Coats of Arms
Images of coats of arms from 1672 to 1907 are available on this
site. These images are full colour copies of the original documents,
which are held at the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh.
Coat of arms images are in .jpg (JPEG) format. In general, file
sizes will vary depending on whether the image is pictorial or textual,
so they may take some time to download depending on the type of
Viewing digital images of an original coat of arms entry costs 10GBP
per document, regardless of length (number of pages). Most comprise 1
or 2 pages and only some have multiple pages.
Customers should note that entries in Volume 1 (1672 — 1804)
are very brief, with little genealogical information and very few
illuminations of the coats of arms. In some cases legibility is poor,
but we can provide a transcript in those cases.
mid 19th Century, entries often contain information on an
individual’s descent from his grandfather or earlier, even when the individual
is being granted a new Coat of Arms.
When a person is re-recording Arms borne by an ancestor, often several
generations earlier, an account of that person’s ancestry back to the forebear
will be included.
A description of each image incorporating search name, image type
and reference number and the date and time that the image was
generated, can be found at the top of each image. If you would prefer
not to display these details, uncheck the "Image Description Appears In
Image" box on the "My Details" page.