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
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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