Douglas Modern

The Douglas clan is one of Scotland’s oldest clans... the first recorded Douglas was William de Dufglas, who lived between 1174 and 1199. The name appears to be from the gaelic “dubh” -meaning black or dark, and “glas” meaning grey. Whether this refers to actual colours or to character in uncertain as a similar situation exists with the sgian dubh ...this was a hidden weapon and in this context “dubh” is taken to mean dark/sinister/hidden as opposed to simply black in colour.