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 Clan Baillie

The name Baillie comes from the French for "steward".

The Baillies were prominent in the Highlands and formed powerful allegiances through marriage. The Baillies of Dochfour continue to hold an estate near Loch Ness. Cuthbert Baillie of Carphin was Lord High Treasurer to James IV in 1512, while a direct descendant of the house of Lamington was appointed Master of the Wardrobe to Queen Mary of Scotland in 1542 and fought for Mary Queen of Scots at the battle of Langside in 1568.

William Baillie of Hoprig was knighted by David II in 1357 and, in 1368, was given a Charter for the barony of Lamington. The title, Baillie of Lamington, having often been held by females, finally fell vacant in 1880.

The clan Baillie motto is Quid Clarius Astris (What is brighter than the stars?) and the clan crest is a boar's head.

Clan Baillie Badge, Scottish Highland Clan

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  • Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal.  After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution.  Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge. 

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