Regarding the armorial shields listed in
this appendix, these are arms that had ancient and tribal significance, as opposed to arms
that were later assumed by an individual as a part, for instance, of a nonhereditary
British knighthood. The symbols used are often highly significant within the
tribal-dynastic sphere, in a uniquely Gaelic way. Some common abbreviations are: ar. =
argent, az. = azure, betw. = between, gu. = gules, quart. = quarterly, sa. = sable, 1
& 4 = first and fourth, and 2 & 3 = second and third. Sources are listed in the
Abernethy Or, a lion rampant
gu. surmounted of a ribbon sa.
Arthur Ou. a chevron between three rests (or Clarions) or.
Barrett Barry of ten per pale ar. and gu. counterchanged.
Barry Ar. three bars gemels gules.
Bisset Az. a bend ar.
Blake Ar. a fret gu.
Brodie Ar. a chevron gu. between three mullets az.
Browne Or an eagle displayed with two heads sa.
Buchan Ar. three lions’ heads erased sa.
Buchanan Or, a lion rampant sa., armed and langued gu. within a
double tressure flory-counter-flory of the second.
Burke Or a cross gu., in the dexter canton a lion rampant sa.
Butler Quart.: 1 & 4, Or a chief indented az., 2 & 3, Gu.
3 covered cups or.
Butter Ar. a cross sa. between four human hearts proper (Gormack).
Callendar Sa. a bend between six billets or.
Cameron Gu., three bars or.
Campbell Quart., I & 4, Gyrony of eight, or and sa., 2, Ar. a
lymphad, sails furled sa., 3, or, a fess chequy azure and ar. (Glenorchy branch).
Campbell Gyrony of eight, ermine and gu. (Loudoun branch).
Campbell Quart., I, or, a hart’s head cabossed sa., attired
gu., 2, Gyrony of eight, or & sa., 3, at. a galley, 4, per fess az. & gu. a cross
Campbell Quart., 1 & 4, Gyrony of eight, or & sa.; 2 &
3, Ar., a galley, sails furled sa., flag & pennons gu. (Lochow).
Chisholm Gu., a boar’s head, couped or.
Colquhoun Ar., a saltire engrailed sa.