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Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland
By T. B. Johnston, F.R.G.S. and Colonel James A. Robertson
War Cries of the Clans

Or, Rallying Words of some of the Clans.
Clans Gaelic


Buchanan "Clr Innis" An island in Loch Lomond
Campbell "Siol Shiarmaid an Tuirc" The Clan of Diarmid of the Boar
Do. "Cruachan" A mountain in Argyllshire
Farquharson "Crn na Cuimhne" The Cairn of Remembrance in Strathdee
Forbes "Lonach" A hill in Strathdon
Fraser "A' Mhr-fhaiche" The great field
Do. (later)   Castle Downie
Grant "Creag Ealachaidh" A hill in Strathspey. Some of the Grants have "Creag Rabhach" (The Warning Rock) and add "Stand Sure"
MacAlpine "Cuimhnich Bs Ailpein" Remember the death of Alpin
MacDonald "Fraoch-Eilean" Heather Island
Do. (Clanranald) "Dh' aindheoin co theireadh e" In spite of who would say it
MacDonnell (Glengarry) "Creag-an-fhithich" The Raven's Rock
MacDougal "Buaidh no Bs" Victory or Death
MacFarlane "Loch Sligh" The Loch of the Host
MacGillivray "Loch Moidh"  
MacGregor "Ard-Choille" The High Wood
MacIntosh "Loch Moidheidh" (Loch Moy) The Loch of Threatening, a lake near the seat of the Chieftain
MacIntyre "Cruachan" A mountain in Argyllshire
MacKensie "Tulach Ard" A mountain near Castle Donan, anciently the stronghold of the clan
MacKinnon "Cuimhnich Bs Ailpein"  
MacLaren "Creag Tuirc" The Boar's Rock
MacNaughton "Fraoch-Eilean" Heather Island, Loch Awe, Argyllshire
MacNeill "Buaidh no Bas"  
MacPherson "Creag Dhubh Chloinn Chatain" The Black Craig of Clan Chattan
MacQuarrie "An t-Arm Breac Dearg" The army of the chequered red (tartan)
Matheson "Dail Achadh 'n d tharn-aidh The field of the two declivities
Menzies Geal 'us Dearg a suas Up with White and Red
Munro "Caisteal Foulis 'n a theine Castle Foulis ablaze; referring probably to beacon or signal lights
Stewart (Appin) "Creag an Sgairbh" The Cormorant's Rock, on which is built Castle Stalker

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