Clan Fletcher of Dunans
The word fletcher means a "maker of arrows", and the medieval
fletchers followed, and settled alongside, the clan whose needs they served. The Fletchers
of Glenlyon served under the MacGregors. A family of Fletchers moved to Dunans from
Achallader at the head of Glenorchy, where they were replaced by Campbells. Archibald
Fletcher (1746-1828), born in Glenlyon, was the eldest son of a younger brother of
Archibald Fletcher of Bennice and Dunans. A lawyer and reformer, he was also an
abolitionist, and favoured the cause of American independence.
Clan Fletcher of Saltoun
Saltoun is in East Lothian, the
estate being bought by the Fletchers of Innerpeffer, Angus, in 1643. Andrew Fletcher
(d.1650) was made Lord Innerpeffer in 1623. His son, Sir Robert Fletcher of Saltoun and
Innerpeffer (d.1665), married Catherine Bruce, daughter of Sir Henry Bruce of Clackmannan,
who claimed ancenstry from the grandfather of King Robert the Bruce. Their celebrated
politician and political philosopher who strongly opposed the Act of Union of the Scottish
and English parliaments in 1707.