Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Wanted - new Lord Lyon King of Arms

David Sellar, the current Lord Lyon King of Arms, is to retire in December after 5 years in post at the Court of the Lord Lyon (www.lyon-court.com), the main administrative body for heraldic law in Scotland, which has slightly more legal oomph than its English counterpart as it is considered part of the civil law of Scotland. You steal someone's coat of arms in Scotland, they'll 'ave ye!

The Scottish Courts are currently advertising for a replacement at www.scotcourts.gov.uk/news/all-news/2013/10/18/the-office-of-lord-lyon-king-of-arms-vacancy.

For more on the story visit www.bletherskite.net/2013/10/21/situations-vacant-lord-lyon-king-of-arms/.


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from http://www.gould.com.au (print) and http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-History-on-the-Internet/p/3889/. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see http://pharostutors.com.

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