Gaelic Name: Mac Mhaol Chaluim
Motto: In Ardua Tendit (He aims at difficult things)
Badge: Montain ash
Lands: Argyll, Fife, Lochore, and Dumfriesshire
Origin of Name: Gaelic, MacColuimb (Devotee of St. Columba)
Clan Chief: Robin Malcolm of Poltalloch
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The name Malcolm derives from the gaelic ‘Maol’, meaning ‘shaven-head’, and was used generally as a term for a monk. Thus ‘Maol Chalum’ can be translated as ‘monk’ or ‘disciple of Columba’.
The connection between the names Malcolm and MacCallum is shrouded in mystery although they are sometimes shown as alternative names for the same clan.
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