Clan Farquharson – Farquharson

Farquharson Clan Crest: On a chapeau, a demi lion holding a sword in the dexter paw.

Farquharson Clan Motto: Fide Et Fortitudine (By fidelity and fortitude).

Farquharson Clan History:
The Farquharsons trace their origins from Farquhar, son of Alexander Ciar, 3rd Shaw of Rothiemurcus in Strathspey. The early history of Clan Shaw is intimately entangled with that of Clan Mackintosh.

Farquhar's son Donald married Isobel Stewart, heiress of Invercauld and he was appointed Keeper of the King's Forests of Braemar.  Their son, Finlay Mor (Mac Fionlaigh Mor), the first recognised Farquharson of Invercauld, was killed carrying the Royal Standard at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547. He was outstandingly tall, and his alleged grave at Inveresk, in East Lothian, close to the battlefield, is known as “the long Highlandman's grave.”

Places of Interest:
Braemar Castle, Braemar. Aberdeenshire. Built by the Earl of Mar in 1628, but passed to the Farquharsons in 1732.
Cairn na Cumline (Cairn of Remembrance), south west of Balmoral, Aberdeenshire. Rallying place for the Clan Farquharson.
Invercauld House, Braemar, Aberdeenshire. Seat of Chief of Clan Farquharson.