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Coming to Scotland in 2014? Attending the Clan Gathering? Want to get it right? Well aware that feathers may be ruffled and noses out-jointed, Dr Bruce Durie, Shenachie to the Chief of Durie, offers a straightforward guide…
Highland games, gatherings, processions and so on are marvellous opportunities to show allegiance to a Clan, Family or Name, a feeling for heritage and support for all things Scottish. However, when In Scotland, all things heraldic and armorial are a matter of law – not just custom and practice – so it make sense to know what the rules are and how to obey them.
Douglas, for instance, having no Chief, can never be a Clan ? .... Appoint Morton .
I have seen Durie's point about clans many times before, but he is not looking at reality, is he?
I hope folk will comment on this on Scot Clans' sister site, http://www.tartanfootprint.com/
Tony, I don't think many will be paying too much attention to Durie! I do see that the Duke of Hamilton, for example, might be a bit upset if someone were to wear his personal coat of arms, but most will be wearing something general, and cause no offence.
I am not sure about the Urquhart cap (!) but I am sure you look good in your shirt.