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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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.
Lord Lyon King of Arms told the League One club they break a law dating back to the 16th century and they could ultimately be prosecuted.
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 is also responsible for State Ceremonial in Scotland.