Arms of the Scotts of Gala
From - Burkes General Armory, published in 1844.
SCOTT (Gala House, co. Selkirk; derived from the marriage of Hugh Scott, second son of Walter Scott, of Harden, the renowned border chieftain, with Jean, dau. And heiress of Sir James Pringle, knt. who was the last direct male representative of the ancient family of Pringle of Galashiels, and d. in 1635; the present representative of the family is JOHN SCOTT, of Gala House, esq. son and heir of the late Colonel Hugh Scott, by Isabella his wife, dau. of Professor Monro, of Edinburgh, M.D. and grandson of John Scott. of Gala, and Anne his wife, dau. of Sir George Makdougal, of Makerston, bart.) Quarterly, first and fourth, or, on a bend az. a star of six points betw. two crescents of the field, in the sinister chief point a rose gu. stalked and leaved vert, for SCOTT; second and third, ar. on a saltire engr. sa. five escallops or, for PRINGLE of Galashiels. Crest – A lady richly attired, holding in her dexter hand a rose ppr. Motto – Prudenter amo. “Sursum” is sometimes placed under the shield.
SCOTT OF GALA. (From - Burke's Peerage & Gentry, 2002)
Arms (of Capt Henry John Alexander Macdougall Scott of Gala - matric. LO 2 April 1935) - Quarterly: 1st and 4th, or, on a bend Azure a star of six points between two crescents of the field, in the sinister chief point a rose gules, stalked and barbed vert, for SCOTT of Gala; 2nd and 3rd argent, on a saltire engrailed Sable, five escallops or, for Pringle of Galashiels. Crest - a lady from the waist affrontée richly attired, holding in the hand a rose proper. Mottoes - Prudenter amo; under the shield; Sursum.
Scott of Galashiels (From - A System of Heraldry by Alexander Nisbet, published 1722)
HUGH SCOTT of Galashiels, as descended of Harden, Harden’s first arms [or, on a bend azure, a star of six points, betwixt two crescents of the field, and, in the sinister chief point, a rose gules, stalked and barbed vert, for difference], within a bordure sable, charged with six escalops argent; crest, a lady from the waist richly attired, holding in her dexter hand, a rose proper; motto, Prudenter amo, as in the Plate of Achievements.