Talk:Lerwick Town Hall (Heraldry)
I wonder about the COA labelled 'Greece', to me it looks more like the Saltire, the flag of Scotland, reputedly the second oldest European flag (after Denmark). The saltire would seem more likely in this context, but who knows ?Heimdal 19:33, 28 January 2007 (GMT)
- Heimdal, you are absolutely right, but that's only one of the mysteries of the official description, most of it based in the "comments on them from the Lord Lyon King of Arms" as the official brochure has it. Other problems are obviously based in "artist impressions". But it is as funny to see the small shield with the red cross referred to as "Milan or Padua or Genoa" as is the red cross with black borderline set to the cross on the bigger shield. The small one is definetly England, the big one is Genoa. I will add comments on all of them and probably show "new arrangement" which will make more sence. ;-) Please wait a couple of days ;-) Islandhopper 01:51, 29 January 2007 (GMT)
Heimdal, now we have something to discuss ... ;-) se article Islandhopper 12:34, 29 January 2007 (GMT)
St Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece (and indeed Russia). I think you are best going to FOTW and asking about this. --Pett 11:31, 20 April 2012 (MDT)
Bishop Tulloch's coat of arms
Bishop William Tulloch's coat of arms is described here:
about half way down. The description matches the image shown here, so I think you can confidently assume this is his. AndrewRT 16:37, 13 April 2012 (MDT)
- This article is most puzzling. On the face of it, Islandhopper appears to be providing material from an official guide, together with his own interesting contributions. When delving a bit deeper, however, things become more mysterious. I went to the Town Hall today and purchased their guide book. Written by Charlie Simpson and dated 2008, it does indeed have a section on the various coats of arms including images of them all (individually) and diagrams indicating location on the ceiling. Where things get weird is that the numbering is completely different to Islandhoppers, the locations are different, and many of the attributions are also different from those reported in the article. Indeed, in the book all the shields are identified, whereas several are listed by the article as being unknown. Having said that, there appears to be real problems with several of both the book's attributions and those of Islandhopper. Interestingly one of the actual shields is different! Shield number 4 of the article has been replaced in the guidebook by the modern Shetland flag. I'm going to have to have a yarn with Charlie on the matter to see what's going on.
- With respect to the Tulloch arms, the guidebook does list them as belonging to said bishop.
- EM 09:49, 20 April 2012 (MDT)