As the Lyon Office looks as if it will remain closed until well into 2021, we can have a short virtual visit to its greatest treasure - the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland. Like Maria, we will begin at the very beginning with Volume One. Although it has no illustrations of the arms, apart from a few added by later hands, it is an interesting volume and covers more than a third of the entire history of the Register - from 1672 until the first decade of the 19th century.
Monday, 19 October 2020
Friday, 16 October 2020
The Lord Lyon held a virtual meeting of the Officers of Arms during which he introduced the new Ceremonial and Development Officer, Fiona Mackay. He also outlined his plans for the refurbishment of the Lyon Office and the setting up of the Lord Lyon Foundation (SCIO).
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
The funeral hatchment of the late Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight, Lord Lyon 1981-2001, painted by Mark Dennis, quondam Ross Herald Extraordinary.
Sunday, 4 October 2020
The Lord Lyon at the invitation of the Cupar Development Trust attended a Zoom Presentation by Bill Pagan the chair of the trust to launch the new Arrival and Interpretive Signage for the town. The project demonstrates civic pride and promotes the life of Cupar.
Saturday, 3 October 2020
The Clan MacGillivray Gathering, at which the Lord Lyon was to speak, was cancelled due to the pandemic. However, in good clan tradition they marked the occasion by the issuing of a coin as a memento and keepsake. Lyon was delighted to receive the coin and the card with the hope to join a future Gathering to celebrate Scottish Life.
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Tributes have been pouring in for Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight, Lordl Lyon from 1981-2001:
The "Times" obituary by Gordon Casely FHSS which was published on Saturday 26th September can be found HERE:
An Appreciation of Sir Malcolm by his long-time colleague and friend, Elizabeth Roads FHSS, can be found HERE:
Finally a second obituary, slightly different but also by Gordon Casely FHSS and published in today's "Scotsman", can be found HERE:
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