While every effort is made to answer queries within two working days, it is regretted that responses may take up to two weeks at certain times of the year. If the subject matter is of a more urgent nature, it is recommended that enquiries be made by letter to the address above. tel: +44 (0)131 556 7255

Where we are

The Lyon Court is situated in West Register St, Edinburgh, opposite Waverley Station, on the first floor of New Register House, a 19th century building designed by Robert Matheson to fit behind the Neo-Classical General Register House designed by Robert Adam. Address for correspondance: Court of the Lord Lyon HM New Register House Edinburgh EH1 3YT
The Court and Office of the Lord Lyon (known more simply as “the Lyon Court” although only truly a court when Lyon is acting in his judicial capacity) is the heraldic authority for Scotland and Scots living overseas. The Lyon Court deals with all matters relating to Scottish Heraldry and Coats of Arms, and maintains the Scottish Public Registers of Arms and Genealogies. The Lord Lyon King of Arms is also responsible for State Ceremonial in Scotland.                                       
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The Court of the Lord Lyon