Lamont Tartan & Clan

Clan Lamont ruled almost all of the Cowal peninsula in Argyll for centuries. Their standing was however damaged by the Dunoon Massacre in 1646, when the rival Campbells killed 200 Lamont clansmen. After this many Lamonts moved to the Scottish Lowlands. Find out more in our information section below and on the blog.

Clan Lamont Crest & Motto

Lamont

"Ne Parcus Nec Spernas"

Neither Sparing Nor Disposing
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Lamont TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Lamont NAME MEAN?
The name Lamont derives from a medieval name Lagman which in turn derived from an ancient Norse name which meant Law Man

WHERE DOES THE Lamont CLAN HAIL FROM?
Argyl and Cowal

The Lamont clan plant badge is Crab-apple tree, Trefoil, or Dryas.

The Clan Lamont Society was formed in 1865 to "foster friendship across the world and to preserve and promote the written history of Clan Lamont. You can join them here on their website. Augusta Lamont, the last of the McGorrie Lamonts, bequested the Inverchaolain Manse on the east shore of Loch Strive, to the Society and this is now their HQ. You can arrange to view the archives and items donated such as a Lamont sword all the way from America and a first edition of McKechnie's History of Clan Lamont. Visit in August and you can take in the Cowal Highland Games held at nearby Dunoon at the same time.

The current Chief of Clan Lamont is the 29th, Father Peter Noel Lamont of that Ilk. Father Lamont is Parish Priest of Holy Name Mary Roman Catholic Church, Rydalmere a suburb of Sydney, Australia. For the full story on Clan Lamont visit our blog.