North Ayrshire

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Additions: 1996 Cunninghame (1976 Ardrossan, Irvine, Kilwinning, Largs, Millport, Saltcoats, Stevenston, the districts of Irvine, Kilbirnie, and West Kilbride)

Coat of arms (crest) of North Ayrshire

Official blazon

Argent, a shakefork Sable cantoned between in chief a leopard 's head affrontee holding in its mouth a weaver's shuttle Proper, in the dexter flank on an imperial crown Or a lion sejant affrontee Azure imperially crowned Gold holding in his dexter paw a sword and in his sinister a sceptre both Proper, and in the sinister flank a lymphad Gules, mast, rigging and sails furled Proper, flagged Or.

Above the Shield is placed a Coronet appropriate to a statutory Area Council, videlicet:- issuant from a circlet eight paling piles (three and two halves visible) Or and eight garbs (four visible) of the Last, banded Sable, and in an Escrol below the same this Motto "Sense and Worth".


The arms were granted on June 8, 1996.

The arms are those of Cunninghame District Council with a dofferent crown.

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Literature: Urquhart, 2001.