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(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).