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.