The Armorial Register
proudly presents A Celebration of Scottish Heraldry.
Early in 2011, in anticipation of the 340th anniversary of the Lyon King
of Arms Act 1672 The Armorial Register Limited, publishers of The
International Register of Arms, invited the submission of digital
photographic material for the publication of a fully illustrated book
dedicated to the many practical ways in which Scottish Armigers of today
enjoy and demonstrate their personal armorial bearings. This book is the
result of the generous co-operation of participating Scots armigers.
This volume is not an armorial; its main purpose is to illustrate
practical usage of Scots Armory in the 21st century. All of those whose
arms are recorded within its covers have armorial bearings recorded in
the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland and
participants in this project were invited to submit photographs, along
with as much detail as they wished, of any armorial item they have made
use of be it their Letters Patent, library painting, crest badge, seal
matrix, flag, cutlery, dirks, sporrans, engraved items or anything else
which was deemed to be heraldically relevant. As a bare minimum the
editors asked that their entry should be illustrated with an original
grant of arms or matriculation document and as a concession to privacy
it was agreed to blank out addresses etc if such was preferred. The
editors have simply put together a number of examples they felt would be
of interest to enthusiasts throughout the world and in doing so hope
that this would also benefit the favoured heraldic artists and craftsmen
of the armigers concerned. 227 pages containing 82 Letters Patent and
over 233 other images, most of which have never been seen by the general
public before, this book brings to life an infectious enthusiasm shared
by its armigerous contributors.
Participation in this project was free and the editors thank all
contributors for generously sharing with them the armorial bearings they
hold so dear. The images illustrating this publication are supplied by
the armigers themselves.