The Clan Mar is a Scottish clan associated with the region of Aberdeenshire and the North-East Highlands. The clan takes its name from the Gaelic Mar, meaning “great.” The Mars were known for their connections to the royal House of Stewart and their involvement in political affairs. A notable figure of the clan is John Erskine, Earl of Mar, who lived during the 17th and 18th centuries. John Erskine was a Scottish nobleman and statesman. He played a leading role in the Jacobite cause, serving as the Jacobite commander during the 1715 uprising. John Erskine’s involvement in the Jacobite movement has made him a notable figure in Clan Mar’s history.