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MacLeod of Harris Clan

Meaning ‘son of Leod’, the MacLeods of Harris are descended from Leod, a 13th-century man believed to have been the son of Olaf the Black, King of Man.

The clan are particularly associated with the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye. It is on the Isle of Skye that the most important possession of the clan is located, Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. The castle is still owned by the family today.

The current chief of the clan is Hugh Magnus MacLeod of MacLeod.

Details

Septs: BETHUNE, BETON, GRIMMOND, HAROLD, HARRISON, HARROLD, MACANDIE, MACCAIG, MACCLURE, MACCRIMMON, MACCUAIG, MACHAROLD, MACLEOD, MACLURE, MACRAILD, MACWILLIAM, MCANDIE, MCCAIG, MCCLURE, MCCRIMMON, MCCUAIG, MCHAROLD, MCLEOD, MCLURE, MCRAILD, MCWILLIAM, NORMAN, NORMAND
Motto: HOLD FAST
Translation: STAND YOUR GROUND
Crest: A bull's head cabossed, Sable, horned, Or; between two flags Gules, staved of the first.
scottish macleod dress modern tartan

MacLeod Dress Modern

scottish macleod of harris hunting modern tartan

MacLeod of Harris Hunting Modern Tartan

scottish macleod of harris hunting ancient tartan

MacLeod of Harris Hunting Ancient Tartain