Sutherland Crest & Coats of Arms

Sutherland Clan Crest:

Crest Description: A cat-a-mountain sejant rampant, Proper


Sutherland 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:


Earl of Sutherland Arms

Sutherland Arms

Fra’ Paul Andrew Sutherland FSA
Arms: Gules, three mullets Or, on a chief of the Last a battleaxe blade downwards in bend Proper, shaft Sable; a bordure indented Argent, charged in centre chief with a crescent of the First.
The arms are placed on a Maltese Cross argent (denoting a Knight of Justice in the Order of Malta) and the Maltese Cross is interlaced with a Rosary (denoting Solemn or Perpetual Vows as a Knight of Justice).
Matriculated: 18th February 1999 (Lyon Register LXXXlll, 52).
The rendering of the Arms shown here is by David Waterton-Anderson.

Sutherland Arms on old postcard