- Jul 2019
- New Jersey
Not really. Ever since the revocation of the Lordship of the Isles in 1493, Clan Donald became a fragmented shadow of its former self. Clan Campbell (Argyll) was by far the largest and most powerful of the Highlander Clans, and they usually assimilated and acculturated themselves to the Lowland elites. And even if you want to tell me that the Campbells weren't "real" Highlanders, Clan Gordon (Huntly) was also more powerful than the MacDonalds. The MacDonalds were weakened and fragmented, and yet they, practically always, sided against the crown. The MacDonalds weren't necessarily the biggest; they were just the most incorrigible.A safe guess to make because Clan Donald is the largest Scottish clan.