Airdrie

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to: navigation, search
Logo-new.jpg
Heraldry of the World
United Kingdom.jpg
British heraldry portal
Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom
Unitedkingdom-flag.gif

Overseas possessions


  • Total pages in the British section : 2,841

AIRDRIE

Incorporated into : 1975 Monklands (1996 North Lanarkshire)

Arms (crest) of Airdrie

Official blazon

Or, a double-headed eagle displayed Sable, beaked and membered Gules, in chief a crescent between two spur rowels Vert.

Above the Shield is set a Burghal crown and a Helmet befitting their degree with a Mantling Sable doubled Or, and on a Wreath of their Liveries is set for Crest a cock Or, and in an Escrol under the Shield this Motto "Vigilantibus".

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on June 11, 1930.

Airdrie was made a Market Town by Parliament in 1695 and a burgh in 1821.

The arms follow the device on the Burgh seal, which shows a shield with the, charges, but not the chief, in the arms of Aitcheson of Rochsolloch and Airdrie and with their crest of a cock above. This family were the Superiors of the town from 1769 until 1824.

In granting the arms, Lord Lyon Grant made the field gold instead of silver and made the spur rowels and crescent green; in the arms of the Aitchesons they had been respectively gold and silver on a green chief.

The Latin motto-"Being Watchful"-comes from the seal and is that of Aitcheson of Rochsolloch and Airdrie.


seal of Airdrie

Seal of the burgh as used in the 1890s
Arms (crest) of Airdrie

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms (crest) of Airdrie

The arms in the burgh


Literature : Urquhart, 1974Scotland.jpg


Help maintaining Heraldry of the World !

Heraldry of the World is a private site, which is on-line since 1996. It is a hobby, which takes much time and money (books, hosting etc etc). If you would like to support this site, donations are very welcome ! You can support the site by donating items (stickers, papers, books, pdf, images and other items) or financially using the PayPal button below.

All donations send to this specific PayPal address will be used for acquiring books or other items for the site and not for private use.