Derived from the Norman name de Haga, the Haig family have retained their lands at Bemersyde in Roxburghshire for over 800 years. If fact, the founder of the clan – Petrus de Haga – was already in control of the territory when his name first appeared in records during the mid-12th century.
The Haigs would enjoy a turbulent history and were staunch supporters of the Scottish cause during the Scottish Wars of Independence. They would later build their clan seat on their lands at Bemersyde in 1535, a building that remains alongside their lands to this day.
The current clan chief is Alexander Douglas Derrick Haig, 3rd Earl Haig.