Caithness Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms for Caithness.

The arms were granted in 1935 and show a Viking longship, as the medieval history of the region is very much influenced by the Vikings. In the 11th century the region became part of the Jarldom of Orkney, one of the most influential parts of the Norwegian Kingdom. The region remained under Viking influence for more than 300 years. The black raven was an important badge for the Vikings.

The IBD Home Page and each IBD County Page has or will have (where possible) the relevant Coat of Arms. This is made possible thanks to a fantastic heraldry website called the International Civic Heraldry Website. Sometimes a description is not given due to lack of information, so if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. You may visit this superb site by using the link below.

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