Thursday, 20 February 2020

Snawdoun at Aberfoyle

Snawdoun Herald gave a well received talk to the Aberfoyle Ladies Guild on Monday about the work of a herald which included both armorial and ceremonial. Here is Snawdoun's badge, illustrating the title's derivation from Stirling Castle.


Vexillologist on STV

Philip Tibbetts, Honorary Vexillologist to the Lyon Court, gave an excellent interview last night on STV's "Scotland Tonight" on the importance of Community Flags. It can be seen here player.stv.tv/summary/scotla from 17.30.

You will need to register, which only takes a moment, and possibly only available to people in Scotland.


Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Lyon at the Montrose Probus Club

At a meeting of the Montrose Probus Club on the 18th February the Lord Lyon gave a talk entitled “What is Scottish about Scottish Heraldry?” There was a lively question and answer session with around 40 in attendance.


Lyon at the SGS AGM

On the evening of the 17th February the Lord Lyon as Honorary President of the Scottish Genealogical Society chaired the Society’s AGM after which he gave a talk entitled “Should Robert Burns be granted a Coat of Arms”. Here once again is the lovely version painted by the quondam Ross Herald Extraordinary, Mark Dennis, based on the bard's own design.




Saturday, 15 February 2020

Lyon meets Mr Shabir Beg OBE

On the 13th February, the Lord Lyon had a meeting with Shabir Beg OBE, Chairman of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society, to discuss interfaith work in Scotland and in particular the use of symbols in this work.



Friday, 14 February 2020

From our Files 100 years ago today

Exactly one hundred years ago today, David Montague Methven recorded these arms:


The bordure Gules is used to as a mark of difference from the the arms of his brother, James Norman Methven, who had recorded the previous week:


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Dingwall entertains the QMU Graduate Assocation

Dingwall Pursuivant took a group of ladies from Queen Margaret University Graduate Association around the Office and gave a brief introduction on the general work of the Office as well as letting them have a good look at some Registers.




Snawdoun at Aberfoyle

Snawdoun Herald gave a well received talk to the Aberfoyle Ladies Guild on Monday about the work of a herald which included both armorial an...