The Clan MacArlister, also known as Clan MacAlister or Clan MacAllister, is a Scottish Highland clan believed to have originated in the ancient kingdom of Dalriada. The clan takes its name from the Gaelic “MacAlasdair,” meaning “son of Alasdair” or “son of Alexander.”
The MacArlisters were historically associated with the region of Kintyre in Argyll, and their ancestral seat was the castle of Loup in Gigha. They were a loyal and warlike clan, known for their strength and bravery in battle.
One notable figure from Clan MacArlister is Alexander MacAlister of Loup, who lived during the 16th century. He was a respected chieftain and military leader, known for his skill in combat and his unwavering loyalty to his clan and allies.