Monday, 25 May 2020

Orkney

Warmest birthday greetings to Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight KCVO WS, Orkney Herald Extraordinary, Lord Lyon from 1981-2001 and an Officer of Arms since 1957.





Heraldry for the Self-Isolator continues....

Week 9: Week beginning May 25th 2020

1. Community Councils I and Crossword Solution

2. Community Councils II

3. Community Councils III

4. Community Councils IV

5. Community Councils V with Blazoning Practice.


Thursday's featured Community Council arms is Lauderdale, painted by artist Clare McClory.







Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Chief Herald of Canada

The Lord Lyon and the Officers of Arms send their warmest greetings to Dr Claire Boudreau as she demits office today as Chief Herald of Canada and Director of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.. We note with pleasure that the Governor General has appointed her Margaree-Ch├ęticamp Herald Emeritus.



The Lord Lyon and the Officers of Arms congratulate Dr Samy Khalid on his appointment as Chief Herald of Canada and Director of the Canadian Heraldic Authority. The Lord Lyon looks forward to working with him at an international level.


Monday, 11 May 2020

Heraldry for the Self-Isolator Index

Heraldry for the Self-Isolator

H4tSI is now completed for the moment, but we will leave these up for a while longer as we all emerge gradually from lock-down like moles blinking in the light.

Week 1: Week beginning March 30th 2020
1.  The component parts of an achievement of arms:
2.  The tinctures, fesses. lions rampant, blazonry, lions to colour in
3.  Divisions of the field, dexter and sinister, brass rubbings to colour in
4.  Roundels, crosses, other heraldic charges to colour in
5.  Week one Quiz and recommended weekend viewing

Week 2: Week beginning April 6th 2020
1.   700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath - Seals
2.   Making a Difference, unicorns to colour in.
3.   Coronets of Rank, Sudoku 1, Word-search 1 (Heraldic Terms)
4.   Canting Arms, crossword, Sudoku answer, heraldic anagrams, colour in wyverns etc
5.   Quiz; Suduko 2

Week 3: Week beginning April 13th 2020
1.   The Royal Arms 
2.   Hatching and tricking.
3.   Animals, erased, couped, cabossed.
4.   Heraldry and Women.
5.   Quiz, sudoku on charges and crossword.

Week 4: Week beginning April 20th 2020
1.   Church Heraldry
2.   Funeral hatchments.
3.   Insignia of Office.
4.   Heraldic Beasts 1: The Gryphon
5.  The Badges of Officers of Arms

Week 5: Week beginning April 27th 2020
1.   The Regional Councils 1973-1995
2.   The Island & City Councils 1973-1995
3.   The District Councils of  the quondam Borders, Central, and Dumfries and Galloway Regions.
4.   The District Councils of the quondam Regions of Fife, Grampian, Lothian and Tayside.
5.   The District Councils of the quondam Highland Regional Council

Week 6: Week beginning May 4th 2020
1    The Incorporated Trades of Glasgow
2.   The Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen
3.   The Incorporated Trades of Stornoway, Edinburgh, Dundee and Linlithgow. 
4.   The Merchant Guilds of Scotland
5.   V.E. Day Holiday

Week 7: Week beginning May 11th 2020
1.   Supporters - tenants
2.   Supporters - supports
3.   Supporters - soutiens
4.   Golf Club Heraldry
5.   More Golf Clubs and Puzzles

Week 8: Week beginning May 18th 2020
1.  Strathclyde former District Councils 1 answers to Friday's puzzles.
2.  Strathclyde former District Councils 2
3.  Strathclyde former District Councils 3
4.  The Royal Burgh compartment
5.  Lines of Partition and Crossword

Thursday, 7 May 2020

V.E.Day 2020

We mark the 75th Anniversary of V.E. Day with some of the heraldry from the Scottish National War Memorial, a glorious shrine at Edinburgh Castle to the fallen:


 Australia

Canada


India


Newfoundland


New Zealand


South Africa


United Kingdom 

Photographs courtesy of the SNWM Trustees.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Week 6 of the Lock-down

Today's heraldic shout-out from the Lyon Office goes to another representative armiger of our vital food industry goes to Campbell of Callander, Bakers, who recorded arms in 1988.


Heraldry for the Self-Isolator continues with a leisurely stroll through the Incorporated Trades of Stornoway, Edinburgh, Dundee and Linlithgow.
http://courtofthelordlyon.scot/IsolationHeraldryWeek6C.pdf

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Tuesday of week 6 of the Lock-Down

Today's heraldic shout-out to a representative of our vital food industry goes to Ramsay of Carluke Ltd., bacon-curers, granted arms in 1998.

Heraldry for the Self-Isolator continues its look at the arms of Incorporated Trades - today it is the turn of Aberdeen.

Orkney

Warmest birthday greetings to Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight KCVO WS, Orkney Herald Extraordinary, Lord Lyon from 1981-2001 and an Officer...