in a formal kilt outfit.

Although his kilt outfit was strikingly sharp, fashion wasn’t the point. He was accessorized by the invaluable ornamentation of tradition. The most obvious manifestation of his heritage was a plaid brooch of his late grandfather which bared the insignia “OSC” (Order of the Scottish Clans). Wheaton’s grandfather was a past chief of the Clan MacGregor and a Royal Deputy.

In 2005 a career opportunity relocated Wheaton and his wife to Glasgow, Scotland. They entered

into a season of incredible blessing and unique opportunities. The young couple planted themselves in Glasgow’s West End, and began enjoying a new lifestyle characterized by taxi cabs, endless rain, and deep friendships that would last a lifetime. Calvary Chapel, Glasgow became their interim family while there and continues to be a source of strength and community in their lives to this day.

In 2008 with a dramatic mix of emotions, Wheaton and his wife moved back to Phoenix. There sadness was however immediately overshadowed by news of their first born son. They found out their first day back. God bless America! Wheaton began looking forward to the day when his son will march with him in step to the ancient sounds of pipes and drums. The McClanathan legacy barges forth!

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