Scottish Clan Books

Discover the history and origin of your Scottish clan and family history with these fun entertaining and easy to read mini books. Authored by our very own experienced journalist/historian these books describe the origins of your family name in a light hearted and informative fashion.

Presents for all the Scottish family.
Why not buy a bundle (and get a discount) and give them out as present at birthdays, family celebrations, family reunions, retrial parties, christmas or just a random act of kindness and generosity. They make great stocking fillers at Christmas. We deliver to most places around the world.

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Murray Clan Book
A name that resonates throughout the pages of the frequently turbulent drama that is Scotland’s story, ‘Murray’ derives from the place name of Moray.   A family of great distinction and with the motto of ‘Quite ready’, they were at the very heart of the bloody struggle for the nation’s freedom and independence, with the gifted commander Sir Andrew de Moray playing a key role in the freedom fighter William Wallace’s victory over the English at the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297..
£3.99
Ogilvie Clan Book
From origins that can be traced back through the centuries to a dim and distant Celtic past and known as the ‘Siol Gilchrist’, meaning ‘the race, or posterity, of Gilchrist’, Clan Ogilvie has been a main player on the stage of Scotland’s dramatic story.   Accumulating honours and titles as the centuries progressed, Sir Walter Ogilvie was appointed the first Lord High Treasurer of Scotland in 1429, Sir James Ogilvie elevated to the peerage in 1491 and James, 8th Lord Airlie, creat..
£3.99
Orr Clan Book
With roots in both the Lowlands and the Highlands, bearers of the Orr name appear early in the Scottish historical record. The ancestors of some of the name today may well have originally gone under the name of MacGregor, suffering as a consequence as the clan was outlawed and even the proud name banned. Read here the stirring tale of the Orrs, both past and present. ..
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Paterson Clan Book
Bearers of a name whose origins can be traced back to the dark and distant fifth century, generations of Patersons have made their mark not only on the pages of Scotland’s rich and colourful story, but on the world at large.   As kinsfolk of the clansmen, they fought and died in the bloody struggles for the nation’s independence, the forlorn cause of the exiled Royal House of Stuart and for religious freedom.   In more peaceful times, Andrew Barton Paterson, better k..
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Pringle Clan Book
It is one of the oldest surnames still to be found in the Scottish Borders, and the often turbulent history of bearers of the name of Pringle is inextricably linked with the hills, valleys, and rivers of their ancient home territory.   With the motto of ‘I will try all the time’, generations of Pringles have contributed to not only the cause of Scotland’s freedom, but have thrived, and continue to thrive, to the present day.   In the world of medicine, Sir John Pring..
£3.99
Rae Clan Book
Found not only in the Scottish Borders and present-day Dumfries and Galloway from earliest times, the Rae name was also to be found in the far-flung Highlands. With broadsword and battle-axe in hand, many bearers of the name were present at pivotal events in Scotland’s turbulent history, while others found fame in later centuries through a range of rather more peaceful pursuits and endeavours. Read here the proud tale of the Raes. ..
£3.99
Ramsay Clan Book
From ancient roots in the English county of Huntingdonshire, the Ramsays settled in Scotland in the twelfth century and rapidly gained high honours and distinction as they committed themselves to the cause of the nation’s freedom and independence.   Their history is also tinged with dark and murderous deeds, while the thousands who bear the name worldwide today have gained fame through a rich diversity of pursuits.   In the sciences, Sir William Ramsay was the Scotti..
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Reid Clan Book
Believed to descend from Clan Donnachaidh, ‘the children of Duncan’, one source of the Reid name is from the Gaelic ‘ruadh’, indicating someone with red hair.   On the battlefield, James Reid was the first piper to be tried for high treason.   Serving as piper to Lord Ogilvy’s (Forfarshire) Regiment during the Rising of 1745, he was left behind as part of the Jacobite garrison that had taken Carlisle.   Captured when the town surrendered, he argued at hi..
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Reynolds Clan Book
Of ancient pedigree, it is mainly on the bloody field of battle that bearers of the Reynolds name have been found for centuries. In more peaceful times, others have gained distinction through a colourful and diverse range of pursuits ranging from acting and art to sport and music. The vibrant tale of proud bearers of the Reynolds name, both past and present, is recounted here. ..
£3.99
Ritchie Clan Book
Believed to descend from Clan Donnachaidh, ‘the children of Duncan’, one source of the Reid name is from the Gaelic ‘ruadh’, indicating someone with red hair.   On the battlefield, James Reid was the first piper to be tried for high treason.   Serving as piper to Lord Ogilvy’s (Forfarshire) Regiment during the Rising of 1745, he was left behind as part of the Jacobite garrison that had taken Carlisle.   Captured when the town surrendered, he argued at hi..
£3.99
Robertson Clan Book
Tracing a descent from Irish monks who became associated with a monastery at Dull, on the shores of Loch Tay, and at Dunkeld, the Robertsons of today are heirs to a truly rich and colourful heritage – tinged with a touch of the supernatural.    The name was first adopted by Donnachaidh, or Duncan, who fought with his kinsfolk at the side of Robert the Bruce at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314.   It was after pulling the clan standard from the ground before adva..
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Robinson Clan Book
Although to be found throughout Scotland, it was mainly in what for centuries was the largely untamed far north that bearers of the Robinson name led a particularly precarious and violent existence. This was as kinsfolk of the warring Clan Gunn, while in more peaceful times others have found fame through a range of decidedly less violent pursuits. The stirring drama of the Robinsons is recounted here. ..
£3.99
Ross Clan Book
A clan of ancient Celtic roots and with their main territory lying between the Dornoch and the Cromarty Firths in the northeast of Scotland, Clan Ross features prominently in the pages of the frequently turbulent drama that is the nation’s history.   They quickly accrued high honours and distinction, with the clan chief Fearchar Mac an t’Sagairt created Earl of Ross in 1214 for his vital role in helping King Alexander 11 crush rebellion in his northern territories.   ..
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Russell Clan Book
As kinsfolk of the clans, the Russells have contributed to the colourful tapestry of Scotland’s history, finding themselves at the centre of Scotland’s bitter and bloody Wars of Independence with England and others playing a truly murderous role in the struggles between Crown and Covenant.   In more peaceful times, others have achieved international acclaim and celebrity.   Born in 1872, Bertrand Russell was the philosopher, mathematician and writer who, imprisoned f..
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Scott Clan Book
The stirring history of the Clan Scott from its beginnings in the mists of medieval Caledonian history down to the present time. The history of the clan can be traced to the early twelfth century, when they were a powerful Border family who spent a great deal of their time feuding with neighbouring clans or raiding into England. Later Scotts aligned themselves with Robert the Bruce and their enmity with the English continued right up to the Union of the Crowns in 1603. Here is the clan’s..
£3.99
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