Clan Cameron of Locheil, Scotland; descended from the first chief of the clan, Donald Dubh (born c. 1400), who descended from Cameron of Ballegarno in Fife and who married an heiress of the Macmartins of Letterfinlay and formed Clan Cameron. The 13th chief was created Baron of Lochiel in the early 16th century. When Ewan’s heir, Donald died, he went on a pilgrimage to Rome and on the pope’s request, built six chapels on his land. He later supported the heir to the Lord of the Isles in a revolt and was executed at Elgin. Sir Ewan Cameron (1629-1719) led the clan against the Parliamentarian forces during the Civil War. He was knighted by the Duke of York in Edinburgh in 1682, whom he supported when he became James II of England. The clan also supported the second Jacobite rising in 1745. Following the defeat at the Battle of Culloden, the Camerons had their lands forfeited In 1784 the estate was returned to the Camerons. The Camerons Highlanders regiment, were raised by Alan Cameron of Erracht, in 1793. Donald, twenty-fourth chief who died in 1905, was a Member of Parliament for Inverness-shire for seventeen years and a member of the Royal Commission enquiring into the grievances of the crofters in 1883. His son, Donald Walter, twenty-fifth chief, raised four new battalions of Cameron Highlanders to fight in the First World War.
Arms:Gules, three (originally two) bars or.
Crest: A sheaf of five arrows points upwards proper tied with a band gules.
Motto: Aonaibh ri cheile (Unite) On Compartment: Pro rege et patria (For my King and country).