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Eoin Flett Scott of Redland.

Arms: Or, on a bend Azure,between a rose slipped Gules, leaves barbed and seeded Vert, in sinister chief and a mullet Gules in dexter base, asix pointed star between two crescents ofthe First.

Crest: An eagle affrontee, wings endorsed Or, holding in its beak a rose Gules, slipped and leaved Vert, barbed and seeded Or.

Supporters: Dexter, mermaid, upper part Proper, maritime portion Argent, holding in exterior hand, rose slipped leaved Vert,barbed seeded Or, sinister, collie sheepdog Proper, gorged


Grant: The Court of the Lord Lyon, 20th January 1967. Register, volume 49, folio 87.

It appears in the first quarter of the sixteenth century that one Walter Scott, who had been a consistent Border Riever, concentrating mostly northern England. However once the military presence there became stronger the pickings became extremely scarce, so he starts to raid within Scotland.

He then was branded a criminal and was arrested and brought to Edinburgh for trial. His charges were cattle rustling, sheep stealing and sundry murders. Her was found guilty and sentenced to decapitation or (he clearly had friends at court) life-long excile.

Some friends gave him a small sailing boat and leaving he set off for the flat lands of the Holland. He was at sea for almost two week, cold and starving when, just before dawn his boat grounded on a long flat sandy beach. He was rescued by some local farmers speaking a foreign language-so he was certain that he had landed in Holland.

Instead of sailing east he had in fact sailed north and had landed on the Orkney island of Sandy. Of course the people there were still speaking Norse.

It is not recorded how long he was there before he realised he was not in Holland.

However it seems that my family are descended from this Walter Scott [full name David Walter Scott]

When I was quite young I discovered, built into our collapsed milldam wall, a carved but very weathered heraldic stone. I was told by the artist, Stanley Cursiter RSA, to take a rubbing of the stone and he would take it to his friend, the then Lord Lyon, Sir Thomas Innes of Learney.

It appeared the Lyon Office had great difficulty identifying the heraldry from the weathered stone. The rubbing was pinned on the and one day when one of the young ladies was ‘doing’ her face before lunch, she saw it as a Scott Arms in her mirror.

It appears the carver was illiterate and took the design off the matrix of a seal instead of the wax. It was all in reverse.
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