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Incorporated into : 1975 Stirling District Council (1996 Stirling Area Council)
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.
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 the burgh as used in the 1890s
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Literature: Porteous, 1906; Urquhart, 1979