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Skene Scottish Clan

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Clan Crest Wall Shield for the Skene Scottish Clan


Clan Crest Wall Shield for the Skene Scottish Clan

Price: 29.95 / $47.32 (Excluding VAT at 17.5%) Customers outside UK are exempt from VAT


Type of wooden shield

Your chosen Clan Crest is reproduced in exact detail onto an embossed centrepiece displaying the correct Clan Tartan & Clan Name. This is mounted onto a Hardwood Base which is available in a Light or Dark Wood finish.
Click to see enlarged examples.

Scottish Clan
Hand Crafted Wall Shield


Our distinctive Scottish Clan Wall Shields make a truly unique gift idea for family or friends

Supplied in a presentation box and ready for wall hanging. A prop-stand is also included allowing the shield to be displayed on a table/desk etc. To see example images please click here.
Each shield also comes with its own heraldic description which is printed onto quality parchment paper.
To see an accurate diagram of how our Scottish Clan Wall Shields are constructed please click here.
All Scottish Clan Wall Shields are made to order so please allow 28 days for delivery.

The Clan History

According to tradition the Skenes were an early sept of Clann Donnchaidh long before it adopted the name of Robertson. The progenitor of the Skenes was a younger son of Robertson of Struan who according to legend saved the King, Malcolm Canmore by killing a wolf with his sgian (knife) and was thus granted as much land as could be covered by a hawk's flight which came to be the lands and lakes of Skene in the Forest of Stocket Aberdeenshire. John de Skene appears on the Ragman Roll in 1296 swearing fealty to Edward I . His grandson Robert de Skene however was a firm supporter of Robert the Bruce, from whom he received a charter in 1318 erecting the lands of Skene into a barony. His grandson, Adam was slain at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411 fighting against the Lord of the Isles. Alexander Skene of Skene, 4th chief fell at Flodden in 1513 and his grandson, Alexander also fell at Pinkie in 1547. James Skene of Skene was a loyal supporter of King Charles I but for his support he had to flee to the continent where he served with Gustavus Adolphus, the "Lion of the North". He died before the Restoration but his sons appear to have adhered to the new government. The family of Skene of Skene became extinct in 1827 after holding their lands throughout the troubled years of the 17th and 18th centuries. The property was entailed to a nephew, James 4th Earl of Fife, and the chiefship passed to the family of Skene of Hollyands who descended from Andrew of Auchorrie, 2nd son of James Skene, 12th chief of that Ilk who died in 1605. Other cadet branches include the Skenes of Preraw who settled in Austria, Dyce, Cariston, Pitlour and Rubislaw. One notable historian, William Forbes Skene belonged to the Skenes of Rubislaw and was appointed Historiographer Royal for Scotland in 1881.
Motto: Virtutis regia merces - "A palace the reward of bravery".
Badge: An arm holding a laurel wreath.
Septs of the Clan: Cariston, Dis, Dyce, Hallyard, Norie
Names associated with the clan: Cariston Dis Diss Dyas Dyce Dyes Dys Dyse Dyss Hallyard Sceyn Schene Skeen Skeene Skein Skeine Sken Skene Skeyn Skeyne Skin Skine Skyen Skyne

Present your clan badge/crest in a most unique and attractive way by choosing a Scottish Clan Shield by Rowan Heraldic Shields!

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