Orkney Islands

Orkney Islands Symbols

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:

    Flag of Orkney Islands

  • 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"
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