Rattray Tartan & Clan

Rattray tradition has it that King Malcolm Cean Mór confirmed an early Rattray as the Laird of Rattray in the early 11th Century, unfortunately there is no extant written record of this. The earliest Rattray for whom there is a written record is Alanus de Ratheriff who was born in 1165 and died in 1210.

Clan Rattray Crest & Motto

Rattray

"Super sidera votum"

My wishes are above the stars
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Rattray TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Rattray NAME MEAN?
In Gaelic "Rath" means fortification and Tref or Treb, Tray means settlement. There are various spellings of the name from Rathtreff, Rotref, Ratref and Rothtref.

WHERE DOES THE Rattray CLAN HAIL FROM?
The Rattrays settled in Perth and Kinross in the 11th century and the Rattray Castle still stands today.

The Rattrays of Rattray are of royal descent. Patrick Rattray (1400-1461) married a daughter of James Stewart son of Alexander Stewart (Wolf of Badenoch) who was Robert II of Scotland's natural son. Patrick's children were therefore 2nd cousins of James IV.