Registration number 20190211B
This certifies that the heraldic arms of David Arthur Douglas are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below
Arms: The colour scheme is borrowed from the ancient arms of the chief of the Douglas family, of which Dr. Douglas a proud and active member. In this version, one five-pointed star is replaced with a six-pointed Star of David, a reference to Dr. Douglas' first name and to his Jewish faith. The Bronze Age oil lamp, of which Dr. Douglas is an avid collector, represents education and his voluntary service to the Bet Sefer School. The chevron division evokes the light of knowledge piercing the darkness of ignorance. Its resemblance to a carpenter or mason?s square alludes to Mr. Douglas' long career in the furniture manufacturing industry and his membership in a Masonic lodge.
Crest: The salamander, a mythical beast impervious to fire, is borrowed from the Douglas family badge. Figuratively, its resistance to flame alludes to Dr. Douglas' wife's career in the field of infection control, and its colour to her maiden name, Goldman. The salamander is depicted with wings to refer to the couple's love of travel.
Dr. David Arthur Douglas