In the 12th century, some fifty years after the islands off the west Coast of Scotland and the Kintyre Penisula were claimed by Magnus Barefoot, King of Norway, King Somerled, the Lord of the Isles, took the islands back. When he was killed in 1164, his son Dougall succeeded and the Clan Macdougall was formed. From Dougall’s son Ranald came a grandson Donald of Islay, the progenitor of the mighty Clan Macdonald. They became one of the most powerful of the Highland Clans and held extensive lands. However when anarchy and violence swept into the Highlands around 1495, the MacDonalds lands were diminished by raiding from the Campbells and Gordons clans.
Royal & Plaid colour – Green, Black with Red Stripe Tartan. Recorded in 1819.
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