Welcome to Clan Village. At the bottom of this page, you will find a link to ScotClans website to look up other clans and help you find further information. Please note: All Scots are not part of a specific clan. In our first entry, The Scottish District Families Association explains that and is willing to assist you. There is a Clan Crest colouring page at the bottom of this page as well.


When Clan Registration is available for our next festival (2022) it will be available here.

Please check back for further information.


The Utah Scottish Association has NOT included every clan here.


Scottish District Families

Assoc.

You do not have to be affilated with a specific Clan.

There are presently more than 50 recognized districts in Scotland, each with its own tartan. It is estimated that 70% of all Scottish family names are not associated with clans, but instead are district family names. The Scottish District Families Association was formed to provide an organization for people whose name or ancestry links them to a Scottish district, rather than a specific clan society. Typically, the SDFA tent at the Utah Scottish Festival provides a service where visitors can look up their family names to identify their tartan. If you are interested in discovering which family or district tartan you can wear, for the next week, SDFA will look up the tartans for five surnames. To request research into a surname, email [email protected]

To learn more about SDFA, visit http://www.scottishdistricts.org/

Video Subitted by SDFA.

Clan

MacArthur

Gaelic Name: Artair
Motto: Fide et Opera (By fidelity and work)
Badge: Fir Club Moss, Wild Thyme, Wild Myrtle
Lands: Argyll, Cowal, Skye
Origin of Name: Son of Arthur
Clan Chief: John Alexander MacArthur of that Ilk


Contact

Utah representative: JC Carter

Clan Arthur website.

Clan History.

Clan Tartan and Crest.

Clan Leadership.

Membership Benefits.

Membership Form.

Clan

Buchanan

Gaelic Name: Cononach
Motto: Clarior Hinc Honos (Hence the brighter honour)
Badge: Bilberry
Lands: Loch Lomond area
Origin of Name: from Both-Charain (Canon’s Seat)
Clan Chief: John Michael Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan of that Ilk and Arnprior


Local Clan Buchannan provided the following link to their clan website:

CLICK HERE.

All Clan

Clergy

At one time, the Highland clergy wore the Highland dress and carried arms. Many attempts were made to prevent them wearing tartan and to force them to wear conventional ministerial habit. These, however, had only limited success. The Clergy tartan is sometimes called 'The Priest's Sett', but in the Highlands is known as 'Breacan nan Cleirach' - the tartan of the Clergy. As with so very many tartans, there are many variations of the Clergy sett, due to the vagaries of the illustrators of tartan books. There is no categorisation for occupational tartans so all the clergy tartans are classed as 'Clan/Family'.

Clan Grant

Gaelic Name: MacGumerait
Motto: Garde bien (Watch well)
Lands: Eglinton, Ardrossan and Kintyre
Historic Seat: Eglinton Castle
Origin of Name: Placename, Norman
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Eglinton and Winton

Clan

Hunter

Gaelic Name: Mac an t-Sealgair
Motto: Cursum perficio (I have completed the course)
Badge: Sea Pink (Armeria Maritima)
Lands: Ayrshire
Seat: Hunterston Castle, West Kilbride
Clan Chief: Madame Pauline Hunter of Hunterson


Utah Clan Hunter has provided the following website links.

Clanhunterusa.org

Clanhunterscotland.com

Clan

MacIntyre

Gaelic Name: Mac-an-t-Saoir
Motto: Per Ardua (Through difficulties)
Badge: White heather
Lands: Kintyre, Degnish, Glen Noe, and Badenoch
Origin of Name: Gaelic, ‘Son of the carpenter’
Pipe Music: Gabhaidh sinn an Rathad Mortd
Clan Chief: Donald Russell MacIntyre of Glenoe


Utah Clan MacIntyre has provided their virtual booth style website:

CLICK HERE.

Clan

Maxwell

Gaelic Name: MacGrioghair Motto: ‘S Rioghal Mo Dhream (My race is royal) Badge: Pine Lands: Argyll and Perthshire Origin of Name: Son of Gregory (Flocksman) Pipe Music: Ruaig Ghlinne Freoine (Chase of Glen Fruin) Clan Chief: Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor Bt


Utah Clan Gregor has provided the following:


Could you be a MacGregor?

Clan Gregor Story

Battle of Glen Fruin

Griogal Cridhe

Clan Website

MacGregor Tartan

Clan

Montgomery

Gaelic Name: MacGumerait
Motto: Garde bien (Watch well)
Lands: Eglinton, Ardrossan and Kintyre
Historic Seat: Eglinton Castle
Origin of Name: Placename, Norman
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Eglinton and Winton

Clan

Morrison

Gaelic Name: MacGhille Mhoire
Motto: Teaghlach Phabbay (Pabbay family)
Badge: Driftwood
Lands: Aberdeenshire and Lewis
Origin of Name: Son of Maurice or Son of the servant of Mary
Clan Chief: Dr Ru Morrison


Utah Clan Morrison has provided the following:

PDF Who is Clan Morrison.

clanmorrison.net

Clan

Scott

Gaelic Name: Scotach Crest: A stag trippant Proper, attired and unguled Or Motto: Amo (I Love) Badge: Blaeberry Lands: Borders and Fife Origin of Name: National name Clan Chief: His Grace The Duke of Buccleuch


Utah Clan Scott has provided the following:

PDF About Scott

Clan

Gregor

Gaelic Name: MacGrioghair Motto: ‘S Rioghal Mo Dhream (My race is royal) Badge: Pine Lands: Argyll and Perthshire Origin of Name: Son of Gregory (Flocksman) Pipe Music: Ruaig Ghlinne Freoine (Chase of Glen Fruin) Clan Chief: Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor Bt


Utah Clan Gregor has provided the following:


Could you be a MacGregor?

