ENSIGNS ARMORIAL :, THEREFORE, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, for aught yet seen (Primo) MAINTAINS, RATIFIES and CONFIRMS unto the Petitioner and his heirs male, Chief of the Name and Arms of MacDonald of Keppoch and of the Honourable Clanranald, Mac'ic Raonuill, the following Ensigns Armorial, videlicet:- Quarterly, 1st, Or, a lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure, 2nd, Argent, a dexter hand Gules holding a cross crosslet fitchée Sable, 3rd, Argent, a lymphad sails unfurled and oars in action Sable flagged Gules, 4th, Azure, a salmon naiant Proper. Above the Shield is placed an Helm befitting his degree with a Mantling Gules doubled Or 6 7 , and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest an eagle displayed Gules crowned of a ducal coronet Or, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto "AIR MUIR 'S TIR" and in another Escrol below the same this Motto "DIA 'S NAOMH AINDREA"; and on a compartment below the Shield comprising a rock Proper charged with the outline of a footprint are set for Supporters two wild boars Azure armed Argent langued Gules crined Or, each holding a Lochaber axe, its head facing outwards, Proper the cutting edge Sanguinée; and for his Standard three and a half metres long having Azure a St. Andrew's Cross Argent in the hoist of two tracts Gules and Or with his Crest depicted once and the slogan "DIA 'S NAOMH AINDREA" in letters Sable in the fly; and for his Pinsel 135 centimetres long and 60 centimetres high Gules, bearing the foresaid Crest within a strap of leather Gules buckled and embellished Argent inscribed with the Motto "AIR MUIR 'S AIR TIR" in letters also Argent all within a circlet of the Last, fimbriated Azure, bearing his title "MAC'IC RAONUILL" in letters Gules and in the fly, surmounted of a sprig of white heather Proper, being the proper plant-Badge of Clanranald of Lochaber, the slogan "DIA 'S NAOMH AINDREA" in letters Sable, and (Secundo) GRANTS WARRANT to the Lyon Clerk to matriculate the foresaid Ensigns Armorial in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.

NB. The use of the wild boar symbol, is the ancient Celtic Gael symbol of both war and kingly, derived from the Sun ( masculine ). It is also symbolic and directly associated with the Dunadd Boar Stone in Dalriata, the ancient crowning stone of the first Kings of Scots up to Kenneth MacAlpine. The twin boars are standing on the Boar Stone each hold a lochaber axe sanguine ( bloodied ).The footprint on the stone is where the king placed his barefoot while being inaugurated, and is shown on the stone beside the boar's foot.The king wore a white gown to signify purity of spirit. On his head was placed the Scottish gold crown. He held the sword of state in one hand, and held the septre in the other hand, signifying the right to rule over his people.

11-07-2018   The Prestonpans Battle Re-enactment and Celebrate

Greetings all Keppoch Clan,

The Prestonpans Battle Re-enactment is taking place on the 15 and 16th of September 2O18. We have been invited to attend by the Chairman, Dr Prestoungrange.

As this is in remembrance of an important event in history I would urge you to come along if possible. The battle was won by the Jacobites; our clan was prominent amongst them. This is a big event with lots of activities going on including re-enactments of the battle and a parade... There will be fun for all the family.

For more information please refer to the official website.

All the best,


26-01-2018   New Year's Greetings

New year's greetings to all Keppoch clansmen and friends. I hope 2018 finds you all well and happy. We celebrated a very happy family Burns supper last night and toasted the haggis and our national bard on the day of his birth. We wish you all the very best.

Dia's Naomh Aindrea.

Chief of the Honourable ClanRanald of Lochaber


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Chief of the Honourable ClanRanald of Lochaber

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A warm and cordial welcome to Keppoch clansmen world-wide.

This site has been designed especially with you in mind, and I trust and sincerely hope, that it is stimulating and beneficial to you all.

It is the first for the Clan Ranald of Lochaber, and is in the process of being developed. So please be patient, and you will I feel sure, find it both interesting and rewarding. It will eventually contain a wealth of information to help all those seeking further details of our clan, its origin, its present status and future aims. Its primary aim is to reunite our clan after a long interval of 156 years, and to facilitate easier and better communication between us all.

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