In the Mar crest, the Chapeau or “cap of maintenance” means that the Chief of the Tribe is a peer, in this case an Earl. The wings symbolize swiftness & protection. The blue color (azure tincture) of the wings stands for truth & loyalty. The diagonal stripe (a bend) stands for a willingness to defend or protect.
People moved into Scotland after the last Ice Age, about 10,000 years ago. These people were hunter-gathers. However they left enough archeological evidence to have a fair idea of how they lived. They have been called the Mesolithic people.