MacLachlan

MACLACHLAN is a Celtic clan. The MacLachlans of that Ilk have resided from time immemorial in Strathlachlan, in Argyllshire. The district was once called Kilmorlie. The first authentic record is that the lands of Gileskel MacLachlan were included in the Sheriffdom of Argyll or Lorn in 1292 by King John Baliol and a charter granted him, and his name appears on the Roll of Magnates of Scotland who sat in the first Parliament of Robert the Bruce at St. Andrews. The name Lachlanson occurs in three charters by Robert the Bruce. In 1587 and 1594 Archibald MacLachlan of Strathlachlan and that Ilk is mentioned. “Corronel MacLachlan” was captured at Philiphaugh in 1645, and executed in Edinburgh Castle. Lachlan MacLachlan, Chief of the clan, was A.D.C. to Prince Charlie. He was killed at Culloden. It is said that his horse made its way home to Strathlachlan alone after the battle. In 1794 Donald MacLachlan of that Ilk was Chief; and the ancient castle has continued to descend to successive chiefs of the clan. There are MacLachlans in Morvern and Lochaber, the principal family of which is MacLachlan of Coruanan.

Galloway

THIS is a district tartan. Designed in the 1950s by Councillor John Hannay of the Hannah Clan Society. Galloway (Scottish Gaelic: Gall-Ghàidhealaibh/Gallobha) is a region in southwestern Scotland comprising the historic counties of Wigtownshire and Kirkcudbrightshire. A native or inhabitant of Galloway is called a Gallovidian. The place name Galloway is derived from the Gaelic i nGall Gaidhealaib (“amongst the Gall Gaidheil”). The Gall Gaidheil, literally meaning “Stranger-Gaidheil”, originally referred to a population of mixed Scandinavian and Gaelic ethnicity that inhabited Galloway in the Middle Ages.