World Civic Heraldry Guide: coats of arms and flags of cities, regions, states
Ayrshire (historic county in Scotland), coat of arms (1931)
Quarterly: 1st, Gules, issuant from the sea in base undy Azure and Argent, a castle triple-towered of the Last, masoned Sable, windows and port of the First, the towers capped by pointed turrets Vert, each having a ball Or; 2nd, Argent, a chevron Gules; 3rd, Argent, a shakefork Sable; 4th, Or, a fess chequy Azure and Argent.
The arms were granted on June 23, 1931.
The arms have four quarters. The first has a castle from the arms of Ayr, the second has a red chevron on silver for the Carrick district, the third has a black shakefork on white for the Cunninghame district and a blue and silver fess on gold (The Stewart arms) for Kyle. The motto is from the tomb of Captain Thomas Crawford.
Ayrshire was originally granted other arms on July 8, 1890:
adopted (dd.mm.yyyy): 23.06.1931
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