Clan Forbes

Basic Info.

Forbes Clan Crest

Forbes Clan Crest


Gaelic Name: Foirbeis
Motto: Grace Me Guide
Badge: Broom
Lands: Aberdeenshire
Origin of Name: Placename, Aberdeenshire
Pipe Music: The Battle of Glen Eurann
Clan Chief: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Forbes K.B.E., D.L.

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Forbes Tartan

Forbes Modern

Forbes Modern

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Clan History

Castle Forbes, Aberdeenshire

Castle Forbes, Aberdeenshire

Forbes History

Forbes is a parish in the Aberdeenshire area. A reliable tradition tells that the ‘Braes o’ Forbes’ were once uninhabitable because of bears living in the area. Oconachar, founder of the clan, killed the bears and claimed the land as ‘first occupier’.

The present chief still holds part of the Lordship of these Forbes lands.

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Clan Lands

Forbes Lands

Forbes Map

Forbes Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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