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GAIRLOCH (District council)
Argent, on a pale Azure between two laurel leaves slipped Vert, a caberfeidh Or with a cinquefoil of the First between its attires; on a chief engrailed Gules, a pale of the Fourth between two lions rampant of the First, the pale charged of a beacon Azure masoned Argent and enflamed of the Fifth.
The arms were granted on July 12, 1968.
A differenced version of the arms of Ross and Cromarty County Council. The party line below the chief has been made engrailed and there has been some re arrangement of the main features-the Ross lions, the MacLeod beacon and the Mackenzie caberfeidh.
A silver cinquefoil and two laurel leaves have been added in special reference to the Mackenzies of Gairloch. The beacon has been given special prominence because of the former MacLeod connection with the district.
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