MacAulay Tartan & Clan

Clan MacAulay ceased to exist in any active way after the death of Aulay MacAulay in the mid eighteenth century. The Clan lay dormant until the early twenty-first century when the Clan voted for a new chief. Unfortunately the Lord Lyon King of Arms did not recognise the petition and the Clan remained chief-less. However, only time will tell how long this remains the case.

Clan MacAulay Crest & Motto

Macaulay

"Dulce Periculum"

Danger is Sweet
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE MacAulay TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE MacAulay NAME MEAN?
Derived from the Scottish Gaelic MacAmhlaibh or MacAmhlaidh which comes from the Old Norse personal names Áleifr and Olaf or Óláfr

WHERE DOES THE MacAulay CLAN HAIL FROM?
The historic seat of the Clan was at Ardincaple which is now Dunbartonshire. There are also MacAulays of the Western Isles and of Uist.

Clan MacAulay's plant badge is Scots fir or Cranberry