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12a. Linlithgow Pursuivant Extraordinary
Arms: Argent on a bend Sable three buckles Or and in chief a maunch Sable.

SOURCES, NOTES & CREDITS: Background illustration from the website of the Court of the Lord Lyon. Text is based on and adapted from “Officers of Arms in Scotland 1290-2016”, page 121, by Charles Burnett, Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh, 2016 and from biographical information found in the website of the Court of the Lord Lyon.

The Linlithgow Pursuivant of Arms Extraordinary is John Boyd Stirling, WS, who was appointed on 6 January 2016. Born in 1968, he was Slains Pursuivant to the Earl of Errol, the Lord High Constable of Scotland, 2009-2014. He is a Solicitor Advocate 2005-,
Writer to HM Signet and Clerk to HM Society of Writers to the Signet 2002-2008.

Mr. Stirling married in 1995 Dr. Julie Allison Nicholson and have issue, two sons: Archibald James Boyd born in 2000 and Arthur Thomas Boyd born in 2002.

The arms John Stirling uses are those of his father, Anthony Stirling, recorded in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland in 1996.

The most recent previous holder of this office was Liam Devlin, 2014-2016

The artwork is a rendering of John Hamilton Gaylor

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