Sunday, 19 January 2014

Dr Joseph Morrow is new Lord Lyon King of Arms

The new Lord Lyon King of Arms is Dr Joseph Morrow, following in the footsteps of David Sellars, who is stepping down from the post after five years in office. The Lord Lyon is the senior authority in Scotland on all things to do with heraldry, and holds a judicial post - in Scotland, breaches on the law of arms can be prosecuted at the Court of the Lord Lyon (

The official Government press release is at - for more coverage on on the appointment visit and

COMMENT: Still no Lady Lyoness then!


My latest genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scottish Research Online, which commences Feb 27th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

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