The castle at Island I Vow (Ellan Vhow) was built by the hero of the Battle of Langside, Andrew Macfarlane, in 1577. In honour of his contribution to this victory, Andrew was awarded the addition of the demi-savage and imperial crown to the Macfarlane armorial bearings and this gave the clan its motto "This I'll Defend". Ellan Vhow was the seat of the clan after Inveruglas was burned by Cromwell in the mid 17th century and remained the seat through the end of the 17th century. Click -> Facts, Suppositions & Myths
The Ellan Vhow Preservation Fund is a non-profit corporation dedicated soley to archaeological study, preservation and maintenance of the Macfarlane ancestral castle, buildings and site on Island I Vow (Ellan Vhow), Loch Lomond, Scotland.