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Clan Macfie is one of the oldest Scottish Clans with a history going back before records were kept. The ancient name for our Clan is Macdubhsith. While literally meaning “dark man of peace”, sithe is also the term used for supernatural beings that populated the islands and the highlands and the term dubh or dark also had mystical and supernatural connotations. The ancestral homeland for the Macfies is the islands of Colonsay and Oronsay in the Western Isles of Scotland.

In 1623, Malcolm, the last Chief of the Clan Macfie, was captured by the infamous Colla Ciotach MacDonald. He was tied to a Standing Stone, known as Carraig Mhic a’ Phi at Balaruminmore, on our ancestral island of Colonsay, and summarily shot. The Clan Macfie was dispossessed of its lands and dispersed as a “broken” Clan.

That is, until 27th May 1981, when the Clan was reactivated and again formally recognised as an “active” Clan by the Lord Lyon. Macfies all over the world celebrate that date as Clan Macfie Day - a new ‘birthday’ for the Clan Macfie. As no hereditary Chief has been traced, a Ceann-Cath, or Clan Commander, was appointed to head the Clan. The current Clan Commander is Iain Morris McFie Esq. of Coulintyre, Kincraig, Kingussie, Scotland.


Report of the 17th International Gathering of the Clan Macfie and Journal of Proceedings of the 10th Parliament of Clan Macfie Nethybridge and Colonsay, Scotland 2nd to 9th of September 2009 now available here


A Slide show with commentary of Macfies parading up Edinburgh's Royal Mile on 25th July 2009 at the Homecoming Gathering has been prepared. Slide show (flash presentation large file warning 10MB)

Clan Macfie now has an official facebook page where you can get in touch with and chat to other clan members.

Official clanmacfie facebook page

We also have our own channel on youtube where macfie related media can be viewed, if you have posted anything on youtube that might be of interest to clan members let me know and I'll set them as favourites. Or if you wish me to upload video or pictures get in touch at web@clanmacfie.co.uk

The Clan Macfie youtube channel


Clan Macfie is delighted to make the definitive history of our clan available online.

THE MYTHOLOGY, TRADITIONS and HISTORY OF MacDHUBHSITH, MacDUFFIE CLAN by our first Commander Dr. Earle Douglas MacPhee, is a wide ranging investigation into our origins as a clan.

Starting with the legends and myths of the distant past and working through all aspects of our journey to the present day, this work provides answers to many of the questions you may have about the clan and many you may not have thought to ask. Click here for more...


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for website problems contact web@clanmacfie.co.uk last updated 09th September 2013 copyright © Clan Macfie.