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Clan Lumsden Clan Crest: Clan Motto: Amor Patitur Moras (Love Endures Delays) Tartan: This is Lumsden Modern. Selected highlights: A Lowland clan. The name comes from the manor of Lumsden near Coldingham on the coast of Berwickshire and is first mentioned in a charter in 1098 when Edgar, King of Scotland, son of Malcolm III of Scotland re-founded Coldingham Priory in the county of Berwick. The first people recorded as owning the lands were brothers Gillem and Cren de Lummisden, who sometime between 1166 and 1182 attested a charter by Waldeve, Earl of Dunbar to Coldingham Priory. In 1296, the...

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Clan Gordon   Crest: Issuant from a crest coronet Or a stag's head (affrontée) Proper attired with ten tines Or (Rising from a gold crest coronet, a stag’s head with ten gold tines). Motto: Bydand (Translations: Biding, Remaining, Steadfast) Tartan: As with many clans, Gordon has several recognised tartans. Gordon Dress is shown here. Clan Chief: Granville Charles Gomer Gordon, 13th Marquis of Huntly, Earl of Enzie, Earl of Aboyne, Lord Gordon of Badenoch, Lord Gordon of Strathavon and Glenlivet, Baron Meldrum of Morven. The Chief of Clan Gordon is also traditionally known as The Cock o' the North. The...

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Clan Buchanan Crest: A hand coupee holding a ducal cap, or duke’s cornet, proper, with two laurel branches wreathed surrounding the crest, disposed orleways proper. Motto: Clarior Hinc Honos (Henceforth the honour grows brighter) Tartan: (this is Buchanan Modern) Clan Chief: Clan Buchanan has no chief. The last chief, John Buchanan, died in 1682 with no male heirs. Having inherited debt, he sold parts of the estate; the remaining house and lands were finally sold to the Marquess of Montrose, Chief of Clan Graham. Nevertheless, the Buchanan Society is the oldest clan society in Scotland, founded in Glasgow, Scotland on...

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Clan Bruce Crest: A lion stantan Azure armed and langued Gules     Motto: Fuimus (We have been) Tartan: Clan Chief: Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin. He is convener of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. The de Brus/de Bruis name is from Normandy’s Brix area, and the family has both Scottish and English branches. Family members came with William the Conqueror in 1066 and received the lands of Skelton in Yorkshire. In 1106 Robert de Brus came to England and became a companion-in-arms of Prince David (later David I of Scotland); in 1124 David declared Robert first Lord of...

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Clan Anderson Crest: An Oak tree, proper Motto: Stand Sure Tartan: Clan Chief: Clan Anderson is a clan with some Armigers (individual Andersons entitled to bear Heraldic Arms) as members recognized by the Lord Lyon King of Arms, but the clan does not currently have a chief recognized by the Court of the Lord Lyon. Arms were awarded in the 16th century to an Anderson of that Ilk, but as his family has not yet been identified the chiefship is dormant, and the Clan considered an Armigerous Clan without a Chief. Anderson means Son of Andrew (Saint Andrew, the patron...

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