Linlithgow Pursuivant

Linlithgow Pursuivant

Element of Scottish heraldry

Linlithgow Pursuivant of Arms is a Scottish pursuivant of arms of the Court of the Lord Lyon.

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This title is locative in origin, and is derived from the name of a royal burgh of Linlithgow and palace of the same name.[1] The title is often used for a Pursuivant Extraordinary.

The badge of office is A greyhound bitch passant Sable ensigned of a coronet of four fleur de lys (two visible) and four crosses pattee (one and two halves visible) Or.[2]

The office is currently held by Professor[3] Gillian Black. She took part in the Royal Procession at the 2023 Coronation.[4]

Holders of the office

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See also


  1. "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms". Julia Smith. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  2. Roads, Elizabeth Ann. "Badges of the Scottish Officers of Arms". The Double Tressure (20 1998): 77–86.
  3. Appointed Professor of Scots Private Law at the University of Edinburgh in 2020.
  4. "Coronation order of service in full". BBC News. 5 May 2023. Retrieved 6 May 2023.
  5. "No. 17086". The Edinburgh Gazette. 26 June 1953. p. 353.
  6. "Bio: Elizabeth Ann Roads, FRHSC (Hon)". Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  7. "No. 25116". The Edinburgh Gazette. 9 November 2001. p. 2663.
  8. Ld (14 July 2012). "Heraldry Society of Scotland - Membership Secretary's Blog: Earl of Strathearn". Heraldry Society of Scotland - Membership Secretary's Blog. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  9. "Unicorn". Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  10. "No. 27664". The Edinburgh Gazette. 15 January 2016. p. 58.
  11. "New Appointments at the Lyon Court". New Appointments at the Lyon Court. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  12. "linlithgow". Retrieved 1 September 2021.

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