MacDonald of Clanranald Crest & Coats of Arms

MacDonald of Clanranald Clan Crest

Crest Description: A triple-towered castle Argent masoned Sable, and issuing from the centre tower a dexter arm in armour embowed grasping a sword, all Proper


MacDonald of Clanranald Coats of Arms:

A note on Coats of Arms:
Under Scottish heraldic law a coat of arms is awarded to an individual (with the exception of civic or corporate arms) . There is no such thing as a ‘family coat of arms’ The arms represented below are personal arms (with the above exceptions). Only the individual granted these arms has the right to use them.  for more information see our pages on heraldry here:


MacDONALD of CLANRANALD, The Captain and Chief of Clanranald
Quarterly, 1st, Argent, a lion rampant, Gules, armed and langued, Or; 2nd, Or, a dexter hand, Gules, couped, in fess, holding a cross crosslet fitchée, in pale, Sable; 3rd, Or, a lymphad, her oars saltire-ways, Sable, and in base, undy, Vert, a salmon, naiant, Argent; 4th, Argent, an oak tree, Vert, surmounted of an eagle, displayed, Or.

Ranald Alexander Macdonald of Clanranald, 24th Captain and Chief of Clanranald


Clanranald Armorial Stone
Clach Chlann ‘ic Aileann
The panel came from an ancient religious settlement at Howmore, the most ancient Church site in South Uist, and was thought to have been originally built into the wall of one of the Chapels. As the Chapel fell into disrepair, the panel was left lying against a remaining wall in the graveyard.