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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Some of the paths follow ones used by the Caterans - cattle thieves who roamed Strathardle, Glen Shee and Glen Isla from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century.
scotlandsgreattrails.com The Cateran Trail Distance: 64 miles Start/finish: From Blairgowrie, there is a seven-mile spur to reach Bridge of Cally.
The route name comes from the bands of cattle thieves known as Caterans, who travelled the lands in the 15th to 17th centuries.
n www.kintyreway.com THE CATERAN TRAIL Distance: 64 miles Start/finish: Blairgowrie, Angus.
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).