Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Lyon interviewed by Scottish Legal News

 The Lord Lyon has given an interview to Scottish Legal News. It can be read here: https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/sln-interview-a-modernising-lord-lyon One or two errors have crept into the text, over which Lyon had no editorial control, but it is very pleasing that heraldry was given such effective promotion.




Sunday, 28 March 2021

Blazoning

 The eminent armorist and genealogist, Dr Bruce Durie, has kindly provided the Court of the Lord Lyon website with a short guide to blazoning - the correct heraldic description.

It can be found HERE.





Saturday, 27 March 2021

Rugby

 Congratulations to the Scotland Rugby Squad on the superb victory over France last night!






Monday, 8 March 2021

International Women's Day

 The Office of the Lord Lyon is marking International Women's Day by tweeting some examples of female coat of arms throughout the day.

This entry, from Volume One of the Public Register, has no exemplification but it is included here because it was the very first for a woman in her own right - the "puissant princess" the Duchess of Buccleuch and she is granted a shield, crest and motto.





International Women's Day

 The Office of the Lord Lyon is marking International Women's Day by tweeting some examples of female coat of arms throughout the day.

This is the earliest entry we have shown today: Frances Evans Gordon, 1859. It may not be obvious here, but the gold pigment is remarkably well-preserved.




International Women's Day

 The Office of the Lord Lyon is marking International Women's Day by tweeting some examples of female coat of arms throughout the day.

Here are the arms of Dame Mary Dunbar-Brander of Pitgaveny, matriculated in 1854.







International Women's Day

 The Office of the Lord Lyon is marking International Women's Day by tweeting some examples of female coat of arms throughout the day.

Here now are the arms of Ellen Dunlop of Shieldhill, matriculated in 1926. She also recorded a crest for her heirs.





Lyon interviewed by Scottish Legal News

  The Lord Lyon has given an interview to Scottish Legal News. It can be read here: https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/sln-interview-a-mo...