The Order of the Thistle

6:00 pm 25 February 2022 Zoom

An examination of the Order of the Thistle and the heraldry thereof.

Elizabeth Roads Roads was appointed Carrick Pursuivant in 1992 and promoted to Snowdoun Herald in 2010, and she retired from being an officer of arms in 2021.

She first became involved with the Order of the Thistle when she started work in Lyon Office in 1975 and has since been involved with the administration and archives of the Order. She was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Order in 2008 and Secretary of the Thistle in early 2014. In 2010 she was editor of a book to celebrate the centenary of the Thistle Chapel.

Elizabeth is a former Chairman of the Scottish Records Association and has served as Honorary Treasurer of the Scottish Record Society. She was President of the Old Edinburgh Club and was involved in the establishment of ScotlandsPeople. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.