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Additions : 1996 Clydesdale, East Kilbride, Hamilton

Origin/meaning :
The arms were granted on February 18, 1997.

It will be seen that this coat of arms incorporates elements of three dominant towns in the South Lanarkshire area. The cinqueoils are from Hamilton, the eagle from the Royal Burgh of Lanark and the galley is from the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen.

The motto "Vigilantia" (Watchfullness) was used by Lanarkshire County Council.

Literature : Urquhart, 2001

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