Clan Calder Crest & Coats of Arms

Clan Calder Crest

Worn by all of the name and ancestry

Crest Description:
A hart’s head cabossed, Sable, attired Gules

Clan Calder Coat of Arms

A note on Coats of Arms:
Under Scottish heraldic law a coat of arms is awarded to an individual (with the exception of civic or corporate arms) . There is no such thing as a ‘family coat of arms’ The arms represented below are personal arms (with the above exceptions). Only the individual granted these arms has the right to use them. for more information see our pages on heraldry here:

Calder of Calder

Calder of Calder


Calder CoA

The four quarters of the arms (the shield in the centre) represent, clockwise from left, the Calder, Campbell, Lorne and Lort ancestors. Mottoes: (over crest) Candidus cantabit moriens (‘The pure heart shall sing when dying’); (under the arms) ‘Be mindful’. Creations: Barony (GB) 21 June 1796. Earl and Viscount (UK) 5 Oct 1827.