Clan Lyon Symbols …
ARMS of the Clan Chief
Quarterly, 1st & 4th, Argent, a lion rampant Azure, armed
and langued Gules, within a double tressure flory counterflory of the Second
(Lyon); 2nd & 3rd, Ermine, three bows stringed paleways Proper (Bowes); en
surtout an inescutcheon Azure, thereon a rose Argent, barbed Vert and seeded Or,
ensigned with the Imperial Crown Proper, within a double tressure flory
counterflory of the Second, the said inescutcheon ensigned with an Earl’s
coronet Proper (the said honourable augmentation being limited to the Earl of
Strathmore and Kinghorne and to the heirs succeeding him in his said Earldom).
Dexter, a unicorn Argent, armed, maned and unguled Or;
sinister, a lion rampant parted per fess Or and Gules.
Within a garland of bay leaves, a lady from the middle richly
attired, holding in her dexter hand a thistle all Proper (in allusion to the
alliance of Sir John Lyon with Princess Jean, daughter of King Robert II).
In te domine speravi (In Thee O Lord have I put my trust)
Azure, a St Andrew’s Cross Argent in the hoist and of two
tracts Argent and Azure, upon which is depicted the Crest in the first
compartment, the 1st Badge in the second compartment, and the 2nd Badge in the
third compartment, along with the Motto ‘In te domine speravi’ in letters Or
upon two transverse bands Gules.