MacAlpine Clan Crest
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MacAlpine 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:
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.
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.
The Arms of Sir Robert McAlpine, 1922
The McAlpine Baronets of Knotts Park, Of which family the most famous are Sir Robert (nick-named “Concrete Bob”), the first Baronet, his grandson Lord McAlpine of Moffat, MP and his son Lord Alastair McAlpine of West Green, Treasurer of the Conservative Party and author of several books, including a two-part autobiography.
The Arms have passed to Sir William Hepburn McAlpine, 6th Baronet.
The Arms of Lt. General Duncan Alastair McAlpine.
Arms: Azure a saltire couped Argent surmounted by a sword point downward Argent its hilt beset dexter to sinister with a maple leaf Argent fimbriated Azure a maple leaf Argent fimbriated Gules, maple leaf Or fimbriated Gules both enfiling an ancient crown Or.
Crest: A castle tower Azure masoned Argent charged with a rose also Argent barbed Vert seeded Or rising therefrom a demi eagle wings displayed Or beaked Argent langued Azure each wing charged with two Scots Pine cones Azure.
Supporters: On a grassy mount strewn with cones of the Scots Pine Argent and roses also Argent barbed Vert seeded Or two collies Or and Argent armed Sable the dexter gorged with a collar Azure charged with three oak acorns Argent the sinister gorged with a collar Azure charged with three Maltese crosses Argent.
Motto: “THA CUIMHNE AGAM-SA GU BHEIL AILPEIN BEÒ”.
Grant of Arms and Supporters
September 20, 1990.
Vol. II, p. 44
The Arms of William Alexander McAlpine
“Argent, on a bend Azure between two garbs Gules a sword in bend point upward Argent enfiled with an antique crown Or”.
The Arms of Michael T. McAlpin
“Gules, on a bend Argent between in chief a fir tree eradicated Argent and in base an ancient crown Or a sword in bend Gules hilted and pommelled Or, A bordure engrailed parted per pale Azure and Argent.
Crest: a green darner dragonfly Proper”
Motto: Na Bitheam Coitcheann (In Escrol above the arms).
Issued on 10th July 2008.
17th page of the 89th volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.
The Arms of Finn Alpin
“A bend Argent on a field Azure.
On the bend a sword in bend point upwards Azure hilted and pommelled Or.
In chief a boar’s head couped Or and in base an antique crown Or”
Crest: A dexter hand Argent grasping a chaplet of laurel leaves Vert.
Motto: CUIMHNICH (In a scroll above the arms).
Issued on 3rd December 2010.
75th page of the 89th volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.