Gaelic: Camsgron (Crooked nose) Badge: A sheaf of five arrows tied with a band, gules Gaelic Old Motto: Mo righ's mo Dhuchaidh (My King and my Country) Gailic Present Motto: Aonaibh ri cheile (Unite)
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History of The Cameron Tartan
Clan Cameron is said to be one of the most ancient of Scottish clans and is described as fiercer than fierceness itself. They claim descent from the King of Denmark Fergus II on his restoration in 778.
The name comes from the Gaelic Camshron from cam (wry) and sron (nose). In the fifteenth century Donald Dubh married into the family of Cambrun of Ballegarno in Fife. This brought together a confederation of tribes which became known as Clan Cameron. It was further confirmed by James V settling the charter of the barony of Lochiel in Lochaber on the captain of Clan Cameron. Achnacarry Castle was built in the seventeenth century (1655) becoming the home of the Camerons. In the 1745 rebellion Donald the 19th of Lochiel gained the name The Gentle Lochiel whilst displaying great bravery. He is credited to saving Glasgow from the ravages of the Jacobite army. The rebuilding of Achnacarry Castle vertually bankrupted the Lochiel estates with much of the tenantry and famillies evicted to the clearances. Clan Cameron is a clan, with one main branch Lochiel, and numerous cadet branches such as Erracht, Clunes, Glen Nevis, and Fassifern.
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