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THE BARON-BAILLIE

THE CAP OF JUSTICE

A photo of the Baron-Baillie of Canongate depicts him wearing a cocked hat worn fore and aft in the fashion of the great Duke of Wellington as opposed to the athwartships style of Napolean.
The Baron-Baillie of Easter Moncrieffe matriculated arms with a cap "Vert, doubled Or, stringed Vert and environed of two guards Or".

THE ROBE

This is can be a black legal gown with a one-and-a half inch strip blue-black velvet on the sleeves and down the front.
Alternatively a red robe similar to the bailies of burghs may be worn.

MEDAL OF OFFICE

The medal should not be more than two inches in diameter and hangs eight inches from the neck on a light silver chain. The medal itself has at the centre the crest or shield of the barony encircled with a description of the office e.g. "The Baron-Baillie of Canongate." This is ensigned with a chapeau.


THE BARON-SERGEANT

THE ELLWAND

A white Ellwand (Wand of Piece) with black ends is the main symbol of office and should be an ell in length. An ell is an old Scots measure of about 37". It may have the arms or badge of the barony on the upper end.

A court of regality has a wand 27 inches long, half red and half white.

If the officer is prevented from carrying out his duty he is deforced and ceremoniously breaks his wand, in the presence of witnesses. For this purpose the wand may have a screwed joint in the centre. Alternatively a plain dowel can be used as a cheaper substitute for the symbolic act.

HORN

This horn was used to summon attention and fence the court.