meaning deer antler in Gaelic is one
of the symbols of Clan Mackenzie.
Clan Mackenzie is a Highland
clan, traditionally associated with Kintail and lands in
Ross-shire. The Mackenzies were of Celtic stock and were not
among the clans that originated from Norman ancestors. They are
believed to be related to Clan Matheson and Clan Anrias, all
three descending from the 12th century Gill'Eòin of the Aird.
Based initially in Kintail, the clan was recorded at Eilean
Donan on Loch Duich, a stronghold with which it was for many
centuries associated. For generations, the constable of Eilean
Donan was traditionally Macrae of Inverinate, with the result
that the Clan Macrae became known as "Mackenzie's shirt of
mail". There were also strongholds at Kilcoy Castle and Brahan
Castle and the Mackenzies of Tarbat had their seat at Castle
Leod, in Strathpeffer in the 17th century.
Caber Feidh is also in the long
toast of the Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforths and Camerons)
The Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth
and Camerons), officially abbreviated "QOHldrs," was an infantry
in the Scottish Division of the British Army. It was formed on
at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, with the amalgamation of 1st
Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and 1st Battalion,
Seaforth Highlanders. Due to the Options for Change
review, however, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Highlanders was
further amalgamated with 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders on
to form 1st Battalion, The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and
The Regiment wears the MacKenzie
Trews, with the
reverse for the band members.