Clan Scott Badge, Scottish Clan, Border Clan, Border Reivers

Clan Scott Badge, Scottish Clan, Border Clan, Border Reivers


One of the most powerful of the Border families, the name was derived from the Scots who invaded Dalriada (Argyll) from Ireland and the surname is found in all parts of Scotland. However in the Borders, an area that was never fully Gaelic speaking, it may have meant a Scottish Gaelic speaker.

The first record of the name Scott is when Uchtred filius Scot witnessed the foundation charter of Selkirk in 1120. Henricus le Scotte witnessed a charter by David Earl of Strathearn around 1195.

Michael Scott “the wizard” originated in the Tweed Valley but lived in Fife where he gained his reputation for magic. In the last quarter of the 13th century the Scotts appear in Fife when Michael Lescot agreed to serve King Edward I of England overseas

In the Ragman Rolls (all nobles and landed gentry were required to sign by Edward I in 1296) there are six Scott lairds. One of these, Sir Richard le Scot of Murthoxton (now Murdostoun) in Lanarkshire may have acquired those lands by marriage - he also had estates in Selkirkshire. It is his line which became established and spread out between Ettrickdale and Liddesdale.

Sir Michael Scott, 2nd Laird of Buccleuch was a staunch supporter of King Robert the Bruce and distinguished himself at the Battle of Halidon Hill, fighting against the English in 1333 during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

During the Civil War, Sir James Scott led his forces in support of the Covenanters at the Battle of Tippermuir in 1644 but the Covenantors were defeated by the Royalist forces under James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose.
During the Jacobite Uprisings the Clan Scott supported the British Hanovarian Government. 

In the 19th century, author Sir Walter Scott (from a junior branch, the Scotts of Harden) changed Scotland’s image forever.

The Duke of Buccleuch today is the largest private landowner in the United Kingdom and the art collections at the family’s great houses of Drumlanrig, Bowhill and Boughton are internationally famous.
Clan profile
Clan Badge: A stag trippant, encircled in a leather strap inscribed with the chief’s motto “Amo” meaning “I Love”.
      Clan Motto: Amo (”I love”).
      Plant Badge: Blaeberry.
      Clan Chief: His Grace, The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry


  • Production Process

    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.