Oban man’s clan mission
AN Oban man named MacGillivray is ready to fight for his uncle’s right to become clan chief, when he discovered the role was vacant.
Gordon MacGillivray, who runs a fish stall on Oban pier, says his uncle, Robert Galbraith MacGillivray, 84, is ‘the real deal’ and should be put into the role ‘immediately.’
Although the MacGillivray clan is without a chief, it will gather at Inverness next week to learn how to find a new head.
Clan MacGillivray, whose most famous chief was killed in battle at Culloden, has searched the world but has still to find a candidate who will satisfy Scotland’s Lord Lyon King of Arms, who confers the title of clan chief.
Mr MacGillivray said: ‘People all over the place treat my uncle like a king, and he knows the clan members inside out.’