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Robin Orr Blair, LVO, WS. quondam Lord Lyon King of Arms

Arms: Argent on a saltire between in the flanks two maunches, the sinister contournee, Sable five mascles Or.

Crest: a robin Or breasted Gules.

Motto: DIGNE FERO (I carry with dignity)

Supporters: Dexter a sea unicorn Argent armed crined and tail Sable finned Argent, and sinister a zebra Proper.

The arms Argent on a saltire Sable, mascles Or, are common to several branches of the Blair family. The maunches are a reference to my career in the legal profession. The supporters were chosen to continue the black and white theme. The zebra, an African animal in remembrance of my late wife who had spent her childhood in Natal, South Africa. The sea unicorn was chosen because I wanted to have a Scottish unicorn but wished it to be unconventional and decided to have him in black and white.

The crest is quite clearly a pun on my Christian names whilst the motto is a reference to my former position as Purse Bearer to the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

(The Lord Lyon is also Secretary of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle and a Member of the Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland [Royal Company of Archers])
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