Azure, a bend between six cross crosslets fitchee Or
Pans [pense] plus (French : Think more)
The Crest Symbol’s Meaning
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. The gold color of the “bend” & the crosses signifies generosity, wisdom & godliness. The crosses are “cross crosslets fitchee”, meaning that each arm of the main cross is itself crossed (forming 4 crosses all together) & that the bottom cross arm is pointed. This device symbolizes the four-fold mystery of the gospels, the penetrating nature of the Christian beliefs, & the unshakeability of the faith that comes from the acceptance of Christ. The “four-fold mystery” symbolized by the cross crosslets has been described as the four Gospels themselves or as the four mysterious & miraculous acts of Christ; the Transfiguration, the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, & the Ascension.
(on a compartment embellished with Scots fir seedlings) Two griffins Argent armed and beaked and winged Or
Azure, a St Andrew’s Cross Argent in the hoist and of two tracts Or and Azure, upon which is depicted the Badge in the first compartment, and the Crest in the second and third compartments, along with the Motto ‘Pans plus’ in letters Azure upon two transverse bands Argent
A deminobleman, bearded Proper, in robe Gules furred Ermine, with a conical hat Gules furred Ermine, embellished with a tall feather Or, quilted Azure, within an oval chaplet of Scots fir banded of ribbands Azure and Or, and ensigned with the comital coronet of Mar.