LION RAMPANT GULES ( red) is the royal
charge of Scottish kings forover 800
years, first used by William I, King
of Scotland, 1165-1214. Holding in his
DEXTER (right) paw, A THISTLE, PROPER
(natural colours) the thistle is the
flower of Scotland.
Upon, A FLEUR-DE-LIS, COUNTER/CHARGED,
OR,PURPURE (gold, purple) the fleure-de-lis
is the royal charge of France, symbolizing
the "auld" alliance between
France and Scotland, and in more modern
times a recognized symbol of New Orleans.
All supported by a WREATH, OR, PURPURE,
on a field VERT (green). The livery
colours of New Orleans have long been
green, purple, and gold, established
by the school of design, otherwise known
as Rex, King of Carnival, founded in
1872. All is encircled by a belt (brown),
with the name of the society engraved
in OR (gold).