Glen Clan Crest: An arm embowed, vested Sable, in hand, Proper, a heart Gules.
Glen Clan Motto: Alta Pete (Aim high).
Glen Clan History: Originating from the Glen at Innerleithen, next door to the Royal Hunting Lodge at Traquair, the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland, Peeblesshire, Sarra de Glen, in common with large numbers of the Scottish nobility, swore allegiance to Edward I of England in 1296. However, Colban del Glen was left a legacy by Queen Elizabeth (de Burgh), wife of Robert I, in 1328, and the King granted him the lands of Quilte in the Sheriffdom of Peebles. The existing Glen House, today the home of the Tennant Family, stands on the site of his original castle.
Surname distribution in Scotland: The Glen surname is most prevalent in Angus, Dundee City, Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh City and the Lothians.
Places of Interest:
The Glen House and Estate, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire. Glen House, home of the Tennant family, one of Scotland's most colourful dynasties, is a beautiful castellated mansion in the Scots Baronial Style. Available for corporate days, film and fashion shoots, events, holidays and home rentals.