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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".


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