Specially noted for their warlike spirit. Their seat of power was in the County of Caithness, and they engaged in fierce feuds with their neighbors the Keiths and the Mackays. They are stated to be descended from the Norse kings of Man about the time of Alexander II. Their power was gradually broken after repeated attacks.Some of the clan took part in the Continental wars under Gustavus Adolphus with much distinction. Their badge was "Juniper."