1459 Anon1472 John Murray1494 Sir William Cumming of Inverallochy1515 John Meldrum1562 Adam McCulloch1572 Gilbert Guthrie1588 Gilbert Guthrie jnr.1597 James Workman1622 James Cunningham1630 Alexander Guthrie1630 James Esplin1661 James Tailefer1674 George Porteous of Craiglockhart1698 Michael Baillie1704 Alexander Drummond1729 James Brodie1760 Robert Donaldson
1764 Robert Dods of Muircleugh1775 George Douglas of Torquhine1796 Archibald Campbell1801 Thomas Small1830 Alexander McCulloch Anderson1836 William Anderson1884 John Grant1885 Andrew Munro Ross1925 John Horne Stevenson1939 Lt-Col. John William Balfour Paul of Cakemuir1957 James Monteith Grant1969 Thomas Innes of Learney1971 Malcolm Innes of Edingight1981 Sir James Monteith Grant1982 Maj. David Maitland Maitland-Titterton2012 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.