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TITLE
MacColl
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_82_VOLII_P024
DATE OF IMAGE
1845
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
Robert R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30842
KEYWORDS
highland dress
clans
clan histories
clan events
tartans
Stuart
James Logan Clanbook
MacColl

James Logan's "The Clans of the Scottish Highlands" was published to celebrate the centenary of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It was illustrated by Robert R McIan.

Tradition has it that the MacColls have been associated from an early date with the Loch Fyne area, where they came under the influence of Clan Campbell, and that they are a branch of the Clan Donald, in which the personal name Coll was frequently used. They are reputed to have become involved with other clans in their feuds with the MacGregors, and this in turn brought them into conflict with the Macphersons. In 1602 the MacColls were returning from a raid into Ross when they were met by the Macphersons in the Pass of Drumochter. In the ensuing fight, the MacColls lost most of their men, including their leader. There were also Appin MacColls, many of whom fought during the 1745 Jacobite rising under Stewart of Appin.

Evan MacColl, who was born in 1808 at Kenmore on Loch Fyne, became a poet of great renown. He published poetry in both English and Gaelic: 'Mountain Minstrel' in 1836 and 'Clarsach Nam Beann' in 1838

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MacColl

1840s

highland dress; clans; clan histories; clan events; tartans; Stuart; James Logan Clanbook;

Highland Libraries

The Clans of the Scottish Highlands

James Logan's "The Clans of the Scottish Highlands" was published to celebrate the centenary of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It was illustrated by Robert R McIan.<br /> <br /> Tradition has it that the MacColls have been associated from an early date with the Loch Fyne area, where they came under the influence of Clan Campbell, and that they are a branch of the Clan Donald, in which the personal name Coll was frequently used. They are reputed to have become involved with other clans in their feuds with the MacGregors, and this in turn brought them into conflict with the Macphersons. In 1602 the MacColls were returning from a raid into Ross when they were met by the Macphersons in the Pass of Drumochter. In the ensuing fight, the MacColls lost most of their men, including their leader. There were also Appin MacColls, many of whom fought during the 1745 Jacobite rising under Stewart of Appin.<br /> <br /> Evan MacColl, who was born in 1808 at Kenmore on Loch Fyne, became a poet of great renown. He published poetry in both English and Gaelic: 'Mountain Minstrel' in 1836 and 'Clarsach Nam Beann' in 1838