History of the Clan Chiefs

People have lived at Dunollie for more than 2000 years.

For 900 years the castle and house have been occupied by the Chiefs of the Clan MacDougall, but before that Dunollie was the home of the Kings of Dal Riada and the Iron Ages settlers.

The chiefs of the Clan MacDougall have only lived quietly at Dunollie for the last century; before that they went out and engaged fully with the fashions and politics of the day, and travelled to all corners of the world.

Great stories - great chiefs, but also a close-knit family come through from the thousands of letters which survive in the Dunollie archive.