Civic Heraldry of the United Kingdom
INVERNESS (District Council)
Additions : 1975 Aird, Inverness (Burgh), Inverness (district),
Incorporated into : 1996 Highland (Area Council)
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The arms were granted on September 7, 1975
The arms show in the base the arms of Inverness Burgh, Jezus on the Cross. The gold crescent and star are added, as these are historically often added to arms showing Saints. The cornucopia is taken from the crest of Inverness Burgh, the cat is taken from the arms of the clan Mackintosh (see below) and represents Inverness district. The cinqefoil is taken as a symbol for Aird district. The wavy bar represents the Beauly and Ness rivers.
The motto is taken from the arms of the Burgh.
No elements have been taken from the older Inverness County Council arms.
The arms of the clan Mackintosh
Literature : Urquhart, 1979; Mackintosh arms from Ja-Ja card.