Pupils have been told to start raising £1,800 after parents voted to keep the school badge at the centre of a heraldry dispute with the country’s Lord Lyon.
Children at Craigie Primary in Perth had discovered they were breaking an ancient law on heraldic design.
Parents were surveyed and asked if they wanted to avoid the bill by changing the school crest.
They voted overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the current design and now pupils have to raise the cash.
Head teacher Lesley Gibson told parents more than 70% had voted to keep the heraldic design and said: “Our legal team have been fully involved in supporting us through discussions with Lord Lyon’s office.
“We can still use any item that already has the logo on it – eg sweatshirts, bookbags, etc – we just cannot order new items displaying the logo until the registration fee is paid.”
It is understood the disputed crest has been worn by pupils at the school since the 1950s.
Craigie Primary has contravened the Lord Lyon King of Arms Act 1672, by failing to register its badge.
Under the Act, any organisation with a badge classed as “a heraldic device with an outline” must register its shield of arms with the Public Register of Arms and Bearings in Scotland, for a fee.