Bute Pursuivant

Bute Pursuivant

The heraldic badge of Bute Pursuivant of Arms
Heraldic tradition Gallo-British
Jurisdiction Scotland
Governing body Court of the Lord Lyon

Bute Pursuivant of Arms was a Scottish pursuivant of arms of the Court of the Lord Lyon.

The title of the office derives from the Isle of Bute, which was the personal property of the Scottish monarchs.[1]

The badge of office is A lymphad Sable, flagged Gules in full sail Or charged of a fess chequy Azure and Argent, the yard surmounted of a coronet of four fleur-de-lys (two visible) and four crosses pattee (one and two halves visible) Or.[2]

The office is currently vacant. The most recent Bute Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary was W David H Sellar (latterly Lord Lyon King of Arms).

Office bearers

See also


  1. "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms". Julia Smith. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  2. Roads, Elizabeth Ann. "Badges of the Scottish Officers of Arms". The Double Tressure (20 1998): 77–86.
  3. The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 25116. p. 2663. 9 November 2001. Retrieved 27 October 2015.

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