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Orkney Islands Council

Per pale azure and gules; dexter; a dragon galley or, sails furled argent, sinister, a lion rampant, imperially crowned, or, holding in the forepaws a battle axe erect in pale or

coronet - islands area council

supporters - dexter, a udaller habited of the fifteenth century [proper?], and, sinister, a unicorn argent, armed, maned and unguled or, and gorged of a collar gules, pendentr therefrom an oval badge azure, fimbriated or, charged with a saltire argent

motto - on the compartment, Boreas domus mare amicus

Public Register - 59; 3 March 1975

the bearings of the 1996 Orkney islands area council are those of the 1975 islands area council and so, with the addition of an islands area coronet and a different sinister supporter, are the bearings of the pre 1975 Orkney County Council

Though barely a generation old, the bearings of the islands areas are the oldest of the 1996 area councils as the 1996 island area councils have the same powers and geography as the 1975 islands area councils, which had no subsidiary district councils, unlike the 1975 mainland regional councils. In 1996 the islands area councils therefore continued to use the 1975 bearings without needing to have new arms recorded

community councils with bearings - Stromness

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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