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08a. Linlithgow Pursuivant Extraordinary
Professor Gillian Black was appointed as Linlithgow Pursuivant Extraordinary on 1 September 2021.

She is Professor of Scots Private Law at the University of Edinburgh and a Commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission. After qualifying as a solicitor in 2002, she became a lecturer at Edinburgh Law School in 2005. In 2009 Professor Black completed her PhD on “Publicity Rights in Scots Law”.

Professor Black is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and she remains on the non-practising roll of the Law Society of Scotland.

According to the Lyon Court Website Professor Black has a coat of arms pending.

The most recent previous holder of this office of Linlithgow Pursuivant was John Stirling, WS 1916-2021

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

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