RUADHS LOTHIANS SCOTTISH HISTORY TRAIL

educational history scottish

THE CELTIC CLANS CHILDREN O THE MIST WERE THE BACKBONE OF ALL THE BATTLES FOR WARRIORS THEY BE AND FOUGHT FOR MANY KINGS DOWN THROUGH HISTORY WHEN THE CALL WENT OUT THE CLANS WERE READY AND DOWN THE MOUNTIANS AND GLENS THEY CAME ALL HAD THER OWN BATTLE CRY AND WOULD PUT THE FEAR O DEATH INTO EVER FOE FOR EVER MORE O GLORY BE STEAD FAST READY.

CLANS READY FOR BATTLE MARCH TEN THOUSAND.

                       

THE CELTS AND THERE CLANS AND DRUIDS GO TO PHOTO GALLERY AND SEE MUCH MORE ALL IS THERE FOR YOU TO SEE AND ENJOY THE PHOTO GALLERY AND THE GUEST BOOK FOR YOUR COMENT PLEASE THE CELTS WE ARE AND WILL BE FOREVER MORE.

 

            

            

THE CLAN REID

FIDENE ET CONSTAUS    (FAITHFUL AND CONSTANT)

THE CLAN McLEOD

   MURUS AHENEUS ESGO       (HOLD FAST)   I SHINE NOT BURN

THE CLAN MACDONALD

PER MAREPER TERRAS   (BY SEA AND BY LAND)

THE CLAN MORRISON

TEAGHLACH PHABBAY (PABBAY FAMILY) NAMED AFTER ISLAND IN THE SOUND O HARRIS

THE CLAN WALLACE

  PROLIBERATE  (FOR LIBERTY AND FEEDOM)

THE CLAN BRUCE

FUIMUS(WE HAVE BEEN AND WILL BE IN PURSUITS)

THE CLAN DOUGLAS

JAMAIS ARRIERE      (  NEVER BEHIND)

bruces right hand man friend and battle lord

 

 

THE CLAN LOCKHART

CORDA SERRATA PANDO    (I OPEN LOCKED HEARTS)

THE CLAN ROBERTSON

VIRTUTIS GLORIA MERCES(GLORY IS THE REWARD OF VALOUR

THE BATTLE OF BANNOCK BURN

ALL THE ABOVE CLANS ARE JUST A FEW THAT FOUGHT WITH THE BRUCE ON THAT DAY

OUR HERO WALLACE WATCHED FROM THE HEAVENS AND GAVE GOOD LUCK                 

                           PLUS THE CLANS BELOW

THE CLAN KENNEDY

ADHAERO VIRTUTI   (CLING TO VIRTUE)

THE CLAN JOHNSTONE

nunquam non paratus (never un prepared)

THE CLAN MAC GREGOR

S RIOHAL MODHEREAM( MY RACE IS ROYAL)

ROB ROY WAS CHEIFTIAN OF HIS CLAN AND LOOKED AFTER THEM WELL

MAKING HIS MARK IN HISTORY AS CATTLE DEALER AND GUARDIAN OF THE LORDS AND   

AND DUKES CATTLE FROM RUSSLERS

                  HIS SAYING WAS I AM ROB ROY MACGREGOR MY RACE IS ROYAL

                       HIS GRAVE IS IN BALQUIDER OLD KIRK GAVE YARD

THE CLAN ADAMSON

crux mahi grata quies(the cross gives me welcome rest)

               BORDER CLAN AND ONE WHICH WOULD HAVE

               TAKEN THE FIRST ONSLAUGHT FROM THE SOUTH

               LIKE MANY OTHER IN IN THAT REGION   

                MANY MORE CLANS THEY MOVED FUTHER NORTH

                A LARGE PART OF THE ADAMSONS WENT TO FIFE

                AND CAN BE TRACE THERE TO THIS DAY ABERDOUR

                AND OTHER REGIONS OF FIFE IN THE OLD GRAVE YARDS

THE CLAN MCDUFF

DEUS JUVAT(GOD ASSISTS)

THEY WERE THE FROM FIFE AND IT WAS THERE DUTY TO CROWN THE NEW KINGS

OF SCOTLAND FOR ALL TIME ON THE STONE OF DESTINY AT SCONE

ALL THE LORDS CHEIFTIANS FROM ALL OVER SCOTAND WOULD COME TO PLEGE THERE

SUPPORT THE NEW KING AND BRING WITH THEM BY ROYAL LAW A SACK FULL

OF EARTH TO SHOW THERE PLEDGE IN LAND AND MEN OVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS

IT GREW INTO A GREAT MOUND FOR THE STONE TO SIT UPON AND KING BE CROWNED

YOU CAN STILL SEE IT TODAY AT SCONE PALACE SO THE MCDUFFS WERE INPORTANT

THE CLAN MACKAY

NAME MEANS SON OF FIRE-------MANUFORTI (WITH A STRONG HAND)

THE CLAN ELLIS

NON HAECSINE NUMINE (THESE THINGS ARE NOT WITHOUT DEITY)                               

ANGLO/SAXON ORIGIN THEN MOVED INTO BORDERS AREA AND SETTLED IN AREA

THEY WERE CALLED THE BORDER REIVERS DEALING IN STEALING HORSES

RAIDING AND SELLING THEM ON TO ALL COMERS AND STEALTH WAS SURVIVEL 

THE CLAN McINDOE

ROOTS FROM ANCIENT PICTS   QUID NON PRO PATRIA

MOTTO WHAT WOULD NOT ONE DO FOR HIS COUNTRY VERY INPORTANT HISTORICALY

THE CLAN IRWIN

SUB SOLE SUB UMBRAVIRENS     FLOURISH IN BOTH SUN SHINE AND SHADE VERY LONG  LINE GREAT HISTORICAL BACKGROUND LINKED TO BRUCE/ DRUM CASTLE IS THERE SEAT FROM THE TIME OF BRUCE AND STILL TODAY A GEM OF CELTIC HISTORYAND IRISH ALSO THEY WERE ARMOUR BEARERS TO THE KING HIMSELF AND WERE NEIBOURS TO THE BRUCES AND WERE GRANTED TITLES AND LAND.

