Allan Cameron of Lochiel’s Highlanders

ConflictsSecond Bishops’ War
Third Civil War
ColonelAllan Cameron
Sir Ewen Cameron
Area RaisedLochiel
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Field Armies Argyll 1640

Covenanter Highlanders accompanying Argyll on his Highland campaign during the Second Bishops’ War

Later led by Sir Ewan Cameron of Lochiel

Service History


  • Raised in Lochiel
  • Raid the Keppoch MacDonalds of Lochaber
  • Raid Badenoch
  • Raid the Braes of Mar
  • Raid the Ogilvys at The Braes of Airlie
  • July: Raze the House of Airlie and Forter House
  • July: Plunder the Robertsons of Rannoch
  • August: Return home


  • December: Sir Ewen Cameron commissioned colonel to raise his clansmen into a regiment


  • March against Clanranald to collect feu duty
  • Harry the lands of McDonald of Keppoch, who owed Cameron mortgage payments
  • Disbanded


A history of the unit is shown in Edward M. Furgol’s A Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies 1639-1651 Edinburgh, 1990. ISBN 0 85976 194 0

A contingent of Clan Cameron, they were persuaded to join Argyll in 1640 by their enmity for Huntly. The clan was raised again in 1651 but did little more than raid their neighbours and demand money with menaces.

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Allan Cameron of Lochiel


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