Clan MacAlister

Basic Info.

MacAlister Clan Crest

MacAlister Clan Crest


Gaelic Name: MacAlasdair (listen to name in gaelic >)
Motto: Fortiter (Boldly)
Badge: Heath
Lands: Kintyre, Arran and Bute
Origin of Name: Son of Alexander
Clan Chief: William McAlester of Loup and Kennox

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MacAlister Tartan

MacAlister Modern

MacAlister Modern

MacAlister Clan tartan

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Clan History

Tarbert Castle, once associated with the clan

Tarbert Castle

MacAlister History

Asserting themselves as independent of the main Clan Donald early in the 13th century, the MacAlisters were one of the earliest to do so.

They are believed to be descended from Alisdair Mór, second son of Donald, Lord of the Isles, and younger brother of Angus Mór.

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Clan Lands

MacAlister Lands

MacAlister Map

MacAlister Map – from Gill Humphrys’ Clan Map of Scotland

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Branches of Clan MacAlister

1.Tarbert Castle
3.Strathaird, Isle of Skye
4 Glen Barr
5 Alexander of Menstrie

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