Hereditary home to the
chiefs of Clan Cameron for the last few
hundred years. Current residence of the 27th
Chief of Clan Cameron, Donald Cameron of Lochiel.
CHEILE: The motto of
Clan Cameron, printed on the Cameron crest, which
means "Let Us Unite." This motto has been in use since about 1745.
CHIEF: The head,
or leader of a Scottish
clan. The Chief of Clan Cameron
is traditionally called "Lochiel."
CLAN: Basically, a
large, "extended" family, with the clan chief
acting as a father figure.
ERRACHT: A cadet branch of
Clan Cameron, known for its military bravery.
GAELIC: The "native"
language of the Scottish
Highlands. Still spoken by some
The northern, mountain region of Scotland.
Original home to a great many Scottish
KILT: A knee-length
tartan covering, usually made of wool, traditionally
worn by men in the Scottish
KNIGHT OF THE
THISTLE: The title given to
Scottish Knights for the last few hundred
A Scottish lake.
An area in Scotland about 12 by 16 miles in
size, near the town of Fort William, where the Cameron
Clan has lived for centuries. Also sometimes known
as "Cameron Country." Location of
Achnacarry, home of
EIL: The name of a
Scottish loch in
Lochaber; NOT the correct name for the
Chief of Clan Cameron.
LOCHIEL: The name
traditionally given to the Chief of
Clan Cameron. There have been 27 chiefs of Clan
Cameron. The current Chief is Donald Cameron of Lochiel, who lives
at Achnacarry, home to the Camerons of
PLAID: The fabric
into which a tartan pattern is woven; usually
made of wool.
A name used for Scottish people: "Angus was
a proud Scot."
The country north of England, now a member of the "United Kingdom." Home
to the Cameron Clan.
Someone living in, or a citizen of
An affiliated family which is "allied" with a
Clan Cameron has many
TARTAN: The pattern
used on "Scottish" clothes and
kilts. Also (incorrectly) called
"plaid" in North America. Clan Cameron has
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