Saturday, 7 October 2017

Pictures at an Exhibition

Here are some more snaps of the Exhibition, taken by the Chairman, Dr Beverly Bergman. The unicorn crest belonged to the 8th Duke of Roxburghe.   


The shield was borne by Lord Glenlyon, later 6th Duke of Atholl, founder of the Atholl Highlanders, at the Eglinton Tournament in 1839 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eglinton_Tournament_of_1839


The scene from the St Andrews University Kate Kennedy procession was painted and assembled by Mark Dennis, Ormond Pursuivant, and included a magnificent banner for the Marquess of Montrose.


The final snap shows a number of HSS worthies including Liam Hackett (more usually behind the lens), Gordon Casely, Jim Bingham, Colin Russell and Roddy Macpherson, Lyon Macer.


Friday, 6 October 2017

Fra' Matthew Festing

On behalf of the artist and Fra' Matthew's friends in Scotland, The Countess of Mansfield presented Fra' Matthew Festing, Grand Master of the Order of Malta from 2008-2017, with a superb painting of his arms as Grand Master by Ioannis Vlazakis,



Thursday, 5 October 2017

Glasgow Exhibition


Many thanks to all who supported the Exhibition, either by lending, working or attending. Special thanks to our peerless director, Ken Gibb, and the people who did all the heavy-lifting to get all the museum cases and exhibits into and out of the Hall. Step forward Rod Gibb, Rose and Charles Devlin, Liam Hackett, and Mark Hamid.




The Forman-Workman Manuscript

One of the highlights of the Glasgow Exhibition was the Forman-Workman Manuscript, lent by the Lyon Office.
Here is a selection of pages from this wondrous document, clearly a working herald's notebook, which dates from the 1560s.





Glasgow Trades - Coats of Arms: Fleshers



Glasgow Trades - Coats of Arms: Cordiners



Glasgow Trades - Coats of Arms: Coopers