Clan Shaw

Basic Info.

Shaw Clan Crest

Shaw Clan Crest

Shaw

Gaelic Name: Mac Ghille Sheathanaich
Crest:
A dexter cubit arm couped and holding a dagger erect and all Proper
Motto: Fide et fortitudine (By fidelity and fortitude)
Badge: Red whortleberry
Lands: Strathspey
Origin of Name: Gaelic, Seaghdha (Pithful)
Clan Chief: John Shaw of Tordarroch

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Tartan

Shaw Tartan

Shaw Modern

Shaw Modern

Shaw Clan tartan

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Clan History

Shaw History

The Shaw clan is derived from Shaw MacDuff, who was a younger son of the Thane of Fife. Shaw was made keeper of the royal castle of Inverness and his heirs became known as the ‘Mhic an Toiseach’ or the ‘sons of the Thane’.

The Shaw family were constantly beset by the belligerent powers of their neighbours, Clan Comyn, and they sought support by allying themselves through marriage to the powerful MacDonalds.
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Clan Lands

Shaw Lands

Shaw Map

Shaw Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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