SCOTT CLAN
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There are several spelling variations for the Clan Scott surname. Included are families (known as Septs) with different surnames from the original Clan name. Throughout the centuries, surnames have continued to “develop” often leading to astonishing variants of the original Scott spelling. 

The Scott Clan Crest which, all members are entitled to wear, is from the crest on the top of the Clan Ross Chief’s “Coat of Arms”. The complete Scott Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son. The wearing of your Clan Scott Chief’s Crest, is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Scottish Family Ancestry.

We make this range of Clan Scott Crest Jewelry and Clan Scott Crest as your link to your Scottish bloodline. 

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SCOTT CLAN History
SCOTT CLAN

 

Clan Chief:        Richard Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 10th

                      Duke of Buccleuch and 12th Duke of Queensberry.

Origin of Name:  Scottish Gaelic speaker (National name)

Gaelic Name:     Scotach

Clan Crest:        A stag with one front hoof raised

Clan Motto:       Amo (I love).

Lands:              Boarders and Fife

 

Back in the misty days of Scotland's infancy when the sword stood foremost as the instrument of power and law, one race rose to a position of supremacy over the many competitors who aimed for control of the country. These feared people were known as the Scots, and they grew so mighty that their name became bonded to the land for all eternity. The Scots also lent their name to the great Clan Scott, arguably the most powerful of all Scotland's border Clans.

The earliest documented Scott is Uchtred filius Scoti (meaning Uchtred, the son of a Scot), who witnessed charters between 1107 and 1128. In the late 13th century, Sir Richard Scott married an heiress, and acquired for the Clan the lands of Murdochstone in Lanarkshire, while Sir Michael Scott obtained, also through marriage, the territory of Balwearie. It is testament to the Scotts' loyalty to the Crown that thirteen out of fourteen successive barons of Balwearie were knighted by the Kings of Scotland. The fruits of allegiance were also shown in 1389, when Sir Walter Scott received the Barony of Kirkuld from Robert II. Later Chiefs, also showed the Clan's characteristic fealty, obtaining for the Scotts the Branxholm lands in Roxburghshire. Scotland's border Clans have long been renowned for their fierce fighting nature, and the Scotts have well proven their border blood. Scotts have fought in many of Scotland's battles through the centuries, including the Battles of Flodden Field and Pinkie Cleugh, and warred with neighbouring Clans, such as the Kerrs.



In keeping with border tradition, the Scotts produced a few rogues to harass their neighbours, including Walter Scott of Harden, a notorious cattle-rustler, who kept the larders of his followers well stocked with the beasts of less bold men. While the Chiefs of Clan Scott gained many noble titles over generations, ultimately obtaining the Dukedom of Buccleuch in 1663, and the Dukedom of Queensberry in 1810, many other people of greatness emerged from this prominent Clan.

Michael Scott of Balwearie (1175-1234) became known throughout Europe as "The Wizard" for his unparalleled knowledge of magic, mathematics and physics, making him one of the most learned scholars of his time. Probably the most famous Scott is the great Sir Walter Scott (1771-1834), 1st Laird of Abbotsford, the wonderful Scottish poet, historian and novelist, whose patriotic writings helped exemplify Scotland's national pride.

The Chief of Clan Scott is Richard Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 10th Duke of Buccleuch and 12th Duke of Queensberry.

The Scott Clan Crest is a stag with one front hoof raised, and the proud Scott clan motto, “Amo” meaning (I love).

Our Scottish Heritage is the common bond that unites our Scott family name forever.


Septs/Spelling Variations of SCOTT CLAN
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