From the 15th century to the end of the 17th century the lands around the Spittal of Glenshee were possessed by members of the Clan MacThomas, descendants of the Clan Chattan Mackintoshes. Though forced to sell their lands, members of the clan combined in the 20th century to buy back a small plot of land containing Clach na Coileach or the ‘Cockstane’, traditional gathering place of the clan. The clan is also remembered in the name of the new MacThomas Bridge which carries the A93 road across the across the Shee Water, replacing the 250 year old Glenshee Bridge.