Gaelic Name: Caimbeul -- from Gaelic cam (wry) and beul (mouth) War Cry: Cruachan Pipe Music: Campbell of Cawdor's Salute
The Calder or Cawdor family are said to descend from Hugh de Cadella. They received lands in Nairnshire for supporting King Malcolm Canmore and his successors; this thaneship is mentioned by Shakespeare in "Macbeth."
Muriel, daughter of Sir John Calder of Calder, fell heir to the lands in 1493 while still an infant. The 2nd Earl of Argyll, having been appointed her guardian, abducted her to Invarary. In 1510 she married Sir John Campbell, third son of the 2nd Earl of Argyll. Sir John Campbell is said to be the founder of the Calder or Cawdor branch of Clan Campbell.