Orkney Herald

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Orkney Herald
Badge of the Orkney Herald.svg
The heraldic badge of Orkney Herald of Arms
Heraldic tradition Gallo-British
Jurisdiction Scotland
Governing body Court of the Lord Lyon

Orkney Herald of Arms Extraordinary is a current Scottish herald of arms in Extraordinary of the Court of the Lord Lyon.[1]

The title is locative in origin, from the Orkney Isles or the creation of the Earls of Orkney. It was probably created in late period.[2]

The badge of office is Two dragons’ heads erased and addorsed their necks entwined Or breathing flames of fire Gules all ensigned of the Crown of Scotland Proper.[3]

The office is currently held by Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight, the former Lord Lyon King of Arms. He was appointed to this post on the 9 February 2001.[4]

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  1. ^ "The Officers of Arms in Scotland". The Court of the Lord Lyon. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms". Julia Smith. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Roads, Elizabeth Ann. "Badges of the Scottish Officers of Arms". The Double Tressure (20 1998): 77–86. 
  4. ^ "No. 25116". The Edinburgh Gazette. 9 November 2001. p. 2663. 

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