Why heraldry matters: how the Bruce family has left its mark on history

Following the filming of a South Korean documentary on heraldry at Broomhall House, Adam Bruce, Marchmont Herald of Arms explains why it still matters: Long before the invention of moveable print, and widespread literacy, families adopted symbols and colours to identify themselves. In Europe this became known as Heraldry. It is both an art and a science, with rules like …

Clan Bruce, Family of Bruce, 2017 Royal Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle

A Splash of Tartan

The Family of Bruce gather from around the world to take part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The instructions from the organisers of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo were clear. The 2017 theme was to be “A Splash of Tartan” weaving Scotland’s military heritage into the country’s colourful past. Clans and families, lowland and highland, would be invited to …