Royal arms of Scotland
|Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom for use in Scotland|
Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom used outside Scotland
Version used by the Government
Version used by the Government in Scotland
|Armiger||Elizabeth II in Right of the United Kingdom|
|Crest||A lion gules, royally crowned and standing on the Scottish crown;|
|Escutcheon||Quarterly: 1 and 4 Scotland, 2 England, 3 Ireland; quarters for England and Scotland are exchanged in England.|
|Supporters||A silver unicorn and a golden lion each supporting a national flag|
|Motto||Latin: Nemo me impune lacessit|
|Orders||Order of the Thistle|
|Use||On all Acts of the Scottish Parliament; various government departments; adapted for the reverse of some coins of the pound sterling|
The Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently King Charles III. These arms are used by the King in his official capacity as monarch of the United Kingdom, and are officially known as his Arms of Dominion. Different versions are used by other members of the Royal Family; and by the British Government in connection with the administration and government of the country. In Scotland, the Queen has a separate version of the Royal Arms, a variant of which is used by the Scotland Office.
The shield is quartered, depicting in the first and fourth quarters the three passant guardant lions of England; in the second, the rampant lion and double tressure fleury-counter-fleury of Scotland; and in the third, a harp for Ireland.
The version used by the government doe not have the helmet or lion, the version used by the government in Scotland does not have the lion or "In Defens" motto.