|James Stuart, IV of Scotland|
|Alexander Marshall MacKenzie|
Below is the current coat of arms of the University including the quartered arms of Kings College; George Keith, founder of Marischal College; Bishop Elphinstone and Aberdeen City. This is encompassed by Elphinstone’s Latin motto for the original “St. Mary’s College” — as we might have known it today had the bishop not dedicated it to his king — which translates as The Beginning of Wisdom is Fear of the Lord, a phrase found twice in the Bible, in Proverbs and Psalms. The wisdom of a king, a bishop and an architect created a lasting architectural legacy which we should continue to treasure for future generations.