This is a story by CBC about students at the Culinary Institute of Canada in Charlottetown cooking Haggis to celebrate Scottish tradition on Robbie Burns Day this year. It’s a great read. Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns was born the 25th of January, 1759. He was also known asContinue Reading

From SAINTS OF SCOTLAND by Edwin Sprott Towill, publishers: St. Andrew’s Press. A remarkable fact about the widespread work of the Celtic missionary saints from the fifth century onwards is that scarcely any cases of violent opposition or martyrdom are recorded until the Viking and Danish raids began at theContinue Reading

Reputed to be the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan is located in the Western Isles near Dornie, Ross-shire, at the meeting point of Loch Long, Loch Duich, and Loch Alsh.  The Isle of Skye can be seen across the loch. The following excerpts of castle history are quotedContinue Reading

Clan MacRae Online is a non-commercial site maintained by The Clan MacRae Society of Canada. We use these pages to share information with society members, and to share documents and web links related to the history of Clan MacRae and related families. To promote a better understanding of clan historyContinue Reading

When researching clan and family history, place names have more meaning if they are located on a map and placed in relation to other known locations. These maps are usually large and may take some time to download – please be patient. Dornie, Five Sisters of Kintail & Eilean DonanContinue Reading

The Five Sisters mountain range lies at the head of Loch Duich, at the western end of Glen Shiel. Legend says that at one time there were seven daughters of a local chief, two of whom were taken as brides by two Irish brothers. On departing Kintail, they promised toContinue Reading

MacRae:  from the Ancient Gaelic Macrath meaning ‘Son of Prosperity’ or ‘Divine Grace’ Patronymic (a name derived from the name of a father or ancestor):  Macrath ​ Lands:  Beauly and Kintail​ Clan Seat:  Inverinate, Inverness-shire  (MacRaes of Inverinate)​ Slogan:  Sgur Uran (The name of the highest peak in the Five Sisters, a mountain in Kintail)​ Motto:  Fortitudine (With fortitude)​ MacRaeContinue Reading

Armorial Honours: “Ar. a fess betw. three mullets in chief and a lion ramp. in base gu.” officially documented in Burke’s General Armory. When translated, “Silver, a red middle third between three red stars in the upper third and a red lion attacking in base.” Above the shield and helmetContinue Reading

Tartans:  There are over 16 tartans associated with Clan MacRae. These tartans can be categorized as (Red) MacRae, Hunting MacRae, MacRae of Conchra or Sheriffmuir, and Dress MacRae, the newest tartan. This page shows some of the most popular tartans worn today.  Highland Dress:  Electric Scotland

In the heyday of the Scottish clan system, chieftains would often meet with their members to devise cattle raids, seize lands or conspire against rivals. The earliest Highland gatherings and games were said to have originated from the chiefs’ desire for self-preservation, using challenging tests of speed and strength toContinue Reading