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Campus/location : Edinburgh

Arms of University of Edinburgh

Official blazon


The arms show the St Andrews cross and the thistle as symbols for Scotland. The base show the castle from the arms of the city of Edinburgh and the book is a symbol for learning and commonly used by universities.

The official grant of 1789 (source) The arms on a Wills's cigarette card, 1923

The arms on a University building (2016)

The arms on the Mercat Cross in Edinburgh

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