Examples of Patents of Arms on
Gallery of Arms
Recent grants and matriculations
information and images to come)
Could you have your own legal, personal
Scottish Coats of Arms, granted by the Lord Lyon King of
Arms in Scotland?
There are many misconceptions about
heraldry, not least that it is:
- only for the "great and the good"
- a hangover from mediaeval times
- colourful and historically interesting, but irrelevant
Far from it!
Heraldry is a living, breathing science, especially in those
countries where it has the full force of Statue Law (Scotland
and Canada, for example) or reasonably well-regulated (England,
Ireland and the US Military).
heraldry may contain clues to the origins of a family and the
relationships between those bearing similar arms.
Arms are the personal, legal and heritable
property of one person at a time.
There is NO SUCH THING as a
"family coat of Arms" nor any "Armigerous"
Clans or Families. Nor is it justifiable to use Arms
downloaded from the internet as if they were your own
just because the surname is the same as yours. It may well be
completely wrong and is tantamount to property theft - in some
jurisdictions (Scotland, for instance) this is punishable by
fines, confiscation and imprisonment.
Could you have a legal Coat of Arms?
For those who wish to be granted arms legally and
correctly, we can help -- in any jurisdiction.
Getting Scottish Arms