CRAIG of Riccarton Ermine, on a fesse, Sable, three crescents, Argent.
Castle Craig Coat of Arms
Dr David Craig Arms: Per Fess Ermine and Argent on a fess Sable between in chief two millrinds and in base a garb Gules three crescents of the Second. Crest: A tower Sable window and port Gules within a chaplet of hazel leaves Vert. Motto: VIVITUR INGENIO Grant: The Court of the Lord Lyon, 10th August 1982. Register, volume 66, folio 24. The arms were granted for and in memory of the armiger’s deceased grandfather, David Craig, farmer at Tregallon, Troqueer, Kircudbright. His father, William Craig, was miller at Duncow Mill and farmer at West Duncow, Kirkmahoe, Dumfries. The basic arms of Craig are ‘a metal field with a fess Sable with three crescents of a metal thereon’. The millrinds and garb reflect the armiger’s great-grandfather’s milling and farming interests. The choice of tincture for the charges was the armiger’s. The crest was suggested by Lord Lyon. ‘Duncow’ derives from ‘Dun-choll’ (a fort of hazels). The motto, VIVITUR INGENIO (he lives by skill), was chosen to reflect both the armiger’s and his antecedents’ occupations.