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05a. Dingwall Pursuivant
Arms: Per fess Argent and Vert, in chief on a barrulet wavy Azure a herring drifter Sable, and in base three lambs gambolling proper.

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: Source for blazon: Page 95, “Officers of Arms in Scotland 1290-2016”, By Charles John Burnett, Scottish Record Society, 2016. Source for colour illustration for background purposes: website of the Court of the Lord Lyon. Text adapted and based on biographical information from the two sources cited by Dwyer Wedvick.

Mrs. Yvonne Watson Holton née Lamb, was born in 1959, has a BA [Hons] in Arts and Design from Edinburgh College of Art in 1982, with a post graduate year in silver-smithing in 1983. She married 18 Feb 1984 Derek Holton. Mrs. Holton started working as a Lyon Court Artist in 1990 and was appointed Herald Painter at the Court of the Lord Lyon on 10 Jan 2005.

Mrs. Holton was appointed Dingwall Pursuivant of Arms on 20 June 2011.

In 2012 she the winner of the Moffarts Prise for Heraldic Arts.


The most recent previous holder of the office Herald Painter was Miss Jennifer Mitchell
1974-2004.

The most recent previous holder of the office of Dingwall Pursuivant was Charles John Burnett appointed in 29 Dec 1983 which office he held until appointed Ross Herald in 1988.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

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