Scotland's Clans on YouTube
Copies of the BBC TV series by Paul Murton (around 30 minutes in length) on aspects of the histories of a number of Scottish clans have been uploaded to YouTube by various editors. Due to copyright reasons, the longer uploads have been removed but the Paul Murton videos split into three parts remain. However there is another series of short clan histories (mainly 2/3 minutes long) by Carl MacDougall in the "Scotland Now" series. The clans covered are:
- Armstrong by Carl MacDogall The turbulent history of the families who lived on the border with England and the raiding tradition that was part of this violent society.
- Cameron by Carl MacDougall Clan Cameron sacrificed everything for the Jacobite cause and paid the ultimate price for their loyalty to Bonnie Prince Charlie.
- Campbell Part 1 and Campbell Part 2 and Campbell Part 3 and also Campbell by Carl MacDougall The Campbells combined an understanding of the law with formidable might to become the most powerful and influential clan in the country. But in the middle of the 17th century Scotland was ravaged by a bloody civil war that gave the Campbell's bitter rivals, the MacDonalds an opportunity to exact revenge. Thousands died as these two mighty Highland Clans battled for supremacy.
- Fraser of Lovat Part 1 and Fraser of Lovat Part 2 and Fraser of Lovat Part 3 and also Fraser by Carl MacDougall This famous Highland clan that suffered severely as a result of Simon Fraser, known as Simon "the Fox", supporting the 1745/46 Jacobite Rebellion but the Lordship was later restored and later Lovats served with distinction in the British army.
- Gordon by Carl MacDougall In 1563, the corpse of George Gordon, the fourth earl of Huntley, was tried and found guilty of treason. A bizarre end for a nobleman whose power and arrogance had earned him the title of 'the cock o' the North'. Their prestige was resurrected by the sixth Earl of Huntly, whose intimate relationship with King James the Sixth set tongues wagging and resulted in a jealous feud with a memorably bloody finale - the brutal murder of the Bonny Earl of Moray.
- Grant by Carl MacDougall Clan Grant's name msy hsve been derived from the Norman French "le grand" meaning "large". Grants supported Robert the Bruce and at this time the family acquired landsat Glenmoriston and Glen Urquhart, which tyhey still holdJmes Grant "the Bold" defended royal authority in the reign of King James V and was rewarded for his loyalty.
- MacDonald Part 1 and MacDonald Part 2 and MacDonald Part 3 plus MacDonald by Carl MacDougall For almost 400 years the MacDonalds dominated the Highlands and Islands of Scotland but at the end of the 15th century this mighty clan was ripped apart by a bitter family feud. The struggle between father and son had disastrous consequences from which the MacDonalds never recovered.
- MacGregor Part 1 and MacGregor Part 2 and MacGregor Part 3 plus MacGregor by Carl MacDougall Outlawed for nearly two hundred years after losing their lands in a long power struggle with the Clan Campbell, the Clan Gregor claims descent from Constantin and wife and cousin Malvina, first son of Doungallas and wife Spontana (daughter of a High King of Ireland) and grandson of Giric, the third son of Alpín mac Echdach, the father of Kenneth MacAlpin, the first King of Scotland.
- McIntosh by Carl MacDougall The clan's name is derived from the Gaelic "mac an tiosich" or "son of the leader or chief". The clan supported Robert the Bruce and the Jacobite cause in 1715 and during the retreat in the second Uprising, Prince Charles was received by Lady Mackintosh at Moy in 1746 and the Prince's bed is still to be seen in Moy Hall today.
- MacKenzie Part 1 and MacKenzie Part 2 and MacKenzie Part 3 plus MacKenzie by Carl MacDougall The Mackenzies were of Celtic stock and were not among the clans that originated from Norman ancestors. Descendants of the long defunct royal Cenél Loairn of Dál Riata, they are believed to be related to Clan Matheson and Clan Anrias. All three descend from the 12th century GillEòin of the Aird.
- MacLean by Carl MacDougall The clan were know as mercenaries for hire with excellent sword skills.
- MacLeod Part 1 and MacLeod Part 2 and MacLeod Part 3 plus MacLeod by Carl MacDougall The 16th century was an Age of Feuds and Forays stained with blood. One clan in particular flourished during this violent chapter in Scottish history and its name was MacLeod.
- Robertson by Carl MacDougall Alexander Robertson of Struan, the 13th and last chief of his clan who fought in all three Jacobite rebellions of the 17th and 18th centuries.
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