Clackmannanshire

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CLACKMANNANSHIRE

County Council

Incorporated into : 1975 Central Region (1996 Clackmannanshire Area Council)

Arms (crest) of Clackmannanshire

Official blazon

Or, a saltire Gules; a chief tierced per pale, in the 1st Vert, a sinister gauntlet and in the 3rd [also Vert] a dexter gauntlet, both Proper, and in the 2nd, Argent, a pale Sable.

And in an Escrol over the same this Motto "Look Aboot Ye".

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on April 22, 1927.

The arms show the red saltire on a gold field used by Bruce of Annandale and by Bruce of Clackmannan. This, the gauntlets and the motto recall a legend which tells how King Robert I, when on a visit to Clackmannan, left his glove (mannan) on a stone (clack), and how, when he sent his squire to fetch it, the latter said, "Look aboot ye here till I return"; ever since, the place has been known as "Look-Aboot-ye Brae".

The green field in the chief is for agriculture and the black pale on the silver ground recalls the long connection with the County of the family of Erskine, as represented by the Earls of Mar & Kellie.

Area Council

Additions : 1996 Clackmannan District of the Central Region

Arms (crest) of Clackmannanshire

Official blazon

Or, a saltire Gules, a chief tierced per pale, in the 1st, Vert, a sinister gauntlet, and in the 3rd, also Vert, a dexter gauntlet, both Proper, and in the 2nd, Argent, a pale Sable.

Above the Shield is placed a Coronet appropriate to a statutory Area Council, videlicet:- issuant from a circlet eight paling piles (three and two halves visible) Or and eight garbs (four visible) of the Last, banded Sable, and in an Escrol under the Shield this Motto "Look Aboot Ye".

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on March 7, 1996.

These are the former County arms with a crown of an area council.


Literature : Image and information provided by Laurence Jones. Scotland.jpg