The Cameron Clan

Clan Motto: AONAIBH RI CHEILE
Translation: UNITE

Lochaber is the home of this famous Highland clan and the Achnacarry Castle is the residence of the Chief. Camerons fought in the army of the Lord of the Isles at Haraw in 1411. They engaged in clan feuds and had the reputation of being "fiercer than fierceness". They were extremely loyal to the Royal Stewarts and Sir Ewan, born about 1629, was one of their most renowned chiefs. He refused to submit to the authority of Oliver Cromwell and his clan were allowed to retain their arms without taking any oath "but his word of honour". His grandson, Donald, was the celebrated "Gentle Lochiel" who was first to raise his clan for Prince Charlie. The Cameron chiefs have been known as "of Lochiel" since the 16th century.