Church at Struan
Clach na Bratach
Clan Slogan: "Garg’n uair dhuisger" (Fierce When Roused)
Clan Motto: "Virtutis Gloria Merces" (Glory is the Reward of Valor)
The following paragraphs contain a brief look in to the history of Clan Donnachaidh. The authors are local, international, casual writers as well as professional, Clan members and non – members. Each paragraph will contain a link to the complete article. It will be our endeavor to keeps this content fresh and updated with new articles of interest concerning Clan history.
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Origins of the Scots
Scotland as we know it today evolved from the 9th to the 12th Centuries AD. Most casual readers of history are aware that the Picts and the Scots combined to form Alba c.850 AD, and Alba evolved into Scotland – but not everyone is aware how this happened and what the other components of what became Scotland were.READ MORE
What is a Scottish Clan?
Learn what makes up a Clan, what it consists of the structure or organization. What gives each Clan it own uniqueness setting it apart from the others. What led to the collapse of the Clans.READ MORE
Origins of Clan Donnachaidh
From Clan Donnachaidh Society Scotland
The Chiefs are numbered from “Duncan the Stout”, stout in battle rather than in belly, who lived in the 1300s.READ MORE
These Are Your People
Reprint from "The Highlander Magazine"
These are your People”, an article from ‘regarding the Chiefs of Clan Donnachaidh.READ MORE
The Clan in Scotland
Discover the history of Clan Donnachaidh dating all the way back to the 10th century! Discover how the name of the Clan or family name can change with the events of the times and how other names can become part of it!READ MORE
Clan History Article from Scotsweb
This is good overall summary of the history of Clan Donnachaidh.READ MORE
The Real MacBeth
Yes, there was really a Macbeth! Like in the play William Shakespeare made famous! Macbeth is part of Clan Donnachaidh and read about the TRUE story and not the one made up by Shakespeare!READ MORE
Chiefs of Clan Donnachaidh
A listing of the Chiefs of Clan Donnachaidh from the very first to the current and future Chiefs.READ MORE
Which Crest Badge Is It?
For many who are new to ancestry, specifically Clan Donnachaidh, there seems to be some confusion on which is the proper crest badge. This article will attempt to clear the confusion.READ MORE