MacLaine Clan Crest
MacLaine 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:
Quarterly: 1st, Argent, a lion rampant, Gules; 2nd, Or, a lymphad, sails furled, oars in saltire, Sable, flagged, Gules, and in base, Vert, a salmon, naiant, Proper; 3rd Or, a dexter hand, fessways, coupled, Gules, holding a cross crosslet fitcée, Azure; 4th Azure, a tower, embattled, Argent, masoned, Sable.
Last matriculated by Alexander McLean of Coll in 1802, these are the personal arms of the Chief and should not be displayed by a clansman. Supporters (in this case the hound and ostrich) are only to be used by a Chief. Within Clan Gillean, this is only Duart, Lochbuie and Coll.
Any person attempting to claim the position of Chief of Coll, would be required to matriculate these arms and prove to the Lord Lyon of Scotland that he is the closest in lineal descent to the last Chief of Coll.