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Date Line: Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Subject: New Thistle Secretary
Sources: Various: see below
Posters: Various: see below

New Thistle Secretary

Source 1: Email based on content on Facebook – 3 March 2014

“Saw on Facebook that Mrs. Roads was appointed by HM as Secretary of the Order of the Thistle.”

Credit to: Colonel William P. Boswell of Toberchurn 1447 hrs, 3 Mar 2014

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Source 2: Heraldry Society of Scotland Forum – 4 March 2014

Gazette – 3 March 2014
Honours and Awards The Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle
The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint
Mrs. Christopher Roads, LVO, OStJ, FSA, to be Secretary of the Order
From 1 February 2014 in room of W. David H. Sellar, MVO, retired.
Chancery of the Order
Court of the Lord Lyon

Credit to: Eur Ing David Ayre 0721 hrs., Tue 4 Mar 2014

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Source3: Heraldry Society of Scotland Forum – 4 March 2014

Post by Alex Findlater – 4 march 2014
The Secretaryship of the Thistle has often gone along with the post of Lyon, but they are in fact two different appointments.
Lyon is appointed now on the recommendation of a panel arranged by the Justice Department and conveyed to the Queen by the First Minister,
while the Thistle is in the personal gift of the Crown.
The last time that the Secretary of the Thistle and the Lyon diverged was when Sir Thomas Innes of Learney ceased to be Lyon, but continued as Secretary of the Thistle for a year or so.

Credit to: Alex Maxwell Findlater 0809 hrs., Tue 4 Mar 2014

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