Clan Crest Badges

The crest of Hugh MacLeod of MacLeod is a black bull's head between two flag poles with red flags and his motto is Hold fast. The motto relates to the occasion when a MacLeod chief wrestled a bull to the ground and the crowd shouted Hold Fast.

Clansfolk of the MacLeods of Harris and Dunvegan family may wear a crest badgeof the chief's crest of bull\s head between two flags,surrounded by a buckled belt, to show allegiance, with the motto Hold Fast.

The crest of Donald Macleod of the Lewes is a golden sun in splendour and his motto is I birn quil I se, meaning I burn while I shall burn, and also given in Latin as Luceo nonUro, meaning I burn but am not consumed. The motto relates the chief\'s coat of arms of a burning mountain or fiery beacon.

Clansfolk of the MacLeods of Lewis and Raasay family may wear a crest badge of the chief's crest of a sun in splendour, surrounded by a buckled belt, to show allegiance, with the motto I burn quil I se or Luceo non uro.

Clan Crests