Queen's local kirk in Edinburgh back to its best as coat of arms restored

Painstaking work to restore a 300-year-old royal coat of arms on the Queen's local kirk in Edinburgh has been completed.

The kirk's coat of arms has been restored.

Canongate Kirk was surrounded by scaffolding when the Queen was welcomed by Reverend Neil Gardner during her annual stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in June.She was pictured pointing up at the 17th century building as it underwent renovation, including the repainting of the coat of arms.The intricate work, carried out by Nevin of Edinburgh painters and decorators, was required to follow standards set by the Court of the Lord Lyon, which regulates heraldry in Scotland and involved the delicate application of gold leaf.

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The kirk's coat of arms has been restored.