An ancient Celtic family, Clan Urquhart held power over lands in the northeast of Scotland. The Clan name comes from Glen Urquhart and the spectacular Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness.

The legendary father of Clan Urquhart was the warrior of Gaelic legend, Conachar Mor. He was a descendant of the royal house of Ulster who came to Scotland to fight for Malcolm III and was rewarded with Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness.