Leaders of Clan Chattan – the mighty confederation of clans that included the Shaws, Farquharsons and Davidsons – the MacIntoshes have stamped an indelible mark on the pages of Scotland’s frequently turbulent story.
Badenoch, Lochaber and Angus were their territories, and their main rivals the Camerons, with disputes settled at the point of a sword.
King Robert 111 resolved that both sides should select 30 champions and engage in a fight to the death in a bid to resolve the feud once and for all.
Watched by the king and his court and staged in 1396 on the North Inch of Perth, the MacIntoshes and their Clan Chattan allies emerged victorious – but only after great slaughter on both sides.
Loyal Jacobites, more of Clan Chattan and more of the MacIntoshes were killed in the carnage of the battle of Culloden in 1746 than any other clan.
The blood-stained lives and times of the MacIntoshes are recorded here.