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Scottish and Irish Clans & Families
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How did the Scottish clan system collapse?
Why Did the Scottish Clan System Collapse? Many pinpoint the bloody Battle of Culloden in 1746 as the moment where everything changed for Scotland’s clan system, as King George’s troops crushed the Jacobite rebellion. In what today might be considered ethnic cleansing, the ruling King of England ordered all supporters of the Jacobite cause be slaughtered, including many of the clans that populated the Scottish Highlands. This was followed by the notorious Highland Clearances and bitter disputes over land ownership, during which any final traces of Highland clans were forced on mass to the sea coast, the Lowlands or abroad.

Further information on Scottish Clans and Families

This map is accurate to the Acts of Parliament passed in 1587 and 1594 respectively.

Map showing the districts of the Highland clans of Scotland (3Mb's)
Map showing the districts of the Highland Clans of Scotland (912k)

Viw our Scottish Events Calendar
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Also shows their Clan Crest and Tartan

Arms of the Scottish Family & Clan Chiefs





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