Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Currie Family Convention

Yesterday, Unicorn chaired the Currie Family Convention as Supervising Officer appointed by the Lord Lyon. It took place in the Grand Hall of the Trades House of Glasgow.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

New Slains installed

Our President, John Malden FHSS, was installed as Slains Pursuivant by the Earl of Erroll, Chief of Clan Hay and High Constable of Scotland and presented with his commission, beautifully engrossed by Clare McCrory, at the Aboyne Games.

IV International Birmingham Heraldry Conference

There was a large turn-out of HSS members at the IV International Birmingham Heraldry Conference earlier this week, where the theme was Church/Faith Heraldry.

Opening Ceremony (l to r):
Unicorn, Lyon, City Armorist, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Lancaster, Lord Mayor's Consort.

Among the members present were Thomas Leslie KSG, our treasurer Stuart Emerson, Ralph Brocklebank, David Waterton-Anderson, Paul Borrow-Longain, Roger Whitworth and Keith Lovell.

Three HSS members gave papers:
Richard d'Apice gave an excellent presentation on the heraldry of the Catholic Church in Australia.

Howard Connell gave an interesting talk on the Arms of the Diocese of Sodor and Man,

while Unicorn expounded on ecclesiastical grants from the Lyon Court.

l to r: Thomas Leslie KSG, Adrian De Redman HonHSS, City Armorist of Birmingham and the organizing genius behind the Conference, and Unicorn.

Lyon gave a highly-amusing toast to "Happy Heraldry" at the Gala Dinner in St Paul's Club.

Many thanks to Stephen Hartland and Paul Borrow-Longain for the photographs.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Happy Birthday Alastair Campbell of Airds

Today marks the 80th birthday of Alastair Campbell of Airds, a distinguished Unicorn Pursuivant and then Islay Herald Extraordinary. 

Glasgow Disabled Scouts at Bannockburn

The Summer Camp of the Glasgow Disabled Scout troop had a wonderful day at Bannockburn enjoying battles and heraldry.