Dingwall

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DINGWALL

Burgh of Dingwall

Incorporated into : 1975 Ross and Cromarty District Council (1996 Highland Area Council)

Arms (crest) of Dingwall

Official blazon

Azure, the sun in its splendour between five mullets Or.

And in an Escrol below the Shield is placed this Motto 'Salve Coronat'.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 31, 1897.

Dingwall became a Royal Burgh by King Alexander II in 1226/7 but from 1321 to 1475 was under the Earls of Ross. It was re-established as a Royal Burgh by King James IV in 1497.

The arms are taken from the device used on the Burgh seal (known since 1438). The meaning of the sun is not known, it has been speculate dthat the sun may have been derived from the crest of the Mackenzies of Tarbat whose seat, Castle Leod, is a few miles outside Dingwall.

The motto dates from 1897 and was chosen in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

Arms (crest) of Dingwall

The old seal from Dingwall.
Dingwall.ukpc.jpg

The arms on a postcard
Arms (crest) of Dingwall

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935

Dingwall Community Council

Arms (crest) of Dingwall

Official blazon

Azure, the sun in its splendour between five mullets Or.

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 "Salve Corona".

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on September 9, 1996.

These arms are the same as the old Burgh arms with a new crown.


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Literature: Porteous, 1906; Bute et al; 1903; Urquhart, 1974, 1979, 2001