Tour Scotland Video Chef Grant MacNicol Agricultural Show Perth Perthshire

Tour Scotland video of Chef Grant MacNicol on ancestry visit to the agricultural show in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.

Clan MacNeacail, sometimes known as Clan MacNicol, is a Scottish clan long associated with the Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides. Traditions states that, early in its history, the clan held the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, as well as mainland lands. Further traditions, however, state that the clan lost its lands to the MacLeods of Lewis through the marriage of a MacNeacail heiress. The earliest member of the clan on record is one 14th century John " mak Nakyl ", who is recorded amongst King Edward I of England's powerful West Highland supporters during the Wars of Scottish Independence. The next record of the clan appears hundreds of years later, in the 16th century, when the clan was seated on Skye. In the 17th century, members of the clan began to Anglicise their surname from the Scottish Gaelic MacNeacail to various forms, such as Nicolson. Today the English variants of the Gaelic surname are borne by members of the clan as well as members of unrelated Scottish families, including the Lowland Clan Nicolson.

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