The Clan Rose have been settled in Nairnshire since the 12th century. Kilravoch Castle, built in 1460, is the home of the chief. They lived on friendly terms with their neighbours and did not engage in clan feuds. They were consistent in their loyalty to the Government and supported the Hanoverians during the two Jacobite Risings. The 15th chief opposed the Union of Parliament in 1707, but became one of the Scottish Commissioners in the first British Parliament. Not a numerous clan, they were able to muster 300 men. The chiefship of this clan has been represented by an unbroken succession since the 15th century.