It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
The dome, the chair, and the stained glass window were not the only displays of trades/guild heraldry in the Trades Hall in Glasgow. The following are some of the depictions of the arms of the guilds that can be found in the various rooms there.
Each one has the trade named in the scroll above the shield, and the motto of that trade in the scroll beneath the shield.
(I apologize that a couple of the pictures are slightly out of focus. I was shooting indoors without a flash, and the auto-focus didn't always quite catch the image as sharply as it is supposed to. Still, I'm happy that so many did turn out so well.)