Court of the Lord Lyon

Stirling Council coat of armsThe Lord Lyon is the sole King of Arms in Scotland and has jurisdiction over all heraldic business in Scotland, including the role of judge of the Court of the Lord Lyon.

The Court of the Lord Lyon deals with all matters which relate to:

  • Scottish Heraldry
  • Coat of Arms
  • maintaining the Scottish Public Registers of Arms and Genealogies

 

Lord Lyon has a responsibility for prosecuting anyone who uses unauthorised Coat of Arms as a criminal offence.  The Court of the Lord Lyon has its own Procurator Fiscal.

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