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Murray of Atholl Clan

Descended from Freskin, a Flemish nobleman who lived during the time of David I in the 12th century, the Murrays would originally settle in West Lothian.

However, it is at Bothwell Castle in South Lanarkshire that the chief family of the clan would make their seat, a large medieval castle that was constructed in the 13th century that still partially stands today.

The Murrays now sit at Blair Castle in Perthshire, near Blair Atholl. Their current clan chief is Bruce Murray, 12th Duke of Atholl – who lives in South Africa.

Details

Septs: BALNEAVES, DINSMORE, DUNSMORE, MORAY, MURRAY, MURRAY OF ATHOLL, MURRIE, NEAVES, PIPER, PYPER, SMAIL, SMALE, SMALL, SMEAL, SPALDING
Motto: FURTH FORTUNE AND FILL THE FETTERS
Translation: GO ONWARDS WITH FORTUNE AND FILL THE SHACKLES
Crest: (Atholl); sinister, on a Wreath Argent and Azure, a pecock's head a neck Proper, accompanied (one on either side) by two arms from the elbows Proper, vested in maunches Azure doubled Argent.
scottish murray of atholl ancient tartan

Murray of Atholl Ancient Tartan

scottish murray of atholl modern tartan

Murray of Atholl Modern Tartan