Derived from the Gaelic MacGille Fholain meaning “son of the servant of St Fillan”, the MacLellans are a clan mostly associated with the Scottish Lowlands.
The historic seat of Clan MacLellan is located at MacLellan’s Castle in the historic county of Kirkcudbright in the south-west of the country. The castle was built in the late 16th century and stands in the centre of the modern town of Kirkcudbright. The family sold the castle in 1752.
The MacLellan clan is an armigerous clan – this means it has no current clan chief.