(as feudal baron of Urquhart): A seahorse Argent
crined and unguled Or langued Gules garlanded with ragged robin
(lychnis flos-cuculi) Proper.
Standard: The Badge is
depicted in the first and third compartments and the said Crest
in the centre compartment upon a Standard three and a half
metres in length of four tracts Or and Azure, split at the end,
having Azure a St Andrew's cross Argent in the hoist, with the
Motto "PER ACTUM INTENTIO" in letters Gules upon two transverse
Grant: Court of the Lord Lyon, 126th page of
the 86th Volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings
Arms painted by
The petition was
submitted on the 28th September 2004, amended on the 23rd
October 2007. The final grant was dated 14th December 2007 and
signed by Robin O Blair, Lord Lyon King of Arms.
The basic achievement is similar to that of the Baron of
Urquhart's 16th century Orkney ancestral Cromartie arms. Since
it is also similar to that of the Chief of Clan Urquhart,
whereas his three boars' heads have blue tongues and silver
tusks, the Baron of Urquhart chose to have the boars' heads
depicted all red, in the more ancient tradition. Since the
armiger has no known blood relationship to the Chief, and is
thus an indeterminate Urquhart cadet, he introduced the Chevron,
its choice being influenced by the original Cromarties having
possessed the motte on which the ancient Cromartie Castle was
built in the ancestral Urquhart lands.
As an armorial
featuring a Chevron between three boars' heads might suggest an
Elphinstone connection, so the three pierced mullets were added.
Three mullets also hint at the arms of the early Douglas family
that ruled Moray and thus the lands that later formed the Barony
of Urquhart, so these were pierced to make the spur rowels that
allude to the armigerís own history as an equestrian sportsman.
The Crest of a
horse's head again symbolizes the armigerís life-long career as
a thoroughbred horse breeder and racing enthusiast. The Crescent
worn on a chain around the horse's neck honours Alexander Seton,
first Baron of Urquhart.
recorded in the land Register of Scotland of date 17 April 2007
the Petitioner is infelt in the lands of Urquhart-on-Spey.
mantle, Badge and Standard are destined to the Petitioner and
his heir in the said barony of Urquhart.