Descended from Norman origin, the Stewart family would go on to become the ruling monarchs of Scotland from the 14th century until 1714.
The family themselves would be associated with Scottish regions of Renfrewshire, Teviotdale and Lauderdale and would own all Scotland’s notable castles due to their royal connection. This list of castles included Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Linlithgow Palace.
Despite being perhaps Scotland’s most influential family over the course of history, Clan Stewart is now armigerous – meaning that the clan does not currently have a chief. However, it is widely recognised that the Earls of Galloway are the principal branch of the clan.