Clan MacLeod

Clan MacLeod (/ˌklæn mɨˈklaʊd/; Scottish Gaelic: Clann Mhic Leòid; ) is a Highland Scottish clan associated with the Isle of Skye. There are two main branches of the clan: the Macleods of Harris and Dunvegan, whose chief is Macleod of Macleod, are known in Gaelic as Sìol Tormoid ("seed of Tormod"); the Macleods of Lewis, whose chief is Macleod of The Lewes, are known in Gaelic as Sìol Torcaill ("seed of Torcall"). Both branches claim descent from Leòd, who lived in the 13th century.

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Mac Crimmon (piping Family)
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