"If I were to receive a proposal of marriage tomorrow from the Lord Lyon King-of-Arms I would decline it"
Sir Francis Grant, Lord Lyon King of Arms in 1933, accompanied by H.R.H. The Duke of York and the Rev. Charles Warr - Credit: Mark Nesbitt
The Court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms
(often known as the Lyon Court
) is the body which deals with all heraldic matters
The office of Lord Lyon King of Arms dates back to the 14th century and is possibly related to the ancient Celtic office of Seanchaidh, or King's Poet.
The Lord Lyon is empowered by a Scottish parliamentary act of 1592 to prosecute anyone who uses unauthorised coats of arms.