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.
With the motto of ‘Success nourishes hope’, the Earl of Ross and his kinsfolk were part of the Scots army that routed a band of Norsemen at the battle of Largs in 1263, while they were also present on the field of Bannockburn in 1314 - with Sir Walter Ross, younger son of the Earl, among the Scots dead.
Their fortunes waxed and waned over the succeeding centuries, and their dramatic and poignant tale is presented here.