Roderick Alexander Macpherson was Lyon Macer from 2012 until 2018 when he became Falkland Pursuivant Extraordinary. In September 2021 he was advanced to Unicorn Pursuivant.A messenger-at-arms and sheriff officer, he is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and sometime Secretary of the Oxford University Heraldry Society. He has twice been President of the Society of Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers, was Preses of the Grand Antiquity Society of Glasgow and is a past President of the Glasgow Highland Club.
Armorial Bearings of Roderick Alexander Macpherson
HM Unicorn Pursuivant
The unicorn was adopted as a royal badge some time after 1381 but it is not known exactly when the first Unicorn Pursuivant was created, the earliest names being John Fraser in 1426. Perhaps because it is the national beast of Scotland, the line of Unicorn Pursuivants has remained almost unbroken.
Parted per fess Or and Azure a lymphad of the First, sails furled, oars in action and tackling all Proper, flag and pennon flying Gules in dexter canton a dexter hand fessways couped holding a dagger erect, in sinister canton a cross crosslet firchée all of the Third, in dexter and sinister base a thistle slipped of the First all differenced in the lifetime of his father by a label of three points Argent.Crest: a cat sejant erect Proper grasping in the dexter paw a baton Sable tipped Argent.
Unicorn Pursuivants since 1426
1426 John Fraser1467 Adam Wallace of Craigie1474 Anon1500 William Niven1507 Thomas Pettigrew of Magdalensyde1528 John Balfour1543 Robert Hart1554 William Hardy1560 Alexander McCulloch1567 Peter Ramsay1570 Thomas Barrie1585 Robert Fraser1599 John Ramsay1617 James Fuirde1619 John Borthwick1633 Thomas Fuirde1635 George Wight1636 Andrew Littlejohn1646 Andrew Aitchinson1660 William Malcolm1662 William Hume1707 Sir William Erskine of Cambo, Bart.1715 James Kirkwood1719 Charles Gordon1741 William Boyd
1760 James Strachan1764 Thomas Husband1764 William Douglas1790 Robert Grant1796 David Anderson1806 David Taylor1825 Cook1845 James Sinclair1859 Andrew Gillman1860 Stuart Moodie Livingstone1902 John Horne Stevenson KC1935 Sir John Mackintosh Norman MacLeod of Fuinary, Bart.1929 Lt-Col. Harold Andrew Balvaird Lawson CVO1939 Lt-Col. Gordon Dalyell of the Binns CIE1955 Iain Moncreiffe of Easter Moncreiffe1961 John Inglis Drever "Don" Pottinger LVO1981 Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, Bart. 1986 Alastair Campbell of Airds2008 The Hon. Adam Bruce2012 Reginald John Malden2016 Liam Devlin2021 Roderick Alexander Macpherson