Unicorn Pursuivant

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Unicorn Pursuivant
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The heraldic badge of Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms
Heraldic tradition Gallo-British
Jurisdiction Scotland
Governing body Court of the Lord Lyon

Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary is a current Scottish pursuivant of arms in Ordinary of the Court of the Lord Lyon.[1]

The title was created after 1381, and derived from the unicorn. One of these beasts is used as a supporter for the royal arms of Scotland, and as a royal badge.

The badge of office is A unicorn couchant Argent, horded, unguled, maned and tufted Or gorged of a coronet of four fleurs-de-lys (two visible) and four crosses pattee (one and two halves visible) Or.[2]

The office is currently held by John Malden, Esq. He was appointed to this post on 3 April 2012.[3] In November 2015 it was announced that the Lord Lyon intends to appoint Liam Devlin to the role from 5th January 2016.[4]

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  1. ^ "The Officers of Arms in Scotland". The Court of the Lord Lyon. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Roads, Elizabeth Ann. "Badges of the Scottish Officers of Arms". The Double Tressure (20 1998): 77–86. 
  3. ^ The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 27082. p. 1037. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
  4. ^ http://www.lyon-court.com/lordlyon/1016.html
  5. ^ Edinburgh Gazette, 30 December 1960
  6. ^ Edinburgh Gazette, 19 June 2009

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