Lord Lyon King of Arms

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Lord Lyon King of Arms

head of administration in matters heraldic in Scotland. He acts as heraldic judge in civil and criminal matters. It is an ancient office. The Lyon Court sits on the days of the ancient druidic feasts of Beltane and Samhain. The Lyon Court has all the powers of an ordinary court, such as to fine and imprison.
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Lord Lyon had a younger sister, Achievement, who was just as good as he was (RPHR 132) and nearly won the fillies' Triple Crown in 1867.
Gen Powell, right, whose Jamaican mother Maud McKoy has Scottish roots, has lodged his bid with the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh.
The Lord Lyon gave permission for the symbol, which has been used for more than a century, to be recognised.
A spokesman for the Court of the Lord Lyon, responsible for Scottish heraldry, said: "As long as the image on the coat of arms adheres to the verbal description, then there is no problem.
General Powell, whose Jamaican mother Maud McKoy has Scottish roots, has lodged his bid with the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh.
From a Welsh perspective, Lord Lyon concluded that no one department had proposed a dispersal that was explicitly linked to political devolution or the granting of additional powers to divulge authority.
But now the Clan MacAlpine Society have applied to the Lord Lyon King of Arms to form their own clan and choose a chief.
It was clear that she was a great singer but she could never become professional because she was from this owning-class background - her husband was Lord Lyon King of Arms.
Ayr United have been told they face court action by the Lord Lyon, who is in charge of coats of arms, if they refuse to re-design their badge.
The Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh, which rules on heraldic matters in Scotland, said: "The Saltire is the national flag of Scotland.
But the man in charge of the nation's heraldry, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, thinks any blue will do.