The heraldic badge of Carrick Pursuivant of Arms
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The title is derived from the Earldom of Carrick, one of the titles borne by Robert the Bruce before his succession to the crown. The arms of the Earldom are Argent, a chevron Gules, hence the chevron in the pursuivant's badge. The earliest known reference to the office is from 1364.
The badge is blazoned: A chevron Gules enfiled of a coronet of four fleurs-de-lys (two visible) and four crosses pattee (one and two halves visible) Or.
The last Carrick Pursuivant was Elizabeth Ann Roads, MVO, who was subsequently appointed Snawdoun Herald of Arms in Ordinary on 17 December 2010, and is also Lyon Clerk and Keeper of the Records, managing the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.
The office is currently vacant.
- 1569: Alexander Forrester
- 1836: William Dunnett
- 1886–1898: Sir Francis James Grant
- 1900s: William Rae Macdonald, FSA Scot.
- 1926–1935: Sir Thomas Innes of Learney
- 1937: Alexander H. Seton
- 1946–1957: Sir James Grant
- 1958–1971: Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight
- 1971–1973: David Reid of Robertland
- 1974–1985: John Alexander Spens
- 1992–2010: Elizabeth Ann Roads,LVO
- Roads, Elizabeth Ann. "Badges of the Scottish Officers of Arms". The Double Tressure (20 1998): 77–86.
- Register Privy Council Scotland, vol. 1 (1879), pp. 658–660, list of heralds and messengers.
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