cateran

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cateran

(ˈkætərən)
n
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a member of a band of brigands and marauders in the Scottish highlands
[C14: probably from Scottish Gaelic ceathairneach robber, plunderer]

Cateran

 common people of the Highlands in a band; brigands, freebooters, or marauders collectively.
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The route name comes from the bands of cattle thieves known as Caterans, who travelled the lands in the 15th to 17th centuries.
In these expeditions they acted with all the daring and cunning of Caterans [band of fighting men of a Scotland Highland clan] in a Creagh [parish or small area in Ireland]; and from each of these many of their friends accompanied them back to Canada.
Join in the legendary Caterans Spit-Roast Party at Rosemount Golf Hotel in Blairgowrie for the grand finale (pounds 10).