University mace


This beautiful mace is used at the our graduation ceremonies across the region and symbolises the Highlands and Islands.

University of the Highlands and Islands Mace

Gifted by the universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Strathclyde, the University of the Highlands and Islands mace was designed by Edinburgh College of Art’s jewellery and silversmithing department, and made by Edinburgh silversmiths Hamilton and Inches.

The mace is made from silver and wood – with indigenous Scottish light ash for the shaft – and some gold and mixed metals in the detail. The ornamentation symbolises sand or beaches, water and air, while the lower mount is adorned with three 18ct yellow gold wires depicting mountains. A concave plate is mounted at the very bottom of the mace, reflecting the theme of water and waves.

We would like to thank Loganair for their continued support and assistance in transporting our mace to island graduations.

Slightly domed top plate engraved with our nameDetailed flanges signifying water and sandTapering wooden shaft made from Scottish light ashYellow gold wire detail signifying mountainsEngraved names of our sponsor universitiesBezel-set, recessed, concave Mokume Gane (Japanese mixed metal process) plate with a punch formed pattern signifying waves. Patinated and sealed with wax.Mace BearerThe Mace