Heraldry uses a specific language which allows for a clear verbal description which those with heraldic knowledge anywhere in the world will be able to interpret into a pictorial version. It is this verbal description, or blazon, which determines the design of the Arms and in Volume 1 of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland there are very few pictorial renderings of blazons.
Colours or metals:-
|Or||Gold or Yellow|
|Argent||Silver or White|
|Ermine||White with black 'tails'|
|Erminois||Gold with black 'tails'|
Ordinaries or charges:-