R Gordon M MACPHERSON
The arms and crest are based on those of the chief of the Clan MacPherson of Cluny: the galley, the hand holding the dagger and the cross-crosslet are all components of the Cluny arms. The galley can either be that of Lorne or derived from the lymphad in the arms of the Lord of the Isles. Here it flies a white banner charged with a blue saltire representing the provincial flag of Nova Scotia. The cross-crosslet indicates an ecclesiastical origin of the clan in overthrowing the Comyns, enemies of Robert the Bruce. The ivy leaf is the plant badge of the Clan Gordon, while the red bordure is a sign of cadency.