The Court of the Lord Lyon is the heraldic authority for Scotland and deals with all matters relating to Scottish Heraldry and Coats of Arms and maintains the Scottish Public Registers of Arms and Genealogies.
The Lord Lyon King of Arms is also responsible for State Ceremonial in Scotland.
Find out more about
Applying for a coat of arms
Succession to a Scottish Peerage or Nova Scotian Baronetcy - Lyon Court Guidance Note 1
Appointment of Pursuivants of Arms
Note in Petition of George David Menking concerning Feudal Dignities
John G McDonnell Note
Interlocutor and Note of the Lord Lyon King of Arms in the Petition of Douglas Iain Babington Smith of CraigendLairds
Guidance as regards the holding of a Derbhfine or Family Convention
Note regarding Lyon's Decision in the Petition of Robert Alec Snow Irving of Bonshaw, Chief of the Name and Arms of Irving of Bonshaw
General guidance regarding Baronial Additaments and Territorial Designations
Note relating to baronies - 4 December 2009
Note relating to petitions for Grants of Arms by persons owning a dignity of baron
Thistle Chapel book
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If you are an overseas visitor researching your Scottish Ancestry these pages may help you track down your:
Coats of Arms | Clans | Tartans
Procurator Fiscal to the Court of the Lord Lyon: Alexander M. S. Green, Esq., Advocate in Aberdeen
Herald Painter at the Court of the Lord Lyon: Yvonne Holton
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