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10a. March Pursuivant Extraordinary
Arms: Sable, a chain in two gorges conjoined in the center Argent

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Background illustration and biographical information is from the website of the Court of the Lord Lyon as well as the blazon and some of the text information. For further information, see page 50, from “Officers of Arms in Scotland 1290-2016”, by Charles Burnett, Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh, 2016 and the Wikipedia article on March Pursuivant. The text used was based on and adapted from these sources.

March Pursuivant Extraordinary is Philips Tibbetts appointed on 1 September 2021

The most recent previous holder of this office was Sir Thomas Wolseley Haig, KCIE, CMG, CSI, CBE 1923-1927

The title of March Pursuivant first appeared in volume XIV, page 35 of the Exchequer Rolls of 1515. The Marches refers to those parts of Scotland and England on either side of the Border. This badge was designed by Snawdoun Herald, Elizabeth Roads, LVO and registered in 2013.

Tibbetts is also Honorary Vexillologist to the Court of the Lord Lyon since 2018. While by profession a Strategy Manager in the Aerospace Industry, he has developed a parallel career as Community Vexillologist to the Flag Instituteand is currently working with groups all over the United Kingdom in the development of community flags as instruments of social cohesion and local identy. Tibbetts is a trustee of the Flag Institute and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland.

The artwork is a rendering of John Hamilton Gaylor

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