Stuart of Bute Crest & Coats of Arms

Stuart of Bute Clan Crest:

Crest Description: A demi-lion rampant, Gules, armed and langued, Azure

Stuart of Bute Coats of Arms:

A note on Coats of Arms:
Under Scottish heraldic law a coat of arms is awarded to an individual (with the exception of civic or corporate arms) . There is no such thing as a ‘family coat of arms’ The arms represented below are personal arms (with the above exceptions). Only the individual granted these arms has the right to use them.  for more information see our pages on heraldry here:


Marquess of Bute Arms

Flight Capt. Richard Downing Jacoby Stuart of Yeochrie, Baron of Yeochrie
Arms: Or, a fess chequy Azure and Argent between a Cross Gules surmounting a pair of Wings Azure in chief and a balance Purpure in Base. Above the Shield, behind which is placed his Feudo-Baronial Mantle Gules doubled of silk Argent, fur-edged of miniver and collar Ermine and fastened on the right shoulder by five spherical buttons Or, is placed a Chapeau Gules furred Ermine (in respect of his feudal Barony of Yeochrie), thereon an Helm befitting his degree with a Mantling Azure doubled Or,
Crest: Pelican Argent, Ducally gorged Gules, in her nest feeding her young Proper,
Motto: ‘MORS POTIOR MACULA’ Death Before Infamy
Badge: Pair of wings Purpure surmounted by a Balance Or , which Badge is depicted in the first and third compartments, and the said Crest in the second compartment, one a standard four yards in length of four tracts or and Azure, split at the end, having Azure, a St. Andrews Cross Argent in the hoist with the Motto ‘MORS POTIOR MACULA’ in letters Gules upon two transverse bands Argunt which Chapeau, Mantle, Badge and Standard are destined to the petitioner and his heirs in said barony of Yeochrie.
Granted: Court of the Lord Lyon, 14th December 2000