Originally Posted by maxkirk
It is impossible to own a crest if one is not in possession of a coat of arms, as the crest is adjunct to the coat or arms.
This is quite true Max. Can I also add for Ethan's benefit that there is no such thing as a "Clan" coat of Arms. The clan Chief has his own personal coat of Arms which cannot be used by anyone else. The crest is part of the Heraldic design of the Chief's coat of Arms. Clan members can use a badge that consists of the Chief's crest.
In Clan Anderson's case, we have no Chief recognized by the Lord Lyon King of Arms and we are often considered to be an armigerous clan. However, there appears to be a true bloodline male descendant from the Deebank/Candacraig bloodlines, a Sir Robert Bell born 1938. Not sure if he is still living, but if not, his descendant(s) would be considered Chief of Clan Anderson if the armigerous clan was recognized by the Lord Lyon King of Arms.