The History of Clan Cameron

 
 
 

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Cameron of Locheil Bookplate

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THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN CAMERON

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CAMERON SEPTS

LOCHIEL

 
 
 

CLAN SEAT

Achnacarry is the family seat of Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel, XXVII Chief and Captain of Clan Cameron. The building itself replaces the original wooden building destroyed during the 1745 uprising. It sits on a very pleasant plain by the river Arkaig, near Spean Bridge. Near the house is the famous line of beech trees heeled in by the Gentle Lochiel - a job he was undertaking when he heard that Prince Charles Edward had landed at Glenfinnan. Not far away, near the entrance to Loch Arkaig is the Dark Mile made famous in D K Broster's Jacobite trilogy.

Achnacarry

 
  Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel THE CHIEF OF CLAN CAMERON

Donald Angus Cameron of Lochiel is the heriditary Chief of the Clan Cameron having inherited the title on the death of his father in 2004. He was born on 5th August 1946 to Sir Donald Hamish Cameron and Lady Margaret. In 1974 he married Lady Cecil Kerr and they have three daughters, Catherine Mary, Lucy Margot and Emily Frances and a son Donald Andrew is styled Yr of Lochiel. Lochiel was educated at Harrow and Oxford subsequently training as a Chartered Accountant and was latterly a Director of J Henry Schroder & Co. He is currently Lord Lieutenant of Inverness-shire.

 
 

THE EARLY YEARS

Donald Dubh, born c. 1400 is generally accepted as being the first authentic Chief. Sir Ewan Cameron (1629-1719) was probably the greatest of the Cameron Chiefs and Donald Cameron - the Gentle Lochiel (1695-1746) is known for his loyal support for Prince Charles Edward Stuart in the 1745 rising. In recent years, Sir Donald H Cameron, KT, XXVI Chief (1910-2004), the present Lochiel's father, will be remembered for providing outstanding leadership to the Clan Cameron, travelling the globe to attend Clan Cameron events. The picture on the left is a copy of the McIan print of the Cameron Chief

A Cameron Clansman

 
  Cameron Tartan CAMERON TARTANS

Apart from the first, all Cameron tartans have a distinct gold line within their designs. The tartan illustrated on the left is the Clan Cameron.
 

 
 

This tartan is the ancient Cameron of Erracht. It is linked with the 79th or Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders formed by Sir Alan Cameron of Erracht.

The tartan worn in the McIan print and by Lochiel is Cameron of Lochiel and is normally only worn by members of the family.

Cameron of Erracht

 
 

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