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06a. List of the Kings of Arms of the Order of the Thistle
List of the Lyon Kings of Arms to the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle

The Lord Lyon King of Arms serves as the Lyon King of Arms to the Order of the Thistle

Source, Notes & Credits: Internet Wikipedia articles, “Burke’s Peerage” 2003, “Burke’s Landed Gentry, Scotland”, 2001, and a 2019 List of Officers of the Order of the Thistle by the Secretary of the Order, Elizabeth Ann Roads, LVO for which we thank her.

Lyon Kings of Arms of the Order Appointed by the Monarch:

1687 Sir Alexander Erskine of Cambo, 2nd Bt.

1727 Alexander Brodie of that Ilk

1754 John Hook-Campbell of Bangeston

1795 Robert Boswell of St. Boswells (Interim)

1796 Robert Aureol Hay-Drummond, 10th Earl of Kinnoul

1804 Thomas Robert Hay-Drummond, 11th Earl of Kinnoul

1866 George Burnett

1890 Sir James Balfour Paul, KCVO

1927 Captain George Sitwell Campbell Swinton

1929 Sir Francis James Grant, KCVO

1945 Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, GVCO

1969 Sir James Monteith Grant, KCVO

1981 Sir Malcolm Rognvald Innes of Edingight, KCVO

2001 Robin Orr Blair, CVO

2008 William David Hamilton Sellar, MVO

2014 Dr. Joseph J. Morrow, CBE

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