Septs: Cattanach Gillespie Gillies Gillis Maccleary Macglashan Machardie Mccleary Smith
Motto: TOUCH NOT THE CAT BOT A GLOVE
Translation: TOUCH NOT THE CAT WITHOUT A GLOVE
Crest: A cat salient
This long-powerful group of clans comprised two main divisions, respectively under Macintosh and MacPherson leadership, with some subsidiary septs and family groups joining for protection under a geneal banner. Dissension arose among the sections from various causes, not least from their encroaching neighbours, the Gordons, enticing them into opposing camps, as at Harlaw in 1411.
† The tartan images on this page are courtesy of Linda Clifford (www.lindclifford.com)
WoodCarver Wall Plaque