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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Clan MacIntosh Tours of Scotland

Clan MacIntosh Tours of Scotland. The name MacIntosh is thought to come from the Gaelic 'Mac-an-Trisect' which means 'son of the chief'. Early records suggest that the first chief of the highly influential Clan MacIntosh was Shaw, the son of Duncan Macduff, who was the Earl of Fife and a member of the royal house of Dalriada.

The 5th chief, Ferquhar, was part of the effort to prevent the invasion of the west coast of Scotland by the King of Norway, Haakon. He died during a duel in 1291 which left his son Angus, who was an infant at the time, to succeed him.

Angus was taken under the guardianship of his uncle, Alexander of Islay, the Lord of the Isles. His marriage to Eva was planned to secure his future. The clan accumulated the lands of Glumly and Loch Arraign. Angus and his family lived on the lands of Forecastle which belonged to Clan Chattan.

The Comyns asked the MacIntoshes to dine with them at a feast that would help to reconcile the long and difficult relationship between them. The MacIntoshes fought under the Marquess Montrose through his campaign to support Charles I. They were loyal to the Stuart cause during the '15; Lachlan MacIntosh personally led eight hundred members of his clan to help the Jacobites under his cousin, Brigadier William MacIntosh of Borlum.

The 22nd chief of the MacIntoshes, Angus, was a captain in the Black Watch Regiment during the '45 when Prince Charles Edward Stuart returned to Scotland. The MacIntoshes, along with Clan Chattan, fought at Culloden but suffered heavy loses.

Septs of Clan: Adamson, Ayson, Combie, Crerar, Dallas, Doles, Elder, Esson, Glen, Glennie, Hardie, Hardy, MacAndrew, MacAy, MacCardney, MacCombie, MacCombe, MacComie, M'Conchy, Macglashan, Machardie, Machardy, MacHay, Mackeggie, M'Killican, MacNiven, MacOmie, Macritchie, MacThomas, Niven, Noble, Paul, Ritchie, Seawright, Siveright, Shaw, Tarrill, Tosh, Toshach.

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