The Court of the Lord Lyon
Scotland’s Heraldic Authority

Consulting the Register

Searching the Public Register of all Arms and Bearings in Scotland

The Public Register is open to personal inspection in the Court of the Lord Lyon, HM New Register House, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT. A search fee is charged for each entry inspected. In normal times, the office is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 10am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 4 pm. Currently we remain closed due to the Pandemic. Searches do not have to be carried out in person as requests can be sent to Lyon Clerk via letter or email. The Index and Entries in the Public Register of All Arms Bearings in Scotland, from 1672 up to about 100 years ago, may also be viewed on the ScotlandsPeople website. While searching the Index is free of charge, there is a fee to view the image for each entry.
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