The Clan MacCallum, also known as MacCallum-Malcolm, is a Scottish Highland clan that traces its origins to the ancient kingdom of Dalriada. The clan takes its name from the Gaelic “Mac Gille Chaluim,” meaning “son of the servant of St. Columba.”
The MacCallums were traditionally associated with the region of Argyll, particularly the lands around Loch Fyne. They were known for their loyalty and service to the Scottish crown, often serving as hereditary pipers to the MacDougall Lords of Lorn.
One notable figure from Clan MacCallum is Sir Malcolm MacCallum (1600-1665), who held the title of Laird of Poltalloch. He was a prominent figure during the turbulent times of the Covenanters and served as a diplomat and trusted advisor to various Scottish monarchs.