12/05/2017
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Scotland clan map

20177b88-c9ce-4bbe-8aec-5fcb16c06694

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.

What 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.

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

Outlander guide, available to download now

Map courtesy of Lochcarron of Scotland.

Back to "Scottish maps and resources" Category

12/05/2017 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Scottish MP Joseph Hume was born - On this day in history

Scottish MP Joseph Hume, who founded the memorial to the Scottish Political Martyrs in Edinburgh, was born on ...


Scottish theologian George Gillespie was born - On this day in history

Church leader George Gillespie was born on 21 January 1613 in Kirkcaldy.


Inventor and engineer James Watt was born - On this day in history

James Watt, inventor of the condensor, which helped make the Industrial Revolution possible, was born on 19 ...


Research on the final resting place of 'The Old Fox' - the DNA results are in

An expert team led by leading forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black has carried out detailed ...


Other Articles

Sir John Pringle died - On this day in Scottish history

Sir John Pringle, President of the Royal Society and physician to King George III, died on 18 January 1782. ...


Three curious facts you (probably) didn't know about St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh

St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, was founded in the twelfth century and has ...


The Scotsman - 200 Years of a Scottish newspaper exhibition opens at National Library of Scotland

A special display celebrating two centuries of publication of The Scotsman, and looking at the many historic ...


Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700, 23-24 March 2018

Dress and Décor: Domestic Textiles and Personal Adornment in Scotland up to 1700 is an interdisciplinary ...