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12. Albany Herald Extraordinary's Badge
Arms of the badge: A saltire Argent, enfiled of a coronet of four fleur-de-lys ( one and two halves visible ) Or ensigned of the Crown of Scotland Proper.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: For the blazon we thank Snawdown Herald, Mrs. C. G. W. Roads, LVO and the DT 1998, No. 20, pages 77 & 78, and BLG, 19th Edition, Volume 1, Scotland, 2001, pages 1250 and 1445. The background illustration and biograpical information are from the website of the Court of the Lord Lyon. For further information see page 33, from “Officers of Arms in Scotland 1290-2016”, by Charles Burnett, Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh, 2016. The text used was based on and adapted from these sources.

Sir Crispin was appointed Albany Herald Extraordinary on 1 September 2021.

The most recent previous holder of the office of Albany Herald was John Alexander Spens, MVO, RD, WS, 1985-2011. Previous to him was the famous Scottish Herald, Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, Bt., CVO, 1961-1985.

The artwork is a rendering of John Hamilton Gaylor

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