Orkney Islands Symbols
Note: Because the Orkney Islands are a council area of Scotland they have very few national symbols of their own. Therefore some of the following symbols are that of Scotland.
- Animal: Unicorn
- Bird: Golden Eagle (unofficial)
- Coat of Arms:
- Coat of Arms: The coat of arms of the Orkney Islands was adopted on March 3, 1975, and is composed of a unicorn and Dexter holding onto a shield.
Divided into two sections, the red section of the shield contains a lion rampant (symbolic of Norway) while the blue depicts the Clan Sinclair ship.
Below the shield the motto, "Boreas domus mare amicus," is displayed on a white ribbon.
- Flag of Orkney Islands
- Flower: Thistle
- Motto: "Boreas domus mare amicus"