World Civic Heraldry Guide: coats of arms and flags of cities, regions, states
Doune (Scotland), coat of arms (1974)
Or, a fess chequy Azure and Argent, in chief a representation of the Mercat Cross of Doune between two pairs of pistols in salt ire muzzles uppermost all Proper, and in base a cushion Gules.
Below the Shield, which is ensigned of a burghal coronet suitable to a Police Burgh (viz., Azure masoned Argent), is placed in an Escrol this MottoAim True.
The arms were granted on July 3, 1974.
Doune was erected into a Burgh of Barony in favour of James Stewart, 3rd Earl of Moray in 1611, but may have been a burgh in 1434-35. The arms are appropriately based on those of Stewart with a Moray red cushion added in base. In chief are the main features on the device on the Burgh seal: the Mercat Cross of the Burgh, with a pair of crossed pistols on either side to recall the celebrated Doune pistolmakers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
adopted (dd.mm.yyyy): 03.07.1974
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