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ROXBURGH (District Council)

Regional Council : Borders
Additions : 1975 Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso
Incorporated into : 1996 Scottish Borders

Coat of arms (crest) of Roxburgh

Official blazon

Azure, a unicorn saliant Argent, horned, maned and un­ guled Or, the tail tufted of the Last; on a chief of the Second a hunting horn Sable, stringed and viroled Gules, between two esquires' helmets of the field.

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 Shield this Motto "Ne Cede Malis Sed Contra Audentior Ito".


The arms were officially granted on May 6, 1975.

The arms are those of the former county of Roxburghshire with a different crown and without the crest.

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