Project: Scottish Clans

Categories: Scottish Clans Project | Ethnic Roots Projects

The Scottish Clans Project is a Sub-Project of the Scotland Project

Welcome to the Scottish Clans Project!

This project is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in profiles related to Scottish Clans and related families. For general guidance regarding clans see the Scottish Clans Category page.

Project members can take primary responsibility for a specific Scottish Clan and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information. If there isn't a particular Clan that interests you, you can contribute to any of these tasks on any profiles, especially those that have no Clan manager.


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Are you interested in the Scottish Clans Project?

For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

If you would like to be involved in this project, please do the following:

  1. Add the line [[Category:Scottish Clans Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the category page.
  2. If you are a member of a particular Clan you can use the Scottish Clans Profile Sticker. This template will assign your profile to the designated Clan category page.
  3. Add your name to the list on the Scottish Clans - Project Member Interests page, let us know what your research interests are and how you would like to contribute to the project.
  4. Many of the Clan mentors manage the Tag feeds for individual clans. If you are interested in a particular Clan please also add the name of the clan into the Tag followed section and include the User Box to show your research interest.
  5. Our G2G location is the best place to post queries regarding research.


Many researchers on WikiTree rely on this project to be accurate and are dependent on the information members of the Scottish Clans project put up on the tree. Any improvements you can make to the profiles of the Scottish Clans Project are welcome, but here are some specific goals we're working towards:

  • For each profile identified as appropriate to this project:
    • All duplicates merged into the final profile ID
    • All relevant categories are added
    • Parents are correct and documented
    • Biography is cleaned up, free of any GEDCOM junk, Ancestry trees, etc., and ideally has an actual written biography.

When merging always select the lowest correct LNAB. To understand the importance of this please see the page on project protection and the Leader instructions on project protecting and merging.

A good explanation also is The reason behind merges and identifying the lowest numbered profile with the correct last name at birth

Current Sub-Projects

Clan Edmonstone - the leader for this Sub-Project is John P Vickery IV

Clan Grant - the leader for this project is Geoff Grant

Category:Significant and Famous Scots

General Notes on the Project

For each Family the group has chosen a name and a project participant will become that family's manager (see the list below this section). The family manager is the primary person working on merges for that family.



  • Scottish Military History
    • Alternate Battle names need to be entered, within parenthesis after main name.
    • Battle pages need to be set as sub-categories of participating clans and places
  • Scottish Clans, all main clans entered. Clan category pages need editing.
  • Clan_Photos
    • Various Clan Photos of Tartans ,Badges ,Crest,Maps
    • Can be added to Category Page of your Clan
    • I have only added Clans that the Project Members have mentioned
    • If you would like a Clan added to the list just let me know
  • The Story of the Saltire
    • The Story of Scotlands St Andews Cross Flag
  • A Glossary of Clan Terms
    • A list of terms used by Scottish Clans and the meaning of
    • Words from the Gaelic (Gàidhlig) language please feel free to add to or improve this page
  • Scottish Clans Map
    • and other Maps of Scotland please feel free to add too or improve this page, these Maps have been added from Wikipedia and Wikimedia commons so there are no copyright issues.
  • Photos of Clan Strongholds,Castles and Houses
  • Clan name copied to title
  • Description/Story entered from [1] or [2] links
  • Scottish Clan Glossary??

Scottish Clans Project Stickers

The Scottish Clans Project has two stickers which can be added to profiles.

1.User Interest Scottish Clan

This user box is for WikiTree members of the Scottish Clans Project who are interested in a particular Scottish Clan. If you are a member of that clan, you should also add the clan category (e.g., [[Category:Clan Stewart]]) to your profile.

To include it on your profile, insert the following code into your biography, inserting the appropriate tartan image and clan name:

{{User Interest Scottish Clan
|tartan = Clan Tartans-7.png
|clan = Clan Stewart

This example displays:

... ... ... has an interest in Clan Stewart, part of the Scottish Clans Project.

Important: Make sure that what you put in the clan field is exactly the name of that clan's category.

To find the name of the correct tartan image, check Space:Clan Tartans.

For more options using this sticker click on the heading link above at 1.

2. User Scottish Clan

This Profile Sticker is for WikiTreers and ancestors who are/were members of a Scottish Clan.

To include it on your profile, insert the following code into your biography, inserting the appropriate tartan image and clan name:

{{User Scottish Clan
|tartan = Clan Tartans-7.png
|clan = Clan Stewart

This example displays:

... ... ... is a member of Clan Stewart.

To find the name of the correct tartan image, check Space:Clan Tartans.

Important: Make sure that what you put in the clan field is exactly the name of that clan's category.

For more options using this sticker click on link at heading above 2.

