This link will lead you to all the styles of MacLeod tartan we do in store such as weathered, ancient, muted and modern MacLeod tartan

This link will lead you to the Scottish register of tartans however some of these tartans may be privately owned and created and would require permission to be used and woven

This link will lead you to some of our clan crest accessories that we do for Macleod[Clan+Crest]=MacLeod

With most kilts we would recommend a heavyweight Macleod tartan kilt as it will sit and swing better

We have 25 Macleod tartans that we sell in store the most popular Macleod  tartan we sell is 16/17oz  Ancient Macleod tartan which is Houstons own range

The main colours in the Macleod  tartan are blue, green, black, yellow and orange

Macleod Clan history  

The origin of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish surname MacLeod can be traced back to the personal name Leod. In Gaelic, the surname is known as Mac Leoid, which signifies “son of Leod,” who himself was the son of Olaf the Black, the King of Man and the Northern Isles. Olaf belonged to a lineage of Norse Kings who ruled over the Isles for many centuries. These Norse Kings were believed to be descendants of King Halfdan the Stingy, who was said to have descended from the god Frey. Leod, the progenitor of the MacLeod clan, held the island of Lewis, the mainland Glenelg, and a portion of Skye around 1195 AD. It was his two sons who established the two prominent branches of the clan, known as Siol Tormod and Siol Torquil.

The surname MacLeod was initially found on the Isle of Lewis (Leòdhas in Scottish Gaelic), where the Siol Tormod branch controlled the territories of Harris, Glenelg, and Dunvegan Castle in Skye. On the other hand, the Siol Torquil branch held Assynt, Cadboll, and the Island of Raasy. These territories were considered possessions of Norway, and there were no official title deeds for them. However, when King Haakon of Norway asserted his authority over these lands in 1263, King Alexander of Scotland resisted. Although King Alexander signed the Treaty of Perth, which allowed for the payment of rent to Norway for these lands, the rent was never paid, and the entire western Isles eventually became Scottish possessions.

The MacLeod Family motto is “hold fast”

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Macleod tartan however our recommendation would be a silver or charcoal tweed

Macleod of Lewis is a tartan that is outrageous – best worn with a black jacket and the regimental sett to the red line to break it up a bit

Macleod of Rassay is another striking design. Most people for MacLeod of Harris tartan

We also recommend that you match the colour of your flashes to the tartan or a plain colour

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Famous MacLeod

A famous MacLeod you might know being Anna MacLeod (1917-2004) is a Scottish biochemist and academic who was a professor at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh

Ancient MacLeod of Harris hunting from Houstons own range

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