Friday, 29 September 2017

Lifetime Arms

The Lord Lyon broke new ground this week when he granted arms "for all the days of his life" to Mr Kevin Conquest. The rationale is essentially that as the petitioner does not come within the normal jurisdiction of the Lord Lyon with regard to Scottish residency or ancestry, this is a way, analogous to an "honorary" grant from the College of Arms, to recognize an individual's immense contribution to the Scottish diaspora in the United States.