Cumnock and Doon Valley

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Additions : 1975 Cumnock and Holmhead, Cumnock district, Dalmellington district (partly)
Incorporated into : 1996 East Ayrshire

Arms (crest) of Cumnock and Doon Valley

Official blazon

Per fess wavy, a barrulet wavy Azure; in chief per pale Gules and Argent, a demi-lion rampant issuant counter-changed Argent and Azure; in base Or, on a mound Vert, a pine tree fructed Proper between dexter, a lozenge Sable and sinister, a garb Gules banded Argent; all within a bordure per pale Argent and Gules charged with eight roses counterchanged, barbed and seeded Vert.

Above the Shield is placed a coronet appropriate to a statutory District, videlicet:- a circlet richly chased, from which are issuant eight thistle-heads (three and two halves visible) Or; and in an Escrol under the same this Motto "We Serve".


The arms were granted on August 20, 1976.

The chief and the bordure are taken from the arms of the burgh of Cumnock & Holmhead. The base symbolises the main activities in the Doon Valley area, mining (black lozenge), forestry (pine tree) and agriculture (garb). The wavy bar is the Doon river.

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Literature: Urquhart, 1979