Tweeddale

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TWEEDDALE (District Council)

Regional Council : Borders
Additions : 1975 Innerleithen, Peebles
Incorporated into : 1996 Scottish Borders

Arms of Tweeddale

Official blazon

Quarterly: 1st, Sable, five fraises Argent; 2nd, Azure, a horse's head couped Argent; 3rd, Vert, a golden fleece; 4th, Or, fretty Gules, a chief embattled of the Last charged with two thunder­ bolts of the First.

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 same this Motto "Onward Tweeddale".

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on October 21, 1975.

The arms are those of the former county of Peeblesshire without supporters and crest, and with a crown of a district council.


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Literature : Urquhart, 1979