THE CLAN CAMPBELL

motto neobiviscaris    forget not    crest boars head ----slogan cruachan

0ne of the lagest clans in scotland 1500 stronge fought wa the bruce at bannock burn

celtic origin the earl became the duke o argyll where they have fast lands

inverarey castle is there seat and we also have castle campbell all still here today

THE CLAN ROSS

MOTTO SPEM SUCCESSUS ALIT ----SUCCESS NOURISHES

FIRST SEEN 1066 THEN 1125 THE HIGHLAND CLAN AND EARL O ROSS APPEARS

ROSS-SHIRE IS NAMED AFTER THEM THEY FOUGHT WITH THE BRUCE AT BANNOCKBURN

AND MANY MORE BATTLES TO PROTECT SCOTLAND THEY AND THERE CHEIFTAIN ARE STILL

IN LINE TO THIS VERY DAY IN ROSS-SHIRE IN THE HIGHLANDS.

THE CLAN GRAHAM

MOTTO NE-OUBLIE------DO NOT FORGET

FIRST SEEN IN 1066 WITH THE NORMANS THEY DID COME CALLED DE GRAHAM

THEN IN SCOTLAND FROM 1128 GIVEN ROYAL CHARTERS HIGHLY RANKED WITH ROYALTY

SIR JOHN GRAHAM WAS A COMPANION OF SIR WILLIAM WALLACE

HE WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF FALKIRK BUT STILL THE TITLES CARRIED ON

EARLS AND KNIGHTS THEY HAD SETTLED IN SCOTLAND FROM 1128 AND MARRIED INTO

THE CELTIC CLAN SYSTEM IN 1645 A LARGE PART OF THEM MOVE TO AMERICA

AND ARE CONNECTED WITH THE AREA OF ABERCORN WITCH DATES BACK TO 6CAD

THEY HAD POWER AND LAND AND WEALTH THROUGHT THE KINGS O SCOTLAND

THE CELTS MADE WORKS O ART IN EVERTHING THEY MADE ALL WITH SPECIAL DESIGNS IN A CLASS OFF THERE OWN FOR CRAFTMANSHIP EVEN A SWORD HAD A NAME AND THE BLADE WAS MARKED THE HOURS IN THIS WORK WAS A LABOUR O LOVE AND WHEN IT CAME TO WAR THEY WHERE UNSTOPABLE

THE CELTIC DRUIDS IN ALBA SCOTLAND THE CELTIC DRUID WAS THE ANCIENT CELTIC WAY FOR THE GODS AND LEADERS THEY WERE IN THE OLD CELTIC WAYS A DRIUD BELIEVES IN MOTHER EARTH AND THE POWERS SHE GIVES  THE PICTS ALWAYS HAD A DRUID LEADER AND WARRIORS THEY WOULD BE AND THEY WOULD FOLLOW EVERY WORD HE SAID  WITH GREAT RESPECT AND HONOR AND EVEN INTO BATTLE HE WOULD GUIDE AND WATCH AS THE ROMANS FOUND OUT TO THERE COST AND LOST

The Celtic Druids were here before Christ.

They had gifts and powers, no white robes...this was a myth, I am a Druid.

Henges were built as worship sites, to gather and sacrifice to the Ancient Spirits.

Druid culture was never written down, it was passed down ..and still is, from father to son.

The most important beliefs to the Druids were the four elements to worship.

Earth. Fire, Wind and Water. The four compass points.

They believed in Mother Earth and all things in nature.

The Druids would council their tribe and sort out disputes and wars...they also chose who should be sacrificed, and also the reasons why.

The Druid Priest was the leader and all powerful, the tribe would be in awe of them, they were all seeing and all believing.

We today believe everything on earth is alive and has feeling...ie. fish, flowers...all things that grow and live.

Salmon was one of the things that the Druids revered.

When in 6AD the men of Christ came and built their churches on the Ancient sites throughout Alba. By doing this, they done this to try and convert the Heathens as we were so called. Eventually it worked and even the Romans respected the Druids and their culture of worship.

The Druids were warriors, which the Romans found out to their cost.

The Romans had to build great walls to keep the (Barbarians)! out. That did not work.

So under the leadership of the Druid Priest, the Picts and Celts did succeed. The Romans tried one more time, they sent the 9th legion of a thousand men, they left from Falkirk and travelled into the Highlands and never came back. To this day nothing has ever been found, this was the end of the Romans in Scotland. The Romans withdrew form Alba and England, just now, a film is being made about the lost 9th legion.

Never forget the power of the Celtic Druids and their skills at war that brought down the mighty Romans.

So WE... Celtic Druids are still here today, not many, but enough.. and have been from Ancient times, Pagans we may be,but we here before Christ..and we always look after our own...

 

 

WARRIOR RESTS AND PRAYS TO THE CELTIC GODS

PICTS BATTLE THE 9TH LEGION AND IS NO MORE SEE THEM BATTLE ON THE SCOTS AT WAR PAGE.

WARRIOR BATTLE WEARY BOWS TO THE GRAVE AND ON IT SAY WHERE WILL YOU GO NOW EAST OR WEST   OR NORTH OR SOUTH TAKE THE ROAD HOME MY FRIEND IT SAYS AND REST TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY      FOR NOW THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO AWAIT THE CALL AND I WILL BE BY YOUR SIDE DO OR DIE