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This is oldest recorded version of the Clan sett. It varies slightly from those recorded by Logan, Smibert, Grant etc., but the motif is the same throughout. Of the nine independent branches of the Clan Donald, there are at least 27 different setts. It was not until 1947 that the MacDonalds again had a high chief, MacDhomnuill, who by tradition has the final word on the tartans of the clan. That right was granted to Alexander MacDonald of MacDonald whose son Godfrey is now the 8th Chief.
Collected by General Sir William Cockburn, between 1810 and 1820.