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 Sable.
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
"Instaurator ruinae"
which means
"A repairer of ruin"
 Isaiah 58:12
"...The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in... Rebuilder of the Ruins"
Forsyth Clan Crest Forsyth Clan Pinsel Forsyth Clan Badge
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 challenging role.
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Forsyth Clan Chief
The Clan Chief, Alistair C.W Forsyth, Baron of Ethie.