Douglas

Douglas Tartan & Clan

During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Clan Douglas gained considerable power and influence, gaining favour with Robert the Bruce (Sir James "The Black Douglas" was the one to carry Bruce's heart to the Holy Land) as well as marrying into the royal family on several occasions.

Clan Douglas Crest & Motto

Douglas

"Jamais Arriere"

Never behind
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Douglas TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Douglas NAME MEAN?
Douglas is thought to derive from the Gaelic dubh glas, meaning black stream

WHERE DOES THE Douglas CLAN HAIL FROM?
Lanarkshire, Galloway, Dumfriesshire and Angus

During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Clan Douglas gained considerable power and influence, gaining favour with Robert the Bruce (Sir James "The Black Douglas" was the one to carry Bruce's heart to the Holy Land) as well as marrying into the royal family on several occasions. However, by 1440, the royal family became wary of the Douglases and sought to diminish their power. At the Black Dinner William Douglas and his brother were invited to eat with the King but during the meal they were dragged to Castle Hill and executed.

The historic seat was at Douglas Castle in South Lanarkshire (also known as Castle Dangerous thanks to it being the inspiration of Walter Scott's novel of the same name).