Quarterly 1st and 4th Azure three luces haurient Argent in chief and an anchor with the crossbar supporting a pair of balances Or in base (for Way of Plean); 2nd Grand-quarterly the Arms of Romilly Squire3rd per fess enarched Gules and Or, in chief two Chinese lotus flowers Argent and in base an open crown of the First (for Gauld).
The title of this pursuivancy is derived from that of the Earldom of Carrick, held by Robert the Bruce before his accession. The badge was designed by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney.
Sheriff in the Sheriffdom of Tayside, Central and Fife since 2009, George Way of Plean holds the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal of 2002, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He was Secretary to the Standing Council of Scottish Clan Chiefs 1985-2003, appointed Solicitor Advocate 2003, President of the Society of Solicitors to the Courts 2002-2005, and Procurator Fiscal to the Lyon Court 2003-2010.In 2017, he published the revised edition of the Clan Encyclopedia, edited with the aid of the late Romilly Squire. He became an Officer of the Venerable Order of St John in 2018 and in July 2021 was appointed Genealogist of the Scottish Priory. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Chancellor of the Diocese of Brechin (Scottish Episcopal Church) and a Member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council.
Carrick Pursuivants since 1364
1364 John Trupour1478 Anon.1526 James Anderson1531 James Wallace1538 John Paterson1557 Alexander Forrester1582 Robert Campbell1617 James Cunningham1622 Alexander Neilson1633 John Spence of Brunstane1633 Gideon Weir1637 John Sawers1661 Thomas Allan1672 Willian Glover1672 Robert Glover1678 John Young1679 Patrick Wilson1699 Harry Armstrong1706 Robert Brown1747 George Brodie1753 William Douglas1771 Malcolm Grant
1790 John Grieve1818 John Young1827 James Gillon1833 William Anderson1836 William Dunnett1855 Henry Wilson1864 Archibald Thornburn1879 Sir James William Mitchell, Bart..1879 John Spence1883 John Grant1884 William Macfarlane Wylie1886 Sir Francis James Grant1898 William Rae Macdonald1907 Sir Duncan Alexander Dundas Campbell, Bart1926 Sir Thomas Innes of Learney1935 Sir Alexander Hay Seton, Bart.1939 Alexander James Stevenson1946 Sir James Monteith Grant1958 Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight 1972 David John Wilson Reid of Robertland1974 John Alexander Spens1992 Elizabeth Ann Roads2017 Sheriff George Way of Plean