MacCallum Tartan & Clan

The names MacCallum and Malcolm are often used interchangeably as Calum is the often Anglicized as Malcolm.

Clan MacCallum Crest & Motto

Maccallum

"In ardua tendit"

He has attempted difficult things
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE MacCallum TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE MacCallum NAME MEAN?
MacCallum comes from the Gaelic "MacChaluim" which means "son of Calum"

WHERE DOES THE MacCallum CLAN HAIL FROM?
The principal MacCallum family apparently lived in Cologin about three miles south of the town of Oban

An old tradition relates that the Chief had 12 strapping sons and staunchly resisted the efforts of a local laird's wife to entice one away. She therefore put an evil spell on them and there were only three left alive. The father, fearing for their safety, ordered each to fill two saddle bags of goods and he would twist ropes of heather together and they would then set out southwards from home, having loaded their belongings on a horse. They were not to stop until the rope binding the bags separated. The rope binding the first son's bags together split at Kilmartin near Lochgilphead so he made his home there and to this day there are McCallum families in this area, most likely descendants of this son.