*Please do not add the Scottish Clans Project template to profiles. This is reserved for profiles which are project protected and being managed by the project. Thank you.

Project Box

This Template should only be used on profiles which are under the management of the Scottish Clans Project and for which the project account must be added e.g ppp. It adds the Clan Name and Tartan

{{Scottish Clans
| clan = Clan Stewart
| tartan = Clan Tartans-7.png

If you consider this template is appropriate to any profile please contact the Project google group to discuss. Google Community

Scottish Clans
Winning Profile

of the week

Clan Week Profile


William Wallace




Fourth Week

of October

Mary Hammond

Billy Wallace

?? Donald Munro




Third Week

of December

Trib Triboulet
?? Thomas Tullideph




Third Week

of May 2014

Christine Searle

Related Internal websites

Project Resource Page This is an experiment. If it works, we will remove the resources from this page and transfer them to the Resource Page.

Category: Peerage of Scotland This has links for categories that should be added to clan profiles if appropriate. Pre 1707. After that date the Peerage of Scotland became part of the Peerage of Great Britain.

Peerage of Great Britain replaced the Peerages of England and Scotland, until it was itself replaced by the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1801.

Category: Scottish Clan Style Guide This explains the hierarchy of categories for the Clan Project. (Note: As of 26 Jun 2018, this page does not exist.)

Related External websites

Thanks to

Billy Wallace

for the link to most of these Websites

Clan Specific Resources

Clan Chiefs

Individual Clans

  • Scottish Clans and Septs - Over time, many septs have become clans in their own right and, in the political turmoil that Scotland has seen over the centuries, many others came to be related to more than one clan.
  • Whats my Clan - Find out here if your family name is associated with a clan or a tartan. Some names are associated with a district tartan rather than a Clan
  • RampantScotland -Rampant Scotland has histories of a large number of clans and families who have been significant in the making of Scotland. These histories contain links to other sources of useful information including clan/family Web sites

Map of Clan Areas


  • Whats my Clan - Find out here if your family name is associated with a clan or a tartan. Some names are associated with a district tartan rather than a Clan
  • Scottish Tartans Authority Charity - We maintain the world's largest and most comprehensive tartan database, the most extensive woven tartan archives and an unsurpassed archive of books and documents on tartan and its many strands.


Starting in 1841, Census records are detailed.

  • FreeCen allows searches at no charge.
  • Scotlands People has records from 1841-1911. $$$$ (uses credit system once purchase is made).


DNA Projects

Help with Documents

  • Scottish Hand Writing - This website offers online tuition in palaeography for historians, genealogists and other researchers who have problems reading manuscript historical records written in Scotland in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Historical Society Links

  • RampantScotland -Rampant Scotland has histories of a large number of clans and families who have been significant in the making of Scotland. These histories contain links to other sources of useful information including clan/family Web sites.


  • Medieval Lands -A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families

Immigration Records


  • Mapco - Great Site for Old Maps
  • [[1]] National Library of Scotland collection including some beautiful etchings


Scottish Military Museums


  • Current Value of Old Money - This site has many links for answering the question "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?"

Proverbs, Quotes, and Stories

Region Specific Sources

North America

United Kingdom and Ireland

  • Scotland's People - The official Government site for Births, Marriages, Deaths, Wills and Old Parish Records. Fee by Day Search, Three Month, etc.
  • Scottish Indexes - New site at Aug 2014 Collection of unique sources mainly for southern Scotland at present.


  • Historic Scotland Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government and is charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.
  • Electric Scotland This is a fantastic site where links to books, publications, articles. Sources which have been published and are great for research and citation and documentation of facts. Free.
  • Mitchell Library one of the largest public reference libraries in Europe and has great online resources on virtually anything you need.
  • The Scots Peerage : founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. Free.
  • The Gazateer for Scotland - The Gazetteer for Scotland is a vast geographical encyclopaedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles.
  • Society for One-Place Studies - The vision of this Society is to bring together those like-minded people and provide a platform for members to share good practice, ideas and methodology in one place, as well as promote the research being undertaken on their study area.
  • WeRelate - The World's Largest Genealogy Wiki
  • The Peerage by Darryl Lundy. A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  • Old Scottish Genealogy and Family History - free links to 400 books from National Library of Scotland - Scottish Families. Also search (pay) links to Kirk Sessions and parish records - some free info included.

Sourcing Citing Documentation

  • Evidenced Explained Facebook Page Elizabeth Shown Mills, a highly credentialed and experienced genealogist, has long been recognized as a leader in setting professional standards in her field, especially regarding sources - why, when and how to source a fact in a family tree.

