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Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom
GRAMPIAN (Regional Council)
Incorporated into : 1996 Aberdeen (city), Aberdeenshire, Moray
Additions : 1975 Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen (city), Banffshire, Kincardineshire, Morayshire
Districts : Moray, Banff and Buchan, Gordon, City of Aberdeen, Kincardine and Deeside
Azure, a saltire Argent, sur mounted at the fess point by an inescutcheon Gules, fimbriated Or, and charged with a cross crosslet fitchee Or, a bordure counter-compony of the First and Second.
Above the Shield is placed a coronet appropriate to a statutory Region, videlicet:- a circlet richly chased, from which are issuant four thistles leaved (one and two halves visible) Or; and on a Compartment below the Shield are set for Supporters, dexter, a ptarmigan Proper, and sinister, a unicorn Argent, armed, maned and un guled Or, and gorged with a collar Gules, from which is pendant an oval badge Azure, fimbriated Or, charged with a saltire Argent.
The arms are granted in March 1975.
The arms shows a St. Andrew's cross for Scotland within a bordure and a red esutcheon. The cross on the escutcheon is taken from the arms of the ancient Earldom of Mar. The supporters are the unicorn common to all Regional Councils, and a ptarmigan, a typical bird in the region.
Literature : Urquhart, 1979
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