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West Dunbartonshire
West Dunbartonshire Council

Argent; on a saltire gules cantoned between, in chief, a cog wheel sable, in base on a point double enarched azure a three funnelled liner affronty proper, in dexter flank, the demi figure of St Patrick proper, in sinister flank an elephant statant proper, tusked or, charged on the forhead with a crescent gules, and bearing on its back a tower proper, a dove volant bendways argent

coronet - area council

supporters - none

motto - below the shield, Strength through community

Public Register - 81/10; 23 October 1998

The arms are a ‘differenced’ version of the pre 1996 Cydebank District Council’s - the differences being the elephant (replacing a ‘representation of part of the Antonine wall’), the liner on a point (replacing a lymphad on waves of the sea), and the addition of the dove. And so they refer back to the arms of the pre 1975 Burgh of Clydebank’. The motto is new.

community councils with bearings - none

for more information see R M Urquhart: Scottish Civic Heraldry 2, 2001; Scottish Civic Heraldry, 1979; and Scottish Burgh & County Heraldry, 1973
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