Edinburgh: St Giles' Cathedral Church of Scotland, Clerestory

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Royal Arms of Scotland, Unicorn Supporter

Window of three trefoil-headed lights.

This window depicts The Coat of Arms of the Duke of Hamilton, the Hereditary Keeper of Holyrood (light 1)the Royal Arms of Scotland with the Unicorn Supporter (light 2) and a depiction of the legend of the founding of Holyrood Abbey by David I.

(Erected by) The High Constables and Guard of Honour of Holyrood House.

Lancet 1:
‘Thomas Drubrough: Moderator’
‘Thomas Carmichael: Vice Moderator’

Lancet 2:
‘The Duke of Hamilton Hereditary Keeper, J Auldio Jamieson Depurty Keeper, Alexander Ross Bailie of Holdyrood’

Lancet 3:
‘George A. Panton: Treasury’
‘Robert Darling: Secretary’

This window was installed in 1883.

James Ballantine and Son: (James: 1808-1877, Alexander: 1841-1906, James: 1878-1940) The founder James, was born in Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to a house-painter as a young man and had few advantages in the way of education. He later campaigned for the education of apprentices beyond the craft/trade they were learning. He also mixed paints as a young man for David Roberts, a scenic artist at the Theatre Royal. He continued by apprenticing in Stained Glass and established his own business with George Allan in 1837. James was out spoken in leading the Stained Glass design aesthetic in Scotland and was incredibly prolific. His son Alexander took over the firm in 1877, he then trained his son James, who took over the firm in 1906.


Related Records:  
Who: James Ballantine and Son (Firm/Company)
What: Church of Scotland
Where: High Kirk of Edinburgh
High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE
When: 01/07/2012 (photograph taken)
1883 (installed)
Resource Rights Holder: Scottish Stained Glass Trust and Symposium
Record ID: 000-000-768-012-C
Project Ref:
Material: Glass, Lead, Paint, Stain
Dimensions: Aprox 1.5 x 0.5m each
Subject/Keywords: Duke of Hamilton, Unicorn, David I, Coat of Arms, High Constables, Holyrood House
Event: The High Constables and Guard of Honour of Holyrood House (Donated by)
Photographer: Elisa Conesa Martinez