Scottish Clans

Can you fill in the map by naming these 66 clans based on their traditional territorial holdings in the Scottish mainland and the Hebrides?
Where possible, various septs (families that followed another, larger family's chief, or part of the extended family and that hold a different surname) are valid type-ins. Scottish Gaelic versions of these clan names are also valid.
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Last updated: July 21, 2020
First submittedJune 3, 2020
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B
Boyd
Brodie
Bruce
C
Cameron
Campbell
Carnegie
Chisholm
Cockburn
Colquhoun
Cumming
D
Donnachaidh
Douglas
Drummond
Dunbar
E
Elliot
F
Farquharson
Forbes
Fraser
G
Gordon
Graham
Grant
Gunn
H
Hamilton
Hay
Home
I
Innes
J
Johnstone
K
Keith
Kennedy
Kerr
L
Lamont
Leslie
Lindsay
Livingstone
M
MacDonald
MacDonell
Macfarlane
Mackay
Mackenzie
Mackinnon
Mackintosh
Maclachlan
MacLaren
Maclean
MacLellan
Macleod
MacMillan
Macnab
MacNeil
Macpherson
MacThomas
Maxwell
Menzies
Munro
Murray
N
Nesbitt
O
Ogilvy
Oliphant
P
Pringle
R
Ross
Ruthven
S
Scott
Sinclair
Stewart
Sutherland
W
Wallace
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Level 69
Jun 18, 2020
'Mac' is the Gaelic (Irish and Scottish) word for 'son'. Some names have, legitimately, more than one spelling and this isn't taken into account.
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Level 88
Jun 18, 2020
Thanks for the comment.

Being a Scottish Gaelic speaker, I am well aware that 'Mac' or 'Mhic' means 'sons' (plural) and this has been accounted for as, for instance, 'Thomas' is a valid type-in for MacThomas. Additionally, I have enabled type-ins of 'legitimate' different spellings, (such as, 'MacIntosh' and 'Mackintosh', as well as 'Donald', 'Donal, 'Donel' and 'Donnel' for both MacDonald and MacDonnell) including all Gaelic variations of the Anglicised names. I have also enabled type-ins for major septs of each clan, where applicable.

If you have any particular type-ins that you believe should be included, please let me know.
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Level 69
Jul 21, 2020
Congrats on feature #2!
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Level 88
Jul 21, 2020
All so unexpected!
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Level 62
Jul 21, 2020
Congrats on getting two features! Now you have the same number of (English) features as me :)
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Level 88
Jul 21, 2020
Thank you!
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Level 82
Jul 21, 2020
This isn't really an "English" feature, is it?
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Level 74
Jul 21, 2020
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Level 74
Jul 21, 2020
So far 66 of 233 quizzers who've taken this quiz, 17% of them, have got every single one correct. Are they cheats or geniuses?
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Level 88
Jul 22, 2020
Perhaps they were familiar enough with the clans above and corresponding septs (which are valid type-ins) to deduce all 66 in the allotted time? One need not be either a genius or a cheater.
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Level 88
Jul 22, 2020
I absolutely didn't expect Sutherland to be located where they were; really interesting to see the where behind the names. Great quiz!
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Level 82
Jul 22, 2020
i guessed johnson and got gunn not johnstone which was surprising
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Level 88
Jul 23, 2020
Oddly enough, 'Johnson' is a sept of 'Gunn' and not 'Johnstone'!
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Level 44
Jul 28, 2020
I was very surprised not to find Armstrong on the list.? My husband's ancestors were among those very well-known Marcher lords. I was able to name some of these through a visit to Scotland, a lot of reading about the history, and knowing my Swan family were related to the Gunn clan. Plus, I'm a Johnson. Also have a student named Boyd. Her father, a generally taciturn individual, becomes quite animated when on the subject of Scotland! I'm suggesting that I did well, but I didn't! Only got 15. I agree with Pants...having the map showing locations is great! Super quiz, congratulations!
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Level 72
Aug 4, 2020
Livingstone doesn't work
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Level 88
Aug 4, 2020
'Livingstone' has been a valid type-in since this quiz was published.