Clan MacKay

Gaelic Name: MacAoidh
Motto: Manu Forti (With a strong hand)
Badge: Bulrush
Lands: Ross and Sutherland, Argyll
Origin of Name: Gaelic, MacAoidh (Son of fire)
Pipe Music: Bratach Bhan Chlann Aoidh (The White Banner of MacKay)

The name MacKay takes its origins from the gaelic “Macaoidh” or “son of Hugh”. The identity of this Hugh is uncertain but the name probably derives from a member of the ancient Celtic royal house, whose branches disputed the throne in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.