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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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The Lord Lyon King of Arms, who regulates Scottish heraldry, has upheld a petition rubberstamping the new chiefship.
"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.
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.
The use of the Icelandic flag is not only a snub to the Scottish and Northern Irish elements of the Union flag, but it also breaks protocol set down by the Lord Lyon King of Arms.
The Lord Lyon King of Arms, Dr Joe Morrow QC, conducted the traditional ceremony on Mercat Cross, Edinburgh.