Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Proclamation

The Royal Proclamation of the Dissolution of Parliament by the Lord Lyon  takes place at the Mercat Cross. Edinburgh, on Thursday November 7th  at noon.


Honorary Vexillologist's Skye Tour continues

Continuing his tour of Skye the Honorary Vexillologist spoke to Knockbreck Primary, Portree Primary and Bun-Sgoil Ghaidhlig Phort Righ. He was pleased to have been applauded for opening and ending his talk in Gaelic! The students came up with great ideas for a Skye flag.








Lyon to deliver Armitstead Lecture

The Lord Lyon will deliver one of the 132nd  Armitstead Series of Lectures on Friday the 8th November in the Dundee University Dalhousie Building at 7.30pm .The lecture is entitled “Discovering Heraldry - Exploring the Treasures of Arms Associated with Dundee". All welcome.




Lyon Sir Francis Grant

Mrs Jacqui McKay, the great-grand-daughter of Sir Francis Grant, Lord Lyon from 1929-1945 and Lyon Clerk from 1898- 1929, attended at the Lyon Office on the 6th November to present a collection of memorabilia relating to Lyon Grant.




Vexillologist at large

Phillip Tibbetts, Honorary Vexillologist to the Lyon Court, is on the road again in his mission to promote community flags, chosen by local competitions. He has started a tour of Skye primary schools for the Skye Flag Competition speaking at Edinbane, Kilmuir and Elgol where the children all had lots of questions on heraldry. He used the Caithness flag as an example.




Monday, 4 November 2019

Ms Lorna Irving RIP

It is with great sadness that we note the untimely death on holiday of our dear secretary, Lorna Irving. In a few years at the Lyon Office, Lorna established herself as a warm and friendly presence, prepared to go to immense lengths to help all enquirers and visitors. We send our sincere condolences to her family. May her sweet soul rest in peace.

Lorna's Funeral service will be held at West Lothian Crematorium, Livingston, on Friday, November 8, at 10am. Family flowers only, please.


Friday, 25 October 2019

Robert Pichette RIP

We record with sadness the death of Robert Pichette, Dauphin Herald Extraordinary at the Canadian Heraldic Authority, who recorded arms at the Lyon Court in 1970.


Blazon: Gules three water pitchers Ermine two addorsed in chief and the third in base, a bordure engrailed Or. 
Crest: a demi-lion Sable enflamed Or sustaining with his dexter paw a milestone of the Second enumerated XIV.

Proclamation

The Royal Proclamation of the Dissolution of Parliament by the Lord Lyon  takes place at the Mercat Cross. Edinburgh, on Thursday November 7...