Doune

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DOUNE

Incorporated into : 1975 Stirling District Council (1996 Stirling Area Council)

Arms (crest) of Doune

Official blazon

Or, a fess chequy Azure and Argent, in chief a representation of the Mercat Cross of Doune between two pairs of pistols in salt ire muzzles uppermost all Proper, and in base a cushion Gules.

Below the Shield, which is ensigned of a burghal coronet suitable to a Police Burgh (viz., Azure masoned Argent), is placed in an Escrol this MottoAim True.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on July 3, 1974.

Doune was erected into a Burgh of Barony in favour of James Stewart, 3rd Earl of Moray in 1611, but may have been a burgh in 1434-35.

The arms are appropriately based on those of Stewart with a Moray red cushion added in base. In chief are the main features on the device on the Burgh seal: the Mercat Cross of the Burgh, with a pair of crossed pistols on either side to recall the celebrated Doune pistolmakers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

seal of Doune

Seal of the burgh as used in the 1890s

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Literature: Porteous, 1906; Urquhart, 1979