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TITLE
Logan
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_82_VOLII_P029
DATE OF IMAGE
1845
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
Robert R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30847
KEYWORDS
highland dress
clans
clan histories
clan events
tartans
James Logan Clanbook
Logan

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.

There appear to have been two distinct Logan families, one Lowland and one Highland, though they may have been linked. The word Logan, Laggan, or Logie signifies a hollow place or plain and is common throughout Scotland.

Restalrig near Edinburgh was the home of the Lowland Logans. The most famous of these were Sir Robert and Sir Walter Logan who were killed in Spain in 1329 when making their way with the heart of Bruce to the Holy Land. A later Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig married a daughter of Robert II and granted Edinburgh a charter giving liberty to enlarge and build the harbour of Leith. He was appointed Admiral of Scotland in 1400. The Logans of Restalrig were eventually outlawed and disbanded.

The Highland Logans are said to be descended from the Logans of Drumderfit in Easter Ross. Tradition has it that their chief Gillegorm was killed in a battle with the Frasers at Kessock. A few months later, Gillegorm's widow gave birth to a son who later became a priest. He or one of his sons was known as Gille Fhinan (a follower of St Finan) and his descendants honoured his memory by taking the name MacGille Fhinan, which was anglicised into Maclennan. The Maclennans became numerous in Kintail and in 1645 many of them died at the Battle of Auldearn heroically defending the standard of the MacKenzies of Seaforth

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Logan

1840s

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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 /> There appear to have been two distinct Logan families, one Lowland and one Highland, though they may have been linked. The word Logan, Laggan, or Logie signifies a hollow place or plain and is common throughout Scotland.<br /> <br /> Restalrig near Edinburgh was the home of the Lowland Logans. The most famous of these were Sir Robert and Sir Walter Logan who were killed in Spain in 1329 when making their way with the heart of Bruce to the Holy Land. A later Sir Robert Logan of Restalrig married a daughter of Robert II and granted Edinburgh a charter giving liberty to enlarge and build the harbour of Leith. He was appointed Admiral of Scotland in 1400. The Logans of Restalrig were eventually outlawed and disbanded.<br /> <br /> The Highland Logans are said to be descended from the Logans of Drumderfit in Easter Ross. Tradition has it that their chief Gillegorm was killed in a battle with the Frasers at Kessock. A few months later, Gillegorm's widow gave birth to a son who later became a priest. He or one of his sons was known as Gille Fhinan (a follower of St Finan) and his descendants honoured his memory by taking the name MacGille Fhinan, which was anglicised into Maclennan. The Maclennans became numerous in Kintail and in 1645 many of them died at the Battle of Auldearn heroically defending the standard of the MacKenzies of Seaforth