The Morrisons were in Lewis and parts of the north-west Highlands at an early date. The office of brieve or judge was held by the Morrisons of Habost. The Morrisons on the mainland are said to have settled in Sutherland following a dispute with Torquil Dubh MacLeod in the 16th century. There were Morrisons in Perth, Stirling, and other parts of Scotland, but they do not appear to have been connected with the Lewis Morrisons. Another Morrison family, that of Bognie, were prominent in north-east Scotland.