Clan Ross

Basic Info.

Ross Clan Crest

Ross Clan Crest

Ross

Crest: A hand holding a garland of juniper Proper
Gaelic Name: Rôs
Motto: Spem Successus Alit (Success nourishes hope)
Badge: Juniper
Lands: Ross-shire, Ayrshire and Renfrewshire
Origin of Name: Placename, Ross-shire
Pipe Music: The Earl of Ross’s March
Clan Chief: David Ross of Ross and Balnagowan

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Tartan

Ross Tartan

Ross Modern

Ross Modern

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Clan History

Balnagown Castle

Balnagowan Castle

Ross History

The name Ross derives from the ancient Celtic word “Ros”, meaning “a promontory”, in this case the lands of Easter Ross. The clan is known to Highlanders as Clann Aindreas – the sons of Andrew.The traditional progenitor of the clan was Fearchar Mac an t Sagairt which is translated as “son of the priest”. Fearchar was created Earl of Ross in 1234, for services to Alexander II.

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Clan Lands

Ross Lands

Ross Map

Ross Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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