Scottish Borders Coat of Arms
Azure; a saltire argent, surmounted, at the fess point, by an escutcheon gules, fimbriated or, charged with four barrulets wavy argent between, in chief, a salmon naiana rtam’s head cabossed proper; a bordure counter comp;any azure and argentand, in base, supporters - dexter, a Border knight proper, wearing thigh boots sable, spurred or, a breast plate and helmet proper, girt with a sword, his dexter arm flexed at the elbow, the hand grasping a spear paleways, also proper, and, sinister, a unicorn argent, armed, maned and unguled or, and gorged of a collar gules, pendent therefrom an oval badge azure, fimbriated or, charged with a saltire argent.
The bearings, apart from the Area Council coronet, are a 're-grant' of the pre 1996 Borders Regional Council's (less the Regional Council coronet), which were new to Scottish civic heraldry and made no references to other arms. Community Councils with bearings - Coldstream, Duns, Eyemouth, Galashiels and Langlee, Hawick, Innerleithen, Traquair and Glen, Jedburgh, Kelso, Lauderdale, Melrose, Peebles and District, Selkirk and District.
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