Tartan Tuesdays - Clan MacKintosh

Tartan Tuesdays - Clan MacKintosh
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The tartan pictured is our MacKintosh Modern 16oz, double width, tartan.

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About the Clan

The name MacKintosh comes from the Gaelic name: Mac-an-Toiseach. The Gaelic word ‘Toiseach’ means 'leader, chief or captain'. According to clan historians, the first chief of the clan was Shaw, second son of Duncan MacDuff, Earl of Fife, Royal house of Dalriada. The name, therefore, has been thought to mean ’son of the chief’.

Clan Crest

The clan crest is a cat-a-mountain salient guardant proper.

Clan Mottos

The clan mottos are: Touch Not The Cat Bot A Glove which means 'touch not the cat without a glove” and Loch Moigh which means 'Rallying Cry'.

Clan History

Clan MacKintosh is a Scottish clan, from Inverness, with strong Jacobite ties. The MacKintosh clan shares a common history with the Chattan Confederation.

Chief Angus MacKintosh supported Robert I of Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence. He led the Clan MacKintosh at the Battle of Bannockburn, in 1314, where the English were defeated. He is placed second in the list of chiefs, given by General Stewart of Garth, as present in this battle.

In the 14th Century, Clan MacKintosh were involved in many clan battles, mostly against Clan Cameron, with whom they had an extensive feud which lasted over 350 years.

During the Civil War of the 17th century the Clan MacKintosh were staunch royalist supporters of the King. They fought in the royalist army which was commanded by James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose.

During the 18th century, the Clan MacKintosh supported the Jacobite cause and the House of Stewart. On 15 September 1715 the Clan MacKintosh fought, as Jacobites, at the Battle of Sherrifmuir where the Jacobites were defeated by British government forces.

At Culloden, the MacKintosh Clan was the first to charge the British troops. They broke through the first two ranks, but then found themselves trapped behind the lines. Almost all of the MacKintosh warriors were killed


Moy Hall is the current seat of the chief of Clan MacKintosh. Moy Castle on Moy Island, on Loch Moy was the original seat of the chief of Clan Mackintosh.

Clan chiefs

The current Chief is John MacKintosh of MacKintosh. He has been chief since 1995 and currently resides in Singapore as a teacher at Nanyang Girls’ High School. The following table is a list of some of the previous chiefs of Clan MacKintosh.

Septs of Clan Mackintosh

Adamson, Ayson, Clark, Combie, Crerar, Dallas, Doles, Elder, Easson, Eason, Esson, Glen, Glennie, Hardie, Hardy, Heggie, MacAndrew, MacAy, MacCardney, McCombie, McFall, McIntosh, MacCombie, MacCombe, MacComie, M’Conchy, McGlashan, MacHardie, MacHardy, MacHay, MacKeggie, M’Killican, MacNiven, MacOmie, MacRitchie, MacThomas, Niven, Noble, Paul, Ritchie, Seawright, Siveright, Shand, Shaw, Tarrill, Tosh, Toshach.

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