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GAIRLOCH (District council)

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

Arms (crest) of Gairloch

Official blazon

Argent, on a pale Azure between two laurel leaves slipped Vert, a caberfeidh Or with a cinquefoil of the First between its attires; on a chief engrailed Gules, a pale of the Fourth between two lions rampant of the First, the pale charged of a beacon Azure masoned Argent and enflamed of the Fifth.


The arms were granted on July 12, 1968.

A differenced version of the arms of Ross and Cromarty County Council. The party line below the chief has been made engrailed and there has been some re­ arrangement of the main features-the Ross lions, the MacLeod beacon and the Mackenzie caberfeidh.

A silver cinquefoil and two laurel leaves have been added in special reference to the Mackenzies of Gairloch. The beacon has been given special promi­nence because of the former MacLeod connection with the district.

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Literature : Urquhart, 1979