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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.
ARMED: The Lord Lyon King of Arms, Dr Joseph Morrow, and Mary Lennox at the unveiling of the coat of arms.
In a letter to parents, headteacher Lesley Gibson said: "We recently heard from the council design team, who are finalising our curriculum rationale, that our school logo is heraldic and cannot be used by Craigie Primary, as it is not registered with Lord Lyon.
The badge is an unregistered Coat of Arms and the use of the Saltire is a no go according to Scotland's Lord Lyon. So that's it.
Five artists were invited to take part in the design competition and the winner was Aberdeen-born Yvonne Holton, principal artist with Scotland's heraldic authority, the Court of the Lord Lyon.
He also moaned that the club's badge did not observe the rules of heraldry and reported the matter to the Lord Lyon's Court.
An 11-strong selection panel comprising members of the Lord Lieutenancy and representatives of youth and other groups were guided by heraldry expert Dr Joseph Morrow, the Lord Lyon King of Arms.
If they're anything like the Scottish equivalent - the Court of the Lord Lyon - you'll need to butter up your pursuivant.
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 King of Arms, Dr Joe Morrow QC, conducted the traditional ceremony on Mercat Cross, Edinburgh.
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.