Rob Roy

Learn a little about Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero, and back up what you learn with our fun printables for kids.

Rob Roy

Rob Roy, 1671-1734, was born Robert MacGregor. He lived in the Highlands of Scotland and at only 22 years old became head of the MacGregor clan. His red hair earned him the nickname "Roy" - the Gaelic word for red.

Depending on whose version of the story you believe, Rob Roy was either an educated man who fell into debt and afterwards made his living by pilfering cattle from unpopular lords and helping the poor - or he was a cattle rustler who ran a nasty protection racket in the Highlands, extorting money from other clans with the promise of keeping their cattle safe! The truth is probably somewhere in between.

Rob Roy spent some time in prison and was on the point of being transported overseas when he received a pardon from the king (George I).

Rob Roy Booklet

Rob Roy Booklet

Use one of our printable origami Rob Roy booklets to retell one of the legends about this Scottish folk hero. Folding instructions for the booklet can be found here.

Rob Roy Colouring Page

Rob Roy Colouring Page

See if you can find out the colours of the clan MacGregor, to colour this Rob Roy colouring page.

Rob Roy Poster

Rob Roy Poster

This Rob Roy poster would be a great addition to a Scotland themed classroom display or a useful project cover.

Rob Roy Story Paper

Rob Roy Story Paper

Even within his own lifetime, stories were being told about Rob Roy. Use our Rob Roy story paper to retell your favourite legend.

Rob Roy Worksheet

Rob Roy Worksheet

Learn about Rob Roy MacGregor, the famous Scottish outlaw, with our printable worksheet, available in colour or black and white.

Rob Roy Writing Page

Rob Roy Writing Page

Our Rob Roy writing page allows children to research and write up their findings on this Scottish hero.

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