Clan Chattan Confederation T-Shirt in Black available in Men’s and Ladies variations.
Men’s – Front Depicts a Scottish Wild Cat with TOUCH NOT THE CAT. Back depicts the Clansman’s Crest Badge depicting Clan Chatan Chiefs Crest, A list of all the Clans which make up Clan Chattan, and Wild Cat Scratch Marks showing the Clan Chattan Tartan* – Available in Sizes M-XXXL.
Ladies V-Neck – Front Depicts a Scottish Wild Cat with TOUCH NOT THE CAT the back Depicts the Clans man’s Crest Badge depicting Clan Chatan Chiefs Crest, A list of all the Clans Comprising Clan Chattan, and Wild Cat Scratch Marks showinf the Clan Chattan Tartan – Available in Sizes M-XXL
Standard and Ladies sizes in drop down menu below.
Printed on 100% Pre Shrunk Cotton T-Shirt.
About the Crest Badge:The circular belt has the Motto of the Chief of the Clan inscribed in it. Within the belt is the crest of the Clan Chief. The belt and buckle denote the clansman.
Crest: A cat salient, proper
Motto: Touch not the catt bot a glove. ‘Bot’ may mean “without” or “ungloved”, either being a warning to those who would harm the clan.
*Tartan: The individual Clans of the Chattan Confederation had their own. There is a Clan Chattan tartan, formerly known as Mackintosh Chief, recognised by Lord Lyon in 1938 which is depicted on this shirt.
“Cuimhnich air na daoine o’n d’thaining thu” – Remember the men from whom you are descended.
The Clan Chattan is not a Clan in the usual sense. It is a group of Highland Clans which originally acted together for mutual security whilst at the same time maintaining their independence. These include the principal Clans of: Davidson, Farquharson, MacBean, MacGillivray, MacIntyres in Badenoch, Mackintosh, Maclean of Dochgarroch, MacPhail, Macpherson, MacQueens of Strathdearn, Shaw, and MacThomas.
There is a theory that the name Chattan came from the Catti who were a tribe of Gauls who had been driven out by the Romans. Another theory is that the name comes from Catav in Sutherland. The most widely accepted theory is that they descended from Gillichattan Mor who was the great servant of Saint Cathan. Gillichattan is believed to have been the co-arb or bailie of the abbey lands of Ardchattan.
In the time of Malcolm II of Scotland the Clan Chattan possessed the lands of Glenloy and Loch Arkaig. It was here that Tor Castle became the clan chief’s seat. Not much is certain about the history of the clan until towards the end of the 13th century. Eva, daughter of Gilpatric or Dougal Dall, 6th chief of Clan Chattan in Lochaber married Angus Mackintosh, 6th chief of the Clan Mackintosh in 1291. Thus Angus Mackintosh became 7th chief of Clan Chattan. They lived together at Tor Castle before withdrawing to Rothiemurchus due to the enmity of Aonghus Óg of Islay, chief of Clan Donald. As a result, the lands at Arkaig were occupied by the Clan Cameron who claimed that they had been abandoned. This was the beginning of a long and bitter feud that was fought between the Clan Chattan and Clan Cameron until 1666.
Clan Chattan suffered badly after the 1745 rising and the MacKintoshes became the dominant clan.
The Clan Chattan Association is a unique society formed by and still supported by chiefs of the Principal Clans. It has a worldwide membership and is based in Scotland.
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Artist: Maxine Miller – Crest Badge
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