Falkland

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FALKLAND

Burgh

Incorporated into : 1975 North East Fife District Council (1996 Fife Area Council)

Arms (crest) of Falkland

Official blazon

Azure, on a mount a stag lodged reguardant at the foot of an oak tree, all Proper.

Above the Shield is placed a mural coronet and in an Escrol below the same this Motto "Discite Justitiam Moniti Non Temnere Christum".

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on April 29, 1938.

Falkland was created a Royal Burgh by King James II in 1458.

The arms repeat the device on the Burgh seal of which a seventeenth-century impression is on record. The stag resting under the blue sky in the shade of a great oak tree refers to the Royal hunting Forest of Falkland, which was cut down by Crom­wellian forces in 1652 to supply wood for the construction of a fort at Dundee.

The Latin motto means "Learn righteousness and take heed not to despise Christ" and is an adaptation of Virgil, Aeneid vi, 620, "Discite justitiam moniti et non temnere divas".


seal of Falkland

Seal of the burgh as used in the 1890s
Arms (crest) of Falkland

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms (crest) of Falkland

The arms in the town (source)

Community Council

Arms (crest) of Falkland

Official blazon

Azure, on a mount a stag lodged reguardant at the foot of an oak tree, all Proper.

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 same this Motto "Discite Justitiam Moniti Non Temnere Christum"

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on August 31, 2000.

The arms are those of the former burgh, with a different crown.


Literature : Porteous, 1906; Urquhart, 1974, 2001 Scotland.jpg