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MacKay Clan

The MacKay clan were once one of the most famous clans associated with the far north Highlands of Scotland.

In particular, the clan enjoyed control of the territories of Farr, Tongue, Durness and Eddrachillis. Together, these territories were known as Strathnaver.

It was within Strathnaver that the historic seat of Clan MacKay was located – Castle Varrich. The clan would then later move to the House of Tongue.

Today, the chief of clan Mackay is Aeneas Mackay, 15th Lord Reay.

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Septs: ALLAN, ALLEN, BAIN, BAYNE, KAY, KEY, MACALLAN, MACCAW, MACCAY, MACGAA, MACGAW, MACGEE, MACGHEE, MACGHIE, MACKAY, MACKEE, MACKIE, MACQUE, MACQUEY, MACQUOID, MACVAIL, MACVAIN, MACVANE, MCALLAN, MCCAW, MCCAY, MCGAA, MCGAW, MCGEE, MCGHEE, MCGHIE, MCKAY, MCKEE, MCKIE, MCQUE, MCQUEY, MCQUOID, MCVAIL, MCVAIN, MCVANE, NEILSON, NELSON, PAUL, POLE, POLESON, POLSON, REAY, SCOBIE, WILLIAMSON
Motto: MANU FORTI
Translation: WITH A STRONG HAND
Crest: A dexter arm couped at the elbow the hand grasping a dagger also erect all proper.
scottish mackay ancient tartan

MacKay Ancient Tartan

scottish mackay blue ancient tartan

MacKay Blue Ancient Tartan

scottish mackay modern tartan

MacKay Modern Tartan