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Bruce Murray, 12th Duke of Atholl, Chief of Clan Murray

Quarterly: 1st Paly of six Or and Sable (for Atholl)
2nd, Or a fess chequy Azure and Argent (for Stewart)
3rd, Argent on a bend Azure three stags’ heads cabossed Or (for Stanley)
4th, Gules three legs in armour Proper garnished and spurred Or
Flexed and conjoined in triangle at the upper part of the thigh (for the Isle of Man)
Overall, an inescutcheon Azure three mullets Argent within a
double tressure flory counterflory Or ensigned of a marquess’s coronet (for Murray)

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: Source for blazon: Wikipedia Article and “The Scots Peerage”, edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, Vol. 1, pp 449-502; and illustration for background: Wikipedia Article, Elizabeth Roads, Snawdoun Herald and William Boswell
Of Toberchurn. In the matriculation of these arms on 20 April 1960, it is interesting to note that Sir Iain Moncreiffe acted for the Duke in this matter before Sir Thomas Innes of Learnery then the Lord Lyon.

Bruce George Ronald Murray, 12th Duke of Atholl, was born on 12 April 1960 to
John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl and Margaret Yvonne Leach as their elder son.
He was born and educated in South Africa and did his military service there. He married Lynne Elizabeth Andrew in 1984 (div. 2003) and have three children: Michael Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine born in 1985, Lord David Murray, born in 1986 and Lady Nicole Murray born in 1987.

In 2003, the Duke married secondly Charmaine Myrna du Toit.

As the Duke of Atholl he has the right to raise Europe’s only legal private army, The Atholl Highlanders, a unique privilege granted by Queen Victoria in 1844.

Upon the death of his father on 15 May 2012, he succeeded to the Dukedom of Atholl and all the other associated titles and became Chief of Clan Murray.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

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