Badge: A prancing horse
Latin Motto: Virtue et labore (By valour and hard work)
The Cochranes do not appear on any written record until 1262 when the name of Waldenus de Coveran occurs on an ancient charter for a grant of land to Walter Stewart the Earl of Menteith. 

They are thought to have Viking origins settling in Renfrewshire.  Favourites of Richard II (r 1371-90) and Richard III (r 1390-1406) of Scotland they acquired the estates of Dundonald in Ayrshire and in the eighteenth century they acquired the reputation of the 'fighting Cochranes'.  This was acquired both at sea and in the army. The tartan is recorded in the Lyon Court Books 1974.