Last modified: 2004-11-13 by rob raeside
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Based on the book "Scottish Clan & Family Encyclopedia" (by George Way of Plean and Romilly Squire, (C)1998):
Clan Fraser Arms: Azure, three fraises Argent.
Crests: Dexter, on a mount a flourish of strawberries leaved and fructed Proper; sinister, an ostrich holding in its beak a horseshoe Proper.
Mottoes: Dexter, "All my hope is in God"; sinister: "In God is all"
Badge: A fraise Argent
Standard: Azure, a St. Andrew's Cross Argent in the hoist and of the Livery Azure, upon which is depicted the Badge three times along with the Motto "All my hope is in God" in letters Azure upon two transverse bands Argent
Also described in the book is the clan pinsel, which I have not drawn yet.
Pinsel: Argent, on a Wreath of the Liveries the Crest as above, within a strap Azure, buckled and embellished Or inscribed in letters Argent "All my hope is in God," all within a circlet Or fimbriated Gules and blazoned with the style "Fraser, Lady Saltoun" in letters Azure, the circlet ensigned of a Lord of Parliament's coronet Proper, and in the fly a strawberry flower slipped and leaved Proper.
According to the book, the current chief of Clan Fraser is Flora Fraser, twentieth Lady Saltoun, who "is married to Captain Alexander Ramsay of Mar, a great-grandson of Queen Victoria, and he and Lady Saltoun are officially members of the royal family." (p.143).
Randy Young, 17 March 2004
The Fraser arms and the Saltoun crest are canting. The crest depicts a strawberry plant, which in French is "fraise," which then makes a pun on Fraser. The cinquefoils in the arms may also be blazoned as fraises.
Joe McMillan, 18 March 2004