Family Assignments (by LNAB)

LNABs Managed by Geoff I. Grant


LNABs Managed by Sir William Arbuthnot


LNABs Managed by Eugene

MacLean Clan Chiefs, their families and the Cadet (Chieftan) houses.

LNABs Managed by Terri

Munro Clan Chiefs and Barons/Baronets of Foulis, which are also the ancestors of President James Monroe.

LNABs Managed by Terry

Boyd Baron Kilmarnock

Cumming Laird of Badenoch, Chancellor of Scotland

Drummond Earl of Perth Chief of Clan Drummond

Dundas Baron Dundas, Earl of Zetland Earl of Ronaldshay

Graham Marquess of Montrose,Viscount of Dundee

Hamilton The Lairds of Cadzow,Earl of Arran

MacTavish The clan name MacTavish is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Mac Tamhais, which translates to Thomson or Thom(p)son in English

Ogilvy Earls of Airlie,Earls of Seafield

Russell The Russells are Septs of the Cummings Clan

Thompson The Thompsons are Septs of the MacTavish Clan

LNABs Managed by Terri R



LNABs Managed by Maria















LNABs Managed by (manager needed)


LNABs Managed by Andrew Ross



LNABs Managed by Sheri



LNABs Managed by (manager needed)


LNABs Managed by Peter


LNABs Managed by Ken





LNABs Managed by (manager needed)



LNABs Managed by (manager needed)


LNABs Managed by Valerie



LNABs Managed by (managers needed)




LNABs Managed by (manager needed)


LNABs Managed by Allan Stuart

Stewart The clan is recognised by Court of the Lord Lyon, however it does not have a clan chief recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms.

Stewart of Appin Armigerous Clan

Stuart of Bute Recognised by the office of the Lord Lyon as an independent Clan

Clan Fothringham of Powrie Armigerous Clan

LNABs Managed by (manager needed)


LNABs Managed by Vic


LNABs Managed by Darlene


LNABs Managed by (manager needed)



LNAB Managed by Michael Thomas

Castles owned by these clans [[2]]

House of Alpin -- Profile of House - 843-878 and 889-1040

House of Moray -- Profile of House - 1040-1058

House of Dunkeld -- Profile of House - 1058-1286

House of Balliol -- Profile of House - 1292-1296

House of Bruce -- Profile of House - 1306-1371

Ainslie -- Profile of Clan - Armigerous Clan

Bruce -- Profile of House - The Chief, Earl of Elgin, reminds family members to use the word "House" instead of "Clan"

Douglas -- Profile of Clan - Armigerous Clan, a historic border clan based near the English/Scottish border

Dunbar -- Profile of Clan - Sept of Clan Murray

Fleming -- Profile of Clan - Sept of Clan Murray

Fraser -- Profile of Clan

Fraser of Lovat -- Profile of Clan

Gordon -- Profile of Clan

Gray -- Profile of Clan - Armigerous Clan

Gunn -- Profile of Clan

Herries -- Profile of Clan - Armigerous Clan, very closely related to Clan Maxwell

Keith -- Profile of Clan - and as a Sept of Clan Sutherland

MacAlpine -- Profile of Clan / MacAlpin -- Profile of Clan - Clann Chináeda, the ancient House of Alpin

Mar -- Profile of Clan

Marshall -- Profile of Clan - Sept of Clan Keith

Moncreiffe -- Profile of Clan - including its various spellings, Armigerous Clan, although considered to be a Sept of Clan Murray by some sources

Murray/Moray -- Profile of Clan

Ogilvie -- Profile of Clan

Piper -- Profile of Clan - including its various spellings, Sept of Clan Murray

Randolph -- Profile of Clan - Sept of Clan Bruce

Rattray -- Profile of Clan - Sept of Clan Murray

Schaw -- Profile of Clan - Armigerous Clan

Seton -- Profile of Clan - also Seaton

Shaw/Shaw of Tordarroch -- Profile of Clan

Somerville -- Profile of Clan - Armigerous Clan

Spalding -- Profile of Clan - Sept of Clan Murray

Sutherland -- Profile of Clan

Urquhart -- Profile of Clan

Wallace II -- Profile of Clan

LNAB Managed by Sandy Edwards

Duncan Armigerous Clan

LNAB Managed by Doug Straiton

Straiton & Straton


Udny & Udnie

Glen & Glenn

Clan Leslie

Clan Rose

Clan Abernethy

List of Clans to Do

If you have a Clan you want a Category page for, please drop it here and I'll pick it up. Or you can drop it onto my List. Vic Watt is doing a super job of trolling through and finding the loose ends but we can all help.

On list:

Clan Little - Leake Little requested

Clan Macpherson Clan Ramsay


Bruce William McSpider Thanks to Terry and Billy for a wonderful profile.

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