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Scotland clan map

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Discover the history and origins of your Scottish clan with the Scotland clan map. This interactive clan map includes clan motto, tartan, history and geographical area of dozens of Scotland's clans.

Download the exclusive guide to clansWhat is a clan?

Scotland is world famous for its clan system, which has its origins in a network of families who were loyal to a clan chief, often meeting at gatherings - which became the precursor of today's Highland Gatherings and Highland Games. Millions of people around the world share the surname of one of Scotland's clans, with names such as Mackenzie, Stewart, Campbell and Gordon being shared by people in countries including the USA, Canada and Australia.

What were the Highland clans, how did the clan system work and why did it disappear?
Find out much more with our exclusive digital download: Scotland's Highland Clans

MORE: Clan battlefield map

For more on Scotland's clans, visit our societies, clans and clubs section.

Map courtesy of Lochcarron of Scotland.

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