Gaelic Name: MacAonghais
Motto: Ghift Dhe Agus An Righ (By the grace of God and king)
Lands: Morvern and Ardnamurchan
Origin of Name: Gaelic, ‘Unique choice’
MacInnes is a Celtic name derived from Mac Aonghais – Gaelic for the son of Angus. The earliest reference to the sons of Angus is given in the 7th century ‘History of the men of Scotland’ Senchus fer n’Alban. The Scots of Dalriada were divided into 3 kindreds, Gabran, Lornet and Angus that possessed the Isle of Islay. The next time their name appears is on the mainland in Morvern, a peninsula on the west coast. The clan held Kinlochaline Castle, a 12th century fortress, which served as the seat for the Chief of Clan MacInnes .