Gaelic name for MacKay: MacAoidh (son of fire)
I have been reading about Sutherland Shire. Wilhelmina McLeod came from there with her mother Janet Mackay and her sibling in 1839. This brings in the highland blood . Findhorn is very close to the Sutherland Shire.
Check these sites.
- MACKAYS AND THE CLEARANCES OF THE 19th CENTURY
- Donald Macleod, the author of “The Gloomy Memoirs of Sutherland”
- TESTIMONY OF ANGUS MACKAY