Roxburgh

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ROXBURGH (District Council)

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

Arms 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".

Origin/meaning

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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Literature : Urquhart, 1979