A Scottish Clansman

Clan Tartans

The name means 'Son of Grace' in Gaelic. The Macraes are said to have settled in Kintail in the 14th century, and they became Chamberlains of Kintail for several generations under the Mackenzies. Eilan Donan Castle on the Kyle of Lochalsh was built in the 13th century and hels by the Macraes as Constables for the Earls of Seaforth. The castle serves as a war memorial for the Clan Macrae.

Thomas, a Gaelic speaking Highlander, known as Tomaidh Mor (Great Tommy), was descendant of the Clan Chattan Mackintoshes. He lived in the 15th century at a time when the Clan Chattan Federation had become large and unmanageable, so he took his kinsmen and followers across the Grampians from Badenoch to Glenshee. Ian Mor, 7th Chief, joined Montrose at Dundee in 1644. The clan scattered after his death.

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