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Scottish Clans: The Story Behind Clan MacDonald

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EVERY weekend, Carl MacDougall, will tell the story of one of Scotland's famous Clans. This weekend, we take a look at the MacDonalds.

The MacDonalds are one of the oldest and biggest of all Scottish clans. More than 40 tartans are associated with their name and the histories of the various branches are intricately connected.

Yet across the world their name is forever associated with the Glencoe Massacre, when 38 unarmed MacDonalds were killed by two detachments of the Earl of Argyll's Regiment of Foot led by Robert Campbell of Glen Lyon. Another forty women and children died of exposure after their homes were burned.

Read more about Clan MacDonald - http://www.scotlandnow.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/scottish-clans-story-behind-macdonald-3517494

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