Much to my pleasant suprise, MacDonald's "Clans...", copyright 1991 & 1st published, 1994, provided several delightful characteristics: not only was the artwork refreshing - even the lands around Loch Maree presented for Clan MacKenzie makes one hum the bagpipe tune about the loch.
The maps were informative, the table of contents varied, producing a kaleidescopic backdrop for the discussion of individual clans. Even the "look" of the discussion of each Clan appeared as authentic as that utilized by Moncrieffe.
A truly pleasant surprise was entirely personal. My own surname derives from a small Clan that comes from the West of Scotland, mostly. This is the first "Clan" book ever, that I have seen in several decades (& I've been lookin !)that treats MacKinlay as a Clan, rather tham a sept, along w/ MacKenzie, MacKinnon, MacKintosh
The only criticism is a minor one. The use of the Gaelic Mac- is preserved as the original Scottish rendering of the spelling of "son of". However, it is the custom in the UK & former Commnwealth Countries, I might add, that a "k" has been added to the Gaelic for "son of". Persual of telephone directories in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen is likely to reveal 3 such "anglicized" spellings of "son of" : "Mack", "Mck" & "M'k". The use of an upper case "K" in each spelling variation is a custom confined to North & South America.