Clan Arthur

Clan Arthur, (Scottish Gaelic: Clann Artair), or Clan MacArthur is a highland Scottish clan that once held lands on the shores of Loch Awe opposite Inishail. The clan has been described as one of the oldest clans in Argyll. Clan Arthur and Clan Campbell share a common origin, and at one point the MacArthurs challenged the seniority of the leading Campbell family. A branch of MacArthurs from the Isle of Skye were a sept of the MacDonalds of Sleat, and were hereditary pipers for the MacDonalds of the Isles. In late 18th century the chief of the clan died without an heir, leaving the clan leaderless until the late 20th century. In 2002, the first chief of Clan Arthur was recognised in about 230 years.

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... The current chief of Clan Arthur is John Alexander MacArthur of that Ilk ... attributed arms of the legendary King Arthur ... A modern crest badge, suitable for wear by a member of Clan Arthur contains the chief's heraldic crest and heraldic motto ...

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