LINLITHGOW (Linlithgowshire). The entry in Lyon Register is as follows: — The Royall Burgh of Linlithgow gives for Ensignes Armoriall, Azur, the figur of the Arch-Angell Michaell, with winges expanded Tredding on ye bellie of a Serpent lying with its taill nowed fess-ways in base all argent, the head of which he is pearceing through with a Spear in his dexter hand, and grasping with his sinister ane Inescutcheon charged with the Royall Armes of Scotland. The Motto being " Collocet in Ccelis nos omnes vis Michailis." The reverse is. Or, a greyhound bitch sable chained to an oak-tree within a lock proper.
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