Kyle and Carrick

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KYLE AND CARRICK (District Council)

Additions : 1975 Ayr, Girvan, Maybole, Prestwick, Troon; districts of Ayr, Dalmellington (partly), Girvan, Maybole
Incorporated into : 1996 South Ayrshire

Arms (crest) of Kyle and Carrick

Official blazon

Per pale Or and Argent: dexter, issuant from a fess chequy Azure and Argent a demi-lion rampant Gules; sinister, a chevron of the Last.

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 "Forward as One".


The arms were granted on November 28, 1975.

The arms combine elements for Kyle and Carrick. The lion and the bar are taken from the arms of John Sterwart, Lord of Kyle (later King Robert III), the chevron is the historical arms of the Earldom of Carrick. The motto indicates the unification.

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Literature : Urquhart, 1979