Islay Herald

Islay Herald

Islay Herald of Arms Extraordinary is a current Scottish herald of arms Extraordinary of the Court of the Lord Lyon.

The office was first mentioned in 1493. Islay is an island off the west coast of Scotland and was the headquarters of the Lord of the Isles. When the influence of that powerful noble was broken by the King of Scots during the fifteenth century, several names associated with the Lord of the Isles were absorbed and used by the crown.

The badge of office is Two salmon hauriant embowed Proper encircling a lymphad sails furled oars in action two armed men on deck sinister Sable by a flag Gules ensigned of the Crown of Scotland Proper.

The office is currently held by Alastair Campbell of Airds. He was appointed to this post on the 1 September 2008.

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