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.
Memorial Appeal


THE FIERY CROSS ( CROIS LASARADH ) IS FROM YOUR CHIEF, Ranald Alasdair MacDonald Chief of the Honourable Clan Ranald of Lochaber, Mac Mhic Raonuill





Our clan is known in Scottish History as "The Ready Warriors", the present incumbent has inherited most, if not all of his ancestors characteristics and so has his family. The Chief's message now follows :

"As it is my intention to create a permanent memorial to our ancestors, I have decided to erect one in the historic burial ground of Clan Ranald of Lochaber, the ancient 7th century Celtic burial ground of Cille Choirill in the Western Highlands of Scotland, our Duthas ( our clan territory ). The memorial will be cast in bronze, and our Chieftain Stanley F. Drake, our Fear-tarruing dhealbh - (Clan Artistic Limner ) has illustrated it on this page.. A signed copy by your Chief will be sent to all donors, no matter how small a donation may be but please include a SAE . Donations should be sent to :-

MacDonald of Keppoch
122 Lauriston Place

Because of the currency situation vis a vis charges, which sometime are extortionate in proportion to the value of a cheque. All cheques should be Certified Cheques, Crosssed and made payable to "The Keppoch Memorial Fund". Names but not full addresses of all donors who donate £50 or more, will be shown on the web site.

A special photograph of the Keppoch Memorial Plaque signed by our Chief will be sent to all those who donate £100 or above. For security reasons neither email nor personal addresses will be posted.

People who have donated so far are:

Chieftain Alasdair Ranald MacDonald of Keppoch - £200
Mr & Mrs Archibald and Patricia McNeillage, Kilcreggan, Dunbartonshire - £100
Mr & Mrs John and Maureen Lafferty, Port na Blagh, Donegal, Eire - £100
Professor Robert Phillips, DPhil. U.S.A. - $400
The Clan MacFarlane Association - £100
Donation from Keppoch Clansmen England - £40
Donation from Keppoch Clansmen Ontario, Canada - £25
Professor Robert Rennie University of Glasgow School of Law - £100
Chiefain David McGonagle - £100
Semus Burgess - £50

Total donations - £1021

The target for the Keppoch Memorial Fund is £1269 plus carriage.


Keppoch Memorial Fund - message from the Chief

Thank you one and all for your generous support to our fund. We are nearing our target figure. With a bit of further effort by those who have not yet contributed to the Keppoch Memorial Fund, we may have our memorial in situ in Cille Choirill in time for The Gathering and Home Coming 2009, when I can arrange for a Keppoch Gathering on site for that very special occasion. Lets go for it!

Moran taing a h'uile daoine!

Please send all donations in Pounds Sterling and please also include an A4 envelope for the return of the photographic copy of the Keppoch Memorial Plaque. Thank you for your cooperation.




E-mail: ranald@macdonaldofkeppoch.org