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Crest, Motto, War Cry, Arms & Tartans

Chief Ruairidh D G MacLennan of MacLennan

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Clansman's Badge/Crest
A demi-piper all Proper, garbed in a proper tartan of the Clan MacLennan. Click here

Strictly, it is not the Crest of the Clan but of the Chief - it is part of his Arms1 and as such his personal property. He gives his permission for a clansman to wear it enclosed within the belt and buckle and it is legally known as a clansman's crest or badge.

Motto
Dum spiro spero (Latin: While I breathe, I hope)

War cry
Druim nan Deur (The ridge of tears)

Arms of the Chief
Or, a heart of Gules between two passion nails joined in base Sable, on a chief Azure a stag's head cabossed between two antique crowns, all of the First. They are the personal arms of the Chief and may not be used by anyone else.

Tartans
MacLennan and Logan ("Modern" - as used on this web site), Ancient, Weathered. 

Generally speaking, the "Ancient" tartan colours are intended to look similar to those produced by vegetable dyes. 'Kilts & Tartan Made Easy' by Scottish Tartan Authority Governor Dr Nicholas J Fiddes is a simple, free guide to wearing kilts. More about colours.   The wearing of tartans was prohibited by an Act of parliament in 1746/47: More about tartan prohibition.

 


Note 1: Granted by the Court of the Lord Lyon of Scotland.

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