Clan MacInnes of Scotland; derived from the Gaelic Macaonghuis, meaning son of Angus. According to the chronicle “Senchus Fer n’Alban” the kindred of Angus held Islay which was later held by Clan Donald and the Lordship of the Isles. Modern records show that MacInnes began in Morvern, where they held Kinlochaline Castle, possibly as keepers for the Campbells of Argyll. Another branch were hereditary archers to the Mackinnon chiefs on Skye, a position which is displayed in their crest. During the Jacobite Risings, the much of the clan followed the Campbells for the crown against the Stuart princes.
Arms: Quarterly, 1st, azure, a castle of two towers or, port and windows gules; 2nd and 3rd, or, upon a sea in base undy azure and argent, a lymphad vert flagged and with oars in action gules; 4th, gyronny of eight sable and or, overall, dividing the quarters, a cross vert, charged with a millrind between four pheons argent, accompanied by two cross crosslets in the flanks and as many cross crosslet fitchee, in chief and in base, of the said cross all of the last.
Crest: A sinister arm from the shoulder bendways, attired in a close sleeve of the proper tartan of Clan Aonghais, cuff flashes yellow with three buttons or, grasping a bow vert, stringed gules.
Motto: Ghift dhe an righ (By the grace of God and King).