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MAYBOLE

Incorporated into : 1975 Kyle and Carrick (1996 South Ayrshire)

Burgh

Arms of Maybole

Official blazon

Argent, a chevron Gules between three lions rampant Azure, armed and langued of the Second.

Above the Shield is placed a Burghal coronet and a Helmet befitting their degree, with a Mantling Gules doubled Argent, and on a Wreath of their Liveries is set for Crest a dolphin naiant Proper, and in an Escrol over the Shield this Motto "Ad Summa Virtus".

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on January 22, 1931.

Maybole was created a Burgh of Barony in 15I6 in favour of Gilbert Kennedy, 2nd Earl of Cassilis.

The arms follow pretty closely the device on the seal adopted by the Burgh in 1892. The silver field and red chevron of the old Earldom of Carrick denote that Maybole is the capital of that district of Ayrshire.

The three blue lions are for King Robert I who was Earl of Carrick before he became King; the original arms of the Bruce family before they assumed the arms of the Lords of Annandale showed a blue lion rampant on a silver field.

The dolphin crest is that of Kennedy, Marquis of Ailsa, the leading proprietor in the district, while the Latin motto-"Courage to the End"­ is one of those used by the Bruce family.

seal of Maybole

Seal of the burgh as used in the 1890s


Community Council

Official blazon

Argent, a chevron Gules between three lions rampant Azure, armed and langued of the Second.

Above the Shield is placed a Coronet appropriate to a statutory Community Council, videlicet:- a circlet richly chased from which are issuant four thistle leaves (one and two halves visible) and four pine cones (two visible) Or, and in an Escrol below the Shield this Motto "Ad Summa Virtus".

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on September 27, 1980.

Arms of Maybole

The arms are based on the old burgh arms, but with the crown of a community council instead of the crest.


Literature : Urquhart, 1974, 2001Scotland.jpg


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