Bishopbriggs

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BISHOPBRIGGS

Burgh

Incorporated into : 1975 Strathkelvin (1996 East Dunbartonshire)

Arms (crest) of Bishopbriggs

Official blazon

Per fess, in chief Sable and in base bendy Or and Vert, a fess wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure, and in chief an episcopal mitra pretiosa of the Second, stoned and jewelled Proper.

Below the Shield which is ensigned of a coronet suit­ able to a Police Burgh (viz.:Azure masoned Argent) is placed in an Escrol this Motto "God Gie the Gain".

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on September 16, 1964.

Bishopbriggs is situated on land which belonged to the Bishops and Archbishops of Glasgow for many centuries before the Reformation and became a Burgh in 1964.

The arms show a richly-jewelled mitre for the Bishops and Archbishops of Glasgow, and the gold/green pattern in the base denote the "riggs" which once belonged to them. The mitre is set on a black field to recall the local connection with the Stirlings of Cadder (now represented by Stirling of Keir); the silver/blue bar is for the river Kelvin and the Forth and Clyde Canal, both of which are nearby.

Community Council

Arms (crest) of Bishopbriggs

Official blazon

Per fess in chief Sable and in base bendy Or and Vert, a fess wavy Argent charged with a barrulet wavy Azure, and in chief an episcopal mitra pretiosa of the Second stoned and jewelled Proper.

Above the Shield is placed a Coronet appropriate to a statutory Community Council, videlicet:- a circlet richly chased from which are issuant four thistle leaves (one and two halves visible) and four pine cones (two visible) Or, and in an Escrol below the same this Motto "God Gie The Gain".

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on December 13, 1978.

The arms are those of the Burgh with a different crown.


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Literature: Urquhart, 1979, 2001