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STEWARTRY (District Council)
Additions : 1975 Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Gatehouse-of-Fleet, Kirkcudbright, New Galloway; Districts of Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, Glenkens, Kirkcudbright
Incorporated into : 1996 Dumfries and Galloway
Azure, a lion rampant Argent, armed and langued Gules, crowned with an antique crown Or surmounted of a bar chequy Argent and 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.
The arms were officially granted on April 2, 1975.
The arms are those of Kirkcudbrightshire with a crown of a district council.
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