Clan Gregor Story

Battle of Glen Fruin

Griogal Cridhe

Clan Website

MacGregor Tartan

Clan

Armstrong

Gaelic Name: Mac Ghillieláidir
Clan Crest: An arm from the shoulder, armed, Proper
Motto: Invictus Maneo (I remain unvanquished)
Lands: Liddesdale
Seat: Gilnockie Tower
Origin of Name: Strong arm

Clan

Stewart

Gaelic Name: Stiùbhard
Motto: Virescit vulnere virtus (Courage grows strong at a wound)
Badge: Thistle
Lands: Renfrewshire, Teviotdale and Lauderdale
Origin of Name: From the High Steward of Scotland
Pipe Music: Bratach Bhan nan Stiubhartach (The white banner of the Stewarts)
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan

Clan

Robertson

Gaelic Name: MacDhonnachaidh
Crest: A dexter hand holding up an imperial crown, Proper
Motto: Virtutis gloria merces (Glory is the reward of valour)
Badge: Bracken
Lands: Struan, Rannoch, Perthshire
Origin of Name: Son of Robert
Clan Chief: Gilbert Robertson of Struan


Clan

Macpherson

Gaelic Name: Mac a’ Phearsoin
Motto: Touch not the cat but a glove
Badge: White heather
Lands: Badenoch
Origin of Name: Gaelic, Mac a’ Phearsoin (Son of the Parson)
Pipe Music: MacPherson’s March
Clan Chief: The Hon. Sir William MacPherson

Clan

MacLeod

Gaelic Name: MacLeòid
Motto: Hold Fast
Badge: Juniper
Lands: Skye and Harris
Pipe Music: MacLeod’s Praise
Clan Chief: Hugh MacLeod of MacLeod

Clan

MacLean

Gaelic Name: MacGhille Eoin
Motto: Virtue Mine Honour
Badge: Crowberry
Lands: Morven, Mull, Coll, Tiree
Pipe Music: The MacLean’s March
Clan Chief: Sir Lachlan MacLean of Duart and Morven

Clan

MacIntosh

Gaelic Name: Mac an Tòisich
Motto: Touch not the cat bot a glove
Badge: Red whortleberry
Lands: Inverness-shire
Origin of Name: Gaelic, ‘Son of the thane’
Clan Chief: John Lachlan Mackintosh of Mackintosh

Clan

Mackenzie

Gaelic Name: MacCoinnich
Motto: Luceo Non Uro (I shine, not burn)
Badge: Stagshorn clubmoss
Lands: Ross and Cromarty, Isle of Lewis
Origin of Name: Gaelic, ‘Son of the fair’
Pipe Music: Caber Féidh
Clan Chief: John Mackenzie, 5th Earl of Cromartie

Clan

Leslie

Gaelic Name: Mac an Fheisdeir
Motto: Grip Fast
Badge: Rue
Lands: Aberdeenshire
Origin of Name: Placename, Aberdeenshire
Clan Chief: The Hon. Alexander Leslie

Clan

Donald

Gaelic Name: MacDhomhnuill
Motto: Per mare per terras (By sea and by land)
Badge: Heather
Lands: The Western Isles
Origin of Name: Gaelic, Domhnull (World ruler)
Historic Seat: Finlaggan Castle, Islay
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Lord MacDonald

Clan

Grant

Gaelic Name: Grannd
Motto: Stand Fast
Badge: Pine
Origin of Name: French, grand (great)
Lands: Strathspey, Glen Urquhart, Glen Moriston, and Loch Ness
Pipe Music: Stand fast Craigellachie
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Strathspey

Clan

Fraser

Gaelic Name: Friseal
Motto: All my hope is in God
Clan Badge: Yew
Clan Lands: East Lothian, Aberdeenshire
Origin of Name: French fraisse (Strawberry)
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Lady Saltoun

Clan

Gordon

Gaelic Name: Gôrdan
Motto: Bydand (Remaining)
Badge: Rock Ivy
Lands: Strathbogie, Deeside, and Aberdeen
Origin of Name: Placename, Berwickshire
Pipe Music: The Gordon’s March
Clan Chief: The Most Hon. Marquis of Huntly

Clan

Currie

Gaelic Name: MacMhuirich
Crest: WATCH THIS SPACE
Motto: WATCH THIS SPACE
Origin of name: Territorial
Lands: Islay, then South Uist
Clan Chief: None, armigerous family

Clan

Campbell

Gaelic Name: Caimbeul
Motto: Ne Obliviscaris (Do not forget)
Badge: Bog Myrtle
Lands: Argyll
Origin of Name: Gaelic, Caimbeul from ‘Cam’ (wry) and ‘Beul’ (mouth)
Pipe Music: The Campbells Are Coming
Clan Chief: His Grace the Duke of Argyll, the 13th Duke

Clan

Cameron

Gaelic Name: Camshron
Motto: Aonaibh Ri Chéile (Let us unite)
Badge: Crowberry
Lands: Lochiel
Origin of Name: Gaelic Camshron from cam (wry) and sron (nose)
Clan Chief: Donald Cameron of Lochiel


Search for More Clan Information


The ScotClans website is a good place to start looking for information about your clan. If you don't know what clan you belong to you can do a search for your name there as well. If you can't find your own surname, look for other names in your family such as your Mother's maiden name, etc. If you would like to connect with your clan, look up the name of that clan to see if they have a North American website.

Celtic Studio


Utah Scottish Association thanks Celtic Studio for providing Clan Crests. If you are interested in purchasing a Clan Crest and live in Utah please consider ordering from our local Scottish store Edinburgh Castle. If you are from outside of Utah and do not have a local vendor please consider ordering from Celtic Studio.