Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

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Denomination : Roman Catholic

Arms (crest) of Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Official blazon

Azure, a saltire argent charged on each of the upper limbs with a cross pattée fitchée Sable and at the centre a castle triple-towered and embattled of the Last, masoned of the Second and topped with three fans Gules, windows and portcullis shut of the Last, situate on a rock Proper, behind the Shield are placed in saltire an Archepiscopal cross and a crosier Or and above the Shield is placed a precious mitre Proper; and in an Escrol below the same this Motto "CRUX SPES UNICA".


The Saltire indicates St Andrews and the Castle Edinburgh. Granted by the Lord Lyon King of Arms 13 June 1989.

Arms of Archbishops

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