Gaelic: Buidhe
Badge: Right hand raise in oath
Latin Motto: Confido (I trust)
The Boyds first appeared in Scottish history as leaders in the battle of Largs (1263) where they held lands.

They were supporters of Robert the Bruce (r. 1306-29) for which they gained land in Kilmarnock and Ayrshire. They rose to the peerage becomming 5th Earl of Arron1467 and then Earl of Kilmarnock in 1661.The tartan was registered with the Lord Lyon in 1956.