Council Coat of Arms

Our Coat of Arms

The City of Edinburgh Council Coat of ArmsThe City of Edinburgh Council was formally granted its coat of arms in 1732. The Coat of Arms for the City of Edinburgh Council is based on the castle which has long been a symbol for Edinburgh. You can download the description of the Coat of Arms, its various elements and their meanings below.

Guidelines for use

There are rules in place for using the Coat of Arms and you must ask us first before using any part of it.   

It is not for general use by other organisations or citizens even if they are within the city. 

If you wish to use our Coat of Arms, please send an email.  

communications@edinburgh.gov.uk

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