At oo:15 on the morning of Wednesday 7th December my very dear friend Romilly Squire “of Rubislaw” departed this earth.
I have known Romilly for a great may years have enjoyed his hospitality almost every time I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Edinburgh; he was always hospitable, entertaining and, especially in our many discussions on heraldry, most knowledgeable and well informed. His humour was finely tuned and always used to the very best effect resulting in his company being second to none.
A founder member, Fellow and former Chairman of the Heraldry Society of Scotland, he was a very well known and respected heraldist with close links to the Court of the Lord Lyon both as a former heraldic artist to the Court and latterly with a special licence to appear before the Court and submit petitions on behalf of his clients (something which was unique to him). He had great pleasure in serving as Secretary to the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs for over 25 years, a position which allowed him to provide advice to many of Scotland’s families and clans. He was also co-author of the “Scottish Clan and Family Encyclopedia”.
Romilly, you will be greatly missed.
PS … he also loved dressing up!