Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Ellsworth G. Stanton III - Memorial Service

The Memorial Service for our late member and dear friend, Ellsworth, took place at the Brick Church, New York, where he sang in the choir and was the beadle for many years, yesterday afternoon. It can be viewed here: 

Sir William Haughey, Baron Haughey of Hutchesontown

The Lord Lyon has granted arms to Lord Haughey.

The blazon for the shield is: Per chevron flory of three on the upper edge Gules and Or.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

General Assembly Sunday Service

The Officers of Arms were out again on Sunday morning at the Assembly Service, which included the glorious Pentecost motet, Factus est Repente by James MacMillan.

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland opened on Saturday. As well as the Officers of Arms and the Lord High Commissioner, the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, the procession included the Earl of Erroll as Lord High Constable of Scotland, and the Duke of Argyll as Master of the Royal Household. The Earl of Dundee as Hereditary Royal Standard Bearer bore the lion rampant, while a representative of the Earl of Lauderdale, as Hereditary Bearer of the National Flag of Scotland, bore the saltire.


Saturday, 19 May 2018

The full team

The Opening Ceremony of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland saw a full turn-out of Officers of Arms. Here they are in the Throne Room of the Palace of Holyroodhouse awaiting the arrival of HM Lord High Commissioner, The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry.

Left to right: The Lord Lyon, Rothesay, Snawdoun, Marchmont, Dingwall, Unicorn, Carrick, Linlithgow and Falkland.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Another coat of arms from 100 years ago

Today was the 100th anniversary of yet another of the wonderful paintings of Graham Johnston, Herald Painter from 1898 until his death in 1927. These are the arms of Brigadier General John Colin Livington Campbell of Achalader.

A new Grant from the Lyon Office

Arms have been granted to Oleg Bukin, of Estonia. The artist is David Allan and the blazon is:

Azure, a tree eradicated Argent, on a chief parted per pale Argent and Gukes dexter a rose Gules barbed Vert and seeded Or and sinister a crescent Argent.