From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Heraldry of the World
United Kingdom.jpg
British heraldry portal
Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom

  • Overseas possessions
  • Total pages in the British section : 6,326
  • Total images in the British section : 5,544


Incorporated into : 1975 Kincardine and Deeside District Council (1996 Aberdeenshire Area Council)

Arms (crest) of Inverbervie

Official blazon

Azure, a rose Argent, barbed and seeded Proper. (Above the Shield is placed a Burghal coronet.)


The arms were granted on June 4, 1929.

Inverbervie appears to have been a Royal Burgh since 1341.

The arms are simple and come from a sixteenth- or seventeenth-century Burgh seal. The rose has a long connection with Inverbervie and legend says that King David II bestowed the emblem on the town either in compliment to his English Queen Joan or because the rose was one of his favourite flowers.

There may, however, also be a connection with the Carmelite Convent of Bervie which was dedicated to the Virgin Mary since a white rose is one of her symbols.

Arms (crest) of Inverbervie

Seal of the burgh as used in the 1890s

The arms in the Burgh Hall (source)

Heraldry of the World is a private site and maintained as a hobby, which takes a lot of time and effort (and costs).
If you like this initiative, please support the site:

Please visit our partners (click on image):

© since 1995, Heraldry of the World, Ralf Hartemink

Literature : Porteous, 1906; Urquhart, 1974