The Heraldry Guild

The Heraldry guild was set up to be a colourful attraction to the Historic Saltire’s camp. The display boards take you through the rules of Heraldry starting with the basic tinctures and then divisions of the field. The Bannockburn boards, one for the English and one for the Scots, show real heraldic devices carried by Knights in attendance at that battle. In the years after the Scottish wars of Independence, Heraldry changed to become more elaborate with Crests, Supporters and mottos added. We also see the introduction of Hatchments and Marshalling, however these are not yet featured in the guild as the Saltire focuses on the Scottish wars of independence. (And I haven’t had time to make them yet!)

Check out the video below for more info: