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Clan Colquhoun

March 16, 2011


Gaelic Name: Maca’Chobaich
Motto: Si je Puis (If I can)
Badge: Hazel
Lands: Loch Lomond-side

…..Septs : Over the centuries people associated with the area or those who owed fuedal duty to the Laird, and gained the benefit of his protection, became followers of his banner and subsequently Septs of the Clan. When trouble raised its’ head they were expected to fight and even die to protect the land and possessions of their Laird. As a result of this we now have a position where different names are considered to be a Sept of the Colquhouns.

…..The list of Septs are very subjective and many experts disagree over them, thus, we have the name King which is listed as a Sept of the Colquhouns but is also a Sept of the MacGregors, the one time deadly enemies of the Colquhouns. Similarly the name McLintock is a Sept of the Colquhouns and also the McDougalls.

…..Today the family is seated in the great mansion of Rossdhu near Luss. Gaelic ros dubh for the ‘Black Headland’, stands the stately Georgian house and romantic ruined mediaeval castle of the Chiefs of the Clan Colquhoun. On a wooded peninsula guarded on three sides by the bonny banks of Loch Lomond, Rossdhu looks out across the loch, with its beautiful views towards the lochs islands and the hills beyond. Loch Lomond is within an hours drive of Glasgow and frequent trains leave Queen Street Station in Glasgow to Balloch at the begining of the loch.

Septs of the Colquhoun Clan are:Colquhoun (and its’ many variants), Cowan, Ingram, Kilpatrick, King, Kirkpatrick, Laing, McCowan, McManus, McLintock and McOwan.

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