Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tartan Day - Clan Munro

The Munros are a highland clan with their seat at Foulis Castle, which is in the parish of Kiltearn near Evanton in the shire of Ross & Cromarty.  The castle was given to the Munros in the eleventh century, by the Earl of Ross, who wished to thank the Munros for having defeated Viking invaders.  Still today, one can see the remains of the eleventh-century motte, which is a defensive, man-made mound topped by a wooden palisade.

The name Munro is derived from the Gaelic Mac an Rothaich, which means "man from Ro."

Robert Stewart, 1st Earl of Orkney and Lord of Shetland

Robert Stewart (1553-1593) Robert Stewart, Earl of Caithness and Orkney (1553-93),  was a natural son of King James V of Scotland by E...