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Skene Clan

The name of Clan Skene is derived from a story in which the original founder of the clan saved the life of the king from a savage wolf with nothing but his small knife, the Sgian-dubh.

The clan would go on to be associated with the district of Aberdeenshire and it is here that their traditional clan seat would be located at Skene Castle.

The current clan chief of Clan Skene is Dugald Skene of Skene.

Details

Septs: DYAS, DYCE, SKEEN, SKENE
Motto: VIRTUTIS REGIA MERCES
Translation: A PALACE IS THE REWARD OF BRAVERY
Crest: A dexter arm issuing from the shoulder out of a cloud holding forth in the hand a triumphal crown, Proper.
scottish skene ancient tartan

Skene Ancient Tartan