Our Highland Wedding

Our Highland Wedding

Monday, August 30, 2010

Endure Fort!

The Clan Lindsay motto is "Endure Fort" or "Endure with Strength... the clan crest is worn on brooches, patches, jewelry and more.

Clan plants were worn on men's bonnets as a means of identity. In a heated battle, you had to know at a glance whether a man was friend or foe. So the Highlanders began wearing sprigs of local plants to identify themselves. Everyone came to know who wore which plant. Many of the Scots opted for sprigs from trees like oak, Scots pine, or hazel. Juniper, rowan, and birch were also popular plants. Others chose among Scottish wildflowers for their plant badges.

The Clan Lindsay plant is a sprig from a lime tree.

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