On the Shores of Loch Lomond and in Sterlingshire.

The traditional clan lands of the Buchanan border the eastern shores of Loch Lomond around the towns of Milton of Buchanan, Balmaha and Drymen.  It then extends eastward into Stirlingshire through the towns of Buchlyvie, Arnprior, Kippen and Callander just north of Stirling Castle.

Within Loch Lomond, just offshore from the town of Balmaha lies the tiny fish shaped island of Clarinch (or Clar Innis) which was the original fortress of the Clan.  Some ruins still remain but the island is now overrun with brush and trees and is a protected sanctuary.   It is this tiny isle that gives its name to the Clan slughorn or war cry of "Clar Innis!"

 

 

 Ancient territory of the Clan Buchanan.

Ancient territory of the Clan Buchanan.

 The island of Clarinch in Loch Lomond

The island of Clarinch in Loch Lomond

 Loch Lomond looking north.

Loch Lomond looking north.