Yvonne Holton (BA Hons) FGA DGA FRSA

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1959. Educated at St Margaret’s School for Girls, Aberdeen BA (Hons) in Art and Design and a post-graduate year specialising in silversmithing 1977 – 1982. 1982 – 1990 jewellery designer and book illustrator. Gained the position of Herald Painter in Scotland at the Court of the Lord Lyon 2005 and appointed as Dingwall Pursuivant of Arms in 2011.

Design awards and important commissions include:
Design for a plate to be included in the Downing Street Silver Collection.
Responsible for the design of the mace for the Lord Lyon King of Arms. Winner of a limited design competition run by the Royal Mint for a £2 coin to mark the 300th Anniversary of the Act of Union between Scotland and England in 2007. Designer of the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court’s emblem






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Lamb Family Coat of Arms

The Blazon per Fess, Argent and Vert, a barrulet wavy Azure between a herring drifter Sable in chief and 3 lambs gambolling Argent in base. The bottom half is to do with my maiden name which was Lamb.

These Arms are a first in Lyon’s Registers for 2 reasons. This is the first recording of a herring drifter and also a first in terms of the Blazon which describes the lambs as gambolling. Normally they are paschal or holy lambs.

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