On St. Andrew's Day in 1978 the Lord
Lyon, King of Arms,
once again recognised the Clan Forsyth as one of the old Clans of
Scotland and Alistair Forsyth of that Ilk as it's Chief.
The Arms [Argent, a chevron engrailed
Gules between three griffins segreant Azure, armed and membered
Sable, crowned Or] in the hoist and of two tracts Gules and Argent,
upon which is depicted the Crest [a griffin segreant Azure, armed
and membered Sable, crowned Or] three times along with the Motto
'Instaurator ruinae' in letters Or upon two transverse bands
Upper Hutt Highland Gathering
Saturday 17 October 2009
9:30am - 4:00pm,
Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt.
See events page for more details.
The Forsyth clan motto is
"A repairer of ruin"
"...The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell
in... Rebuilder of the Ruins"
Andrew Forsyth was elected Clan President
at the 2008 AGM in April. The son of Frances (our Clan Secretary)
and the late Ian Forsyth, Andrew succeeds his father in this
Clan Forsyth Society
The Clan Chief, Alistair C.W
Forsyth, Baron of Ethie.