Kincardine Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms for Kincardine.

These are the arms of the Kincardine County Council, I cannot find arms for the County of Kincardineshire.

The arms were granted in 1927, the motto is 'Laus Deo' (Praise to God), taken from the arms of the Viscount of Arbuthnott, as the 14th Viscount was Lord Lieutenant of the County.

The arms show in the upper part the sword, crown and sceptre of Scotland, and in the base Dunottar Castle. The arms refer to a very important event in Scottish history. In 1651 William Keith, the 6th Earl Marischal, took the Scottosh regalia to Dunottar Castle for safekeeping against the army of Oliver Cromwell. The castle was subsequently besieged and the changes of holding the castle were slim. The castle governor, George Ogilvy of Barras and the minister of nearby Kinneff parish, James Granger, mananged to smuggle the regalia out of the castle and buried them under the floor of the parish church. They remained there safely until restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

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