Clan Erskine is a Scottish clan associated with the region of Renfrewshire. The Erskines held the title of Earl of Mar and later gained prominence in Stirlingshire. The family’s history can be traced back to the 14th century. One notable figure from Clan Erskine is John Erskine, the 2nd Earl of Mar. He played a significant role in the Jacobite risings of the early 18th century and was a key supporter of the Stuart cause. The Erskines held positions of influence in Scottish politics and were known for their military service and contributions to the arts.