The MacDougall Clan

Clan Motto: BUAIDH NO BAS
Translation: VICTORY OR DEATH

Lorn is the home of this Celtic clan who descended from Dugall, eldest son of Somerled of the Isles. Known as the Lords of Lorn, they opposed Robert the Bruce. In battle with the clan, King Robert escaped death, but left behind his brooch. This, the Brooch of Lorn, is now one of the clan's most treasured possessions. The MacDougall chief was later captured. His son, John, fled to England and was appointed Admiral of the English fleet. The clan lands had been forfeited, but later came into Stewart possession. In 1457 John MacDougall acquired Dunolly and became chief of the clan. The chief's eldest daughter is called "the Maid of Lorn".