Pictou

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PICTOU

Province : Nova Scotia

Arms (crest) of Pictou

Official blazon

Arms : Gules upon a base barry wavy Argent and Azure an ancient ship Or, its mast flagged of Scotland (Azure a saltire Argent), the sail emblazoned of the Arms of Nova Scotia (Argent on a saltire Azure an escutcheon of the Royal Arms of Scotland), and in dexter chief a mullet Or.
Motto: AS CONSTANT AS THE NORTHERN STAR

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on April 6, 1980 (Scotland) and again on May 20, 2005 (Canada).

I have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms. Any information is welcome !

Literature : Image from http://www.gg.ca


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