Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Macleod South Australia Macleod society   macleod society south australia    clan macleod south australia

Clan MacLeod Society of Australia (South Australia) Inc.


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The Story of 50 years of a Clan Society, 1957 - 2007

Clan MacLeod Society in South Australia

Clan MacLeod Foundations


Clan Leod, or Mac Leod (meaning ‘son of’) is one of the most considerable clans of the Western Isles of Scotland.  The progenitor of the clan is Leod (c. 1200 – 1280), son of Olave the Black, King of Man and the Isles, and of Viking royal heritage.  Leod’s two sons, Tormod and Torquil, form the two branches of the Clan MacLeod and, exist today.

Siol Tormod controlled large areas of Isles of Skye, Harris and mainland Glenelg.  Dunvegan Castle, (Scandinavian – Began’s Dun) has been the ancestral home of this branch for 800 years.

The current Clan head is Chief  Hugh MacLeod, 30th of MacLeod. The senior cadet branch of Siol Tormod is Talisker,  headed by Donald Guy MacLeod 12th of Talisker, of Western Australia.

Siol Torquil settled the outer Isle of Lewis and based themselves in the fortress at Stornoway and branches occupied the Isle of Raasay, at Brochel Castle and mainland areas in Assynt.  The King of Scotland’s efforts to subjugate the rebellious Lewis clan in the 1600’s, resulted in great turmoil, feuds and eventually forfeit of the lands.  So much mayhem saw the loss of the hereditary title until the arms of The Lewes were matriculated by its senior cadet branch, Raasay in 1982.  Siol Torquil is now represented in Chief Torquil Donald MacLeod of the Lewes; and Raasay, by 18th Chief Roderick John MacLeod.  Both are of Tasmania.


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