The first Coat of Arms of the “MacAlpine” name ever granted by a Lord Lyon King of Arms and recorded in Scotland’s Lyon Register. Arms: Per bend Vert and Azure, on a bend Or a sword Gules in bend dexter, hilted Sable between in chief an antique crown Or and in base a bearded man’s head Proper, severed at the neck Crest: a curlew Proper Motto: HONOUR ~ TRADITION ~ LOYALTY Granted: The Court of the Lord Lyon, 4th December 2001. Lyon Register, Volume 83, Page 113. Background Information The Arms were granted for and in memory of John Duncan McAlpine and devolved to his only son, John Donald McAlpine. The Letters Patent trace through John Duncan’s father, Duncan McAlpine, to his grandfather, Donald McAlpine, and the county of Argyll in Scotland.