Siol Gorrie

Siol Gorrie (Siolach Ghoirridh) is a Scottish Clan and a branch of Clan Donald.[1] The progenitor of Siol Gorrie is Gorrie (Godfrey), a son of John of Islay and Amy of Garmoran.[2][3]

Siol Gorrie
RegionOuter Hebrides
DistrictNorth Uist
Siol Gorrie has no chief, and is an armigerous clan

Godfrey was titled Lord of Uist.[3] The Siol Gorrie feuded with their cousins Clan Ranald and Siol Murdoch, which almost led to Siol Gorrie's extinction after three generations. Alister MacGorrie, son of Godfrey was executed at Inverness by King James I of Scotland in 1427.[4] The lands of the clan were given by John of Islay, Earl of Ross to Hugh MacDonald, Lord of Sleat in 1495, however Clan Ranald disputed and fought against this charter.[4]



  1. Adam, p.71.
  2. Gregory, p.34.
  3. Gregory, p.64.
  4. Gregory, p.65.


  • Adam, Frank; Innes of Learney, Thomas Sir, 1893–1971, (ed.) (1934), The clans, septs, and regiments of the Scottish Highlands (8th ed. revised by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney ed.), Johnston & Bacon, ISBN 978-0-7179-4500-9, retrieved 11 May 2012CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  • Gregory, Donald, History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland, from A.D. 1493 to A.D. 1625, with a brief introductory sketch, from A.D. 80 to A.D. 1493, Edinburgh, W. Tait, retrieved 11 May 2012
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