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ANNAN (Burgh)

Incorporated into: 1975 Annandale and Ecksdale (1996 Dumfries and Galloway)

Arms (crest) of Annan

Official blazon

Or, a saltire and chief Gules, the latter charged with five barrulets wavy conjoined Argent and Azure.

Above the Shield is placed a mural crown and in an Escrol below the Shield this Motto "Ut Flumen Sic Oppidum".


The arms were officially granted on October 29, 1918.

Annan seems to have been a Burgh of the Bruce Lords of Annandale in the twelfth century.

The arms are those of Bruce, Lord of Annandale, differenced by five wavy barrulets in the chief to denote the river Annan.

seal of Annan

Seal of the burgh as used in the 1890s
Arms (crest) of Annan

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms (crest) of Annan

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935

The arms are now used by the Royal Burgh of Annan Community Council.Literature:

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