Clan MacKay

Basic Info.

MacKay Clan Crest

MacKay Clan Crest


Gaelic Name: MacAoidh
Motto: Manu Forti (With a strong hand)
Badge: Bulrush
Lands: Ross and Sutherland, Argyll
Origin of Name: Gaelic, ‘Son of fire’
Pipe Music: Bratach Bhan Chlann Aoidh (The White Banner of MacKay)
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Cromartie

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MacKay Tartan

MacKay Modern

MacKay Modern

MacKay Clan tartan

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Clan History


Sutherland, MacKay land

MacKay History

The name MacKay takes its origins from the gaelic “Macaoidh” or “son of Hugh”.

The identity of this Hugh is uncertain but the name probably derives from a member of the ancient Celtic royal house, whose branches disputed the throne in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

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Clan Lands

MacKay Lands

MacKay Map

MacKay Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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