Bain Crest: A dexter arm armed grasping a dirk
Bain Clan Motto: Et Marte Et Arte (By strength and
Bain Clan History: Bain or Bayne comes from the
Gaelic word “ban” meaning white or fair. The Bain’s of Tulloch are
descended from Iain “Ban” MacAoidh (John “the fair” MacKay), a great
grandson of the Clan MacKay chief.
His third son Alexander Bayne became the burgess
of Dingwall in Ross-shire. Alexander’s son, Duncan Bayne, was granted
the lands of Tulloch in the parish of Dingwall by King James V in 1542.
In 1543 as Duncan Bane of Tulloch he is recorded as witnessing a
charter in Inverness.
The Bayne's held their seat at Tulloch Castle for
over 200 years until Kenneth, the ninth Bayne, sold the castle and
estate to his cousin Henry Davidson in 1762.
Clan Bain certificate.