The Heraldry Society of Scotland was founded
in 1977 with the objective of promoting the study of heraldry
and encouraging its correct use in Scotland and Overseas.
The Society encourages people to join whether
they have their own arms, intend to procure arms, or have a
general interest in Scottish Heraldry. Our membership is made up
of people from around the globe with many meeting regularly in
the Society's very active Community Forum.
Meetings are held several times during the year
for lectures or visits to places of historic and heraldic
interest, both in Scotland and in other countries.
The Society is privileged to number many of Her
Majesty's Officers of Arms among its members and a close liaison
is maintained with The Court of the Lord Lyon.
Membership is open to any person interested in
the study and practice of heraldry and allied subjects in
Scotland and overseas. It is not necessary to possess a coat of
arms to join the Society, but many members are either armigerous
or intend to petition for a Grant or Matriculation of Arms at
some stage in the future.
Members of the Society are of all ages and
scattered around the world. Our members are interested in all
aspects of armoury, some being actively and professionally
engaged in heraldic arts and crafts or in academic research.