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Crest and motto

Crest Badge

The crest badge includes a single lock displayed within a strap and buckle, with the motto “HOC SECURIOR’.p


Hoc Securior, which translates from latin as ‘Safer by this”. Here it is seen displayed (above centre) on the monument to Sir Alexander Grierson, the 9th Baronet, who died in 1912.

Plant badge

Bluebell flowers, (campanula rotundifolia) being the proper plant badge of the name Grierson have long been symbolic of humility, constancy, gratitude and everlasting love.

In Scotland,  bluebells are widely known as harebells, originating from the hares that frequented the fields covered with harebells.

Bluebell wood