Oath

 

High Constables bear a natural allegiance to their Sovereign. They hod a quasi-judicial office an in bygone centuries were charged with maintaining law and order in the locality. As such a High Constbale is required to swear an Oath of Allegiance.

The Oath which is sworn in front of the rpovost of Perth and Kinross District Council, is as follows;

"I do Swear that I will be Faithful and Bear true Allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Her Heirs and Successors according to Law. And I further Swear that I will well and truly Serve our Sovereign Lady Queen Elizabeth in the Office of High Constable of the City of Perth and will Loyally and Faithfully perform the duties of that Office and will do Right to all Manner of People after the Laws and Usages of this Realm, without Fear or Favour, Affection or Ill-will. So help me GOD."

   
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