Clan Skirving of that Ilk, Scotland; found mainly in Haddingtonshire, Scotland. John Skirving was the standard bearer for the Earl Marischal at the Battle of Flodden in 1513. Alexander Skirving was a burgess of the city of Edinburgh, and his son Patrick was laird of the estate in 1667. William Skirving, secretary of the radical group, Friends of the People, was sentenced to fourteen years transportation in 1793.
Arms: Or, three pallets gules, overall on a chevron engrailed azure, as many buckles of the first.
Crest: A hand proper holding a buckle or.
Motto:Fit inde firmior (Thence it becomes stronger).