Wednesday, 19 September 2018

From the Lyon Register 200 years ago

Arms were recorded for George Kinnear, unquhile Master of the Merchants Company of Edinburgh.

Curiously, the arms in quarters 2 and 3 do not match the blazon:
Quarterly: first and fourth Sable on a bend Or three martlets Vert within a bordure of the Second for Kinnear; second and third Argent on a fret of four pieces Gules as many hearts Or and in every interstice a rose of the Second barbed Vert for Gardiner.

From the Lyon Register 100 years ago

On the 20th September 1918, arms were matriculated for The Hon Sir Lancelot Douglas Carnegie GCVO, KCMG, HM Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Portugal.

The blazon is: Argent an eagle displayed Azure beaked and membered Gules charged on its breast with three mullets of the field for difference.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The new Lyon Clerk

The new Lyon Clerk, Russell Hunter, has now been in the Lyon Office for over a month.He is a solicitor and notary public, holding degrees in History and Law from Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities respectively.  Russell has worked in both private practice and in the public sector and is a part-time legal member of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland convening hearings in the Health and Education Chamber.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

New Buchanan Chief

The Lord Lyon, after a full hearing of the facts has issued a judgment confirming John Michael Baillie-Hamilton Buchanan as Chief of the Name of Buchanan of that Ilk and Arnprior for aught yet seen.

Lyon attends SNIY guidon presentation

The Lord Lyon had the pleasure of attending the Presentation of the First Regimental Guidon of the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry at Redford Barracks. He was delighted that the tradition of the Guidon continues to mark the Regiment's history and allegiance to the Monarch.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Unicorn at Haberdashers Hall

Unicorn Pursuivant had the pleasure on Tuesday evening of playing the piano for a dinner at Haberdashers Hall where the heraldry is superb.

The piano is situated under Ann Carrington's wonderful banner which appropriately for a haberdasher, is made up of over 500,000 buttons and was hung from the stern of the Royal Barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, on the great day of the Diamond Jubilee River procession in 2012.

Lyon at the V and A

The Lord Lyon was a guest last night at the Opening Gala Dinner for the V and A Dundee. The new design museum is an iconic building with future opportunities to promote international design innovation in Scotland.