Marchmont Herald

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Scotland’s Heraldic Authority
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Marchmont Heralds since 1501

1459 Anon 1472 John Murray 1494 Sir William Cumming of Inverallochy 1515 John Meldrum 1562 Adam McCulloch 1572 Gilbert Guthrie 1588 Gilbert Guthrie jnr. 1597 James Workman 1622 James Cunningham 1630 Alexander Guthrie 1630 James Esplin 1661 James Tailefer 1674 George Porteous of Craiglockhart 1698 Michael Baillie 1704 Alexander Drummond 1729 James Brodie 1760 Robert Donaldson
1764 Robert Dods of Muircleugh 1775 George Douglas of Torquhine 1796 Archibald Campbell 1801 Thomas Small 1830 Alexander McCulloch Anderson 1836 William Anderson 1884 John Grant 1885 Andrew Munro Ross 1925 John Horne Stevenson 1939 Lt-Col. John William Balfour Paul of Cakemuir 1957 James Monteith Grant 1969 Thomas Innes of Learney 1971 Malcolm Innes of Edingight 1981 Sir James Monteith Grant 1982 Maj. David Maitland Maitland-Titterton 2012 The Hon. Adam Bruce WS
Marchmont is named after a royal castle - more commonly known as Roxburgh Castle. and may have been created to mark the accession of James II of Scots. The King was killed by an exploding artillery piece in 1460 when his army was besieging Marchmont, or Roxburgh, castle. The office of Marchmont Herald is first mentioned in 1438. The badge was designed by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney.
Adam Bruce was appointed Marchmont Herald in 2012, and previously served as Unicorn Pursuivant from 2008. Mr Bruce is a Writer to the Signet, having qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and worked in private practice until 2006, when he moved to the renewable energy sector. He currently holds a senior management position in a global energy company. Adam Bruce is a Trustee of the National Museums of Scotland and the St Andrews Fund for Heraldry.

The Hon. Adam Bruce WS

Armorial Bearings of the Hon. Adam Bruce WS

HM Marchmont Herald

Or, a saltire and chief Gules, on a canton Argent a lion rampant Azure armed and langued of the Second, all within a bordure of the First. Above the shield is placed an Helm befitting his degree with a Mantling Gules doubled Or, and on a Wreath of the Liveries is set for Crest a lion statant quardant tail extended Azure armed and langued Gules, and in an Escrol over the same this Motto: “ADSUMUS”. Mr Bruce’s Arms, which were matriculated by him in 1987, are a cadet version of the chiefly Arms of the Name of Bruce, with a gold border for a second son using the Stoddart system. The undifferenced arms belong to the Chief of the Name, the Earl of Elgin, Mr Bruce’s father.
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