Clan MacNaghten Badge, Scottish Clan, Pictish Clan, Clan MacNaghten

Clan MacNaghten Badge, Scottish Clan, Pictish Clan, Clan MacNaghten


The Clan MacNaghten are amongst the Scottish clans who claim descent from the early Pictish rulers of the Mormaer of Moray. The name Nectan means pure or clear and was popular in at least one Pictish royal branch.


13th century Castle in Loch Awe
By the time of the Renaissance, Clan McNaughten had developed four distinct branches, or “septs,” each recognized by the Crown with its own coat of arms. The senior line, MacNauchtan of Argyll, is assumed to descend from Sir Gilchrist MacNauchtan, who was granted land in Argyll in the early 1200s by Alexander III, King of Scotland. Parchments from 1247 and 1267 bearing the seal of Sir Gilchrist MacNauchtan are among the oldest existing charters in Scotland.
14th century and Robert the Bruce
During the 14th Century the MacNaghtens were opposed to Robert the Bruce and his claim to the throne of Scotland, however he did eventually become King Robert I of Scotland. As a result the MacNaghten’s forfeited many of their lands. The Clan MacNaghten also fought against Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Dalree in 1306. The fortunes of the clan were restored however when King David II of Scotland granted them lands in Lewis.
16th century and Anglo Scottish Wars
In the sixteenth century during the Anglo-Scottish Wars the Clan MacNaghten led by Chief Alistair MacNaghten, who was knighted by King James IV of Scotland fought at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. However the Chief was killed during the course of the battle.
17h century & Civil War
In the 17th century during the Civil War Chief John MacNaghten and his clan were Royalist supporters. The MacNaghtens had a strong force and joined King James VII’s general the Viscount Dundee and is said to have taken a leading part when the Clan MacNaghten were victorious at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.


  • Production Process

    Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. The piece is hand painted with dye oxide, specifically for metal. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.