Bearsden has the distinct honour of having been awarded our own
Coat-of Arms, which was awarded by the Lord Lyon King on the
26th of June 1961.
The following passage is an explanation of
the honours or devices upon the Lodge Bearsden Coat-of-Arms:
On the sinister or right side of the shield are the honours
of the Grand Lodge of Scotland
; the three castles represent the
three illustrious builders of the temple at Jerusalem.
The golden chevron represents the rafters of Grand Lodge and the
compasses are only known to the Master.
The green field
may be interpreted as meaning wisdom; the gold of the chevron
represents the pure, God given light of Freemasonry emanating
from the Grand Lodge of Scotland.
The colour of the
castles may be taken as representing the perfect edifice of
squared and polished stones.
The Bear's head indicates
The black and gold triangles are part of the
shield of His Grace, the Duke of Argyll, the Chief of the Clan
Campbell, one of whose clansmen namely Campbell of Succoth owned
land around Bearsden.
The silver buckle with the slender
prong represents the noble family of Douglas of Mains. The
silver buckle with the broad prong represents the Laird of Luss,
Colquhoun, Knight Baronet, hereditary Chief of the Clan
Colquhoun who is also a landowner in Bearsden.
cordlike dividing is indicative of the wreath or chaplet usually
shown on the heraldic helmet meaning affection showered by
ladies on the knights of old, and today similarly for the
tolerance and support by the ladies of the Lodge.
complete white quarter within the included device is the
constitutionally chosen emblem of the Lodge indicating purity
and all that is noble and true.
The muzzle means that
virtuousness and unpleasantness are held in check.
checked collar represents the dreadful uncertainty of our
Finally the thistle forms the floral badge of