ENSIGNS ARMORIAL :, THEREFORE, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, for aught yet seen (Primo) MAINTAINS, RATIFIES and CONFIRMS unto the Petitioner and his heirs male, Chief of the Name and Arms of MacDonald of Keppoch and of the Honourable Clanranald, Mac'ic Raonuill, the following Ensigns Armorial, videlicet:- Quarterly, 1st, Or, a lion rampant Gules armed and langued Azure, 2nd, Argent, a dexter hand Gules holding a cross crosslet fitchée Sable, 3rd, Argent, a lymphad sails unfurled and oars in action Sable flagged Gules, 4th, Azure, a salmon naiant Proper. Above the Shield is placed an Helm befitting his degree with a Mantling Gules doubled Or 6 7 , and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest an eagle displayed Gules crowned of a ducal coronet Or, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto "AIR MUIR 'S TIR" and in another Escrol below the same this Motto "DIA 'S NAOMH AINDREA"; and on a compartment below the Shield comprising a rock Proper charged with the outline of a footprint are set for Supporters two wild boars Azure armed Argent langued Gules crined Or, each holding a Lochaber axe, its head facing outwards, Proper the cutting edge Sanguinée; and for his Standard three and a half metres long having Azure a St. Andrew's Cross Argent in the hoist of two tracts Gules and Or with his Crest depicted once and the slogan "DIA 'S NAOMH AINDREA" in letters Sable in the fly; and for his Pinsel 135 centimetres long and 60 centimetres high Gules, bearing the foresaid Crest within a strap of leather Gules buckled and embellished Argent inscribed with the Motto "AIR MUIR 'S AIR TIR" in letters also Argent all within a circlet of the Last, fimbriated Azure, bearing his title "MAC'IC RAONUILL" in letters Gules and in the fly, surmounted of a sprig of white heather Proper, being the proper plant-Badge of Clanranald of Lochaber, the slogan "DIA 'S NAOMH AINDREA" in letters Sable, and (Secundo) GRANTS WARRANT to the Lyon Clerk to matriculate the foresaid Ensigns Armorial in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.

NB. The use of the wild boar symbol, is the ancient Celtic Gael symbol of both war and kingly, derived from the Sun ( masculine ). It is also symbolic and directly associated with the Dunadd Boar Stone in Dalriata, the ancient crowning stone of the first Kings of Scots up to Kenneth MacAlpine. The twin boars are standing on the Boar Stone each hold a lochaber axe sanguine ( bloodied ).The footprint on the stone is where the king placed his barefoot while being inaugurated, and is shown on the stone beside the boar's foot.The king wore a white gown to signify purity of spirit. On his head was placed the Scottish gold crown. He held the sword of state in one hand, and held the septre in the other hand, signifying the right to rule over his people.
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10-06-2014   THE BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN 1314 700TH ANNIVERSARY!


THIS YEAR COMMEMORATES THE BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN 1314 !

HERE IS THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE FULL DETAILS OF THAT

FAMOUS BATTLE AND VICTORY FOR SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE .



NOTE THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF ANGUS OG MACDONALD LORD OF THE ISLES

VERY CLOSE FRIEND AND ALLY OF ROBERT THE BRUCE .

NOTE TOO THAT THE COAT OF ARMS OF ANGUS OG MACDONALD

lord of the isles is a golden eagle wearing a gold crown against

a black background which was his flag.

THIS IS THE SAME AS YOUR CHIEF RANALD ALASDAIR MACDONALD

OF KEPPOCH AND THE ONLY MACDONALD CHIEF ENTITLED TO SUCH

A SHIELD BEING THE DIRECT MALE HEIR OF ANGUS OG LORD OF THE ISLES.

THE SCOTS WON THE BATTLE FOR INDEPENDENCE AND THAT IS WHY YOUR

CHIEF SUPPORTS THAT TODAY. HE WILL BE VOTING YES IN THE FORTH

COMING REFERENDUM ON THE 18TH SEPTEMBER 2014. AND VERY HAPPY

AND PROUD TO DO SO. THIS TIME HE WILL NOT HAVE TO GO TO WAR

TO WIN IT AGAIN !

RANALD ALASDAIR MACDONALD OF KEPPOCH

CHIEF OF THE HONOURABLE CLAN RANALD OF LOCHABER


MAC MHIC RAONUILL.


































10-06-2014   THE BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN 1314 700TH ANNIVERSARY!


THE URL FOR THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR ABOVE IS :-

http://www.ionaabbeyandclandonald.com/angus-ogs-graveslab-no-150---savior-of-the-bruce.html


THIS DID NOT PRINT OUT IN THE FULL TEXT OF THE ABOVE NO 124.

MAC MHIC RAONUILL




06-04-2014   Chieftain Alasdair MacDonald 42 Paintings

Check this out : page and paintings http://www.saatchiart.com/profiles/portfolio/id/387551!

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A warm and cordial welcome to Keppoch clansmen world-wide.

This site has been designed especially with you in mind, and I trust and sincerely hope, that it is stimulating and beneficial to you all.

It is the first for the Clan Ranald of Lochaber, and is in the process of being developed. So please be patient, and you will I feel sure, find it both interesting and rewarding. It will eventually contain a wealth of information to help all those seeking further details of our clan, its origin, its present status and future aims. Its primary aim is to reunite our clan after a long interval of 156 years, and to facilitate easier and better communication between us all.

You will be able to communicate and create friendships with clansmen throughout the world. We will establish links with other well established web sites of similar interests, and others of diverse but interesting and helpful inter-related subjects, such as : current Scottish News at Home and Abroad, on-line Gaelic language courses, music and song, educational Gaelic teaching organizations, magazines etc, Scottish /Celtic history, and genealogical services, entertainment, tourism, shopping etc. It will be an exciting one -stop-shop for all those interested in their clan's origins and heritage.

MAC MHIC RAONUILL

 




E-mail: ranald@macdonaldofkeppoch.org