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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.

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.

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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