Chief: Farquharson of Invercauld
Clan Chief Cpt. Alwyne A. Farquharson
CFUSA Pres. Jim McKeehan
Modern: Red Whortleberry
Ancient: Scots Fir (Scots Pine)
Fide et fortitudine
( Fidelity and Fortitude)
I force nae freen, I fear nae foe
(I force no friend}, I fear no foe
(Cairn of remembrance)
Clan Farquharson, of Celtic origin, derives from Farquhar, fourth son of Alexander "Ciar" Mackintosh of Rothiemurchus, 5th Chief of Clan Shaw.
A grant of arms made by Lord Lyon in 1697 stated that John Farquharson of Invercauld was lawfully descended of Shaw son of MacDuff, Thane of Fife whose successors had the name Shaw until Farquhar Shaw, son to Shaw of Rothiemerchus, Chief of the whole name came to be called Farquharson.
Thus the Farquharsons branched from Clan Shaw. Farquhar settled in the Braes of Mar and was appointed baillie or chamberlain thereof.