NEWS

Here's the latest news from our Society Members:

November 2021

The Clan Baird Scotland Gathering is scheduled for August 5 to 7,2022, marking the Society's 50th Anniversary Jubilee Tour. Each family will set up their travel plans and see the things they have always wanted to, then we will converge on Aboyne, Scotland for our meetings and the Aboyne Highland Games on August 6th.

Armstrong Clan Association has announced its Gathering for ​Friday 17 through Sunday 19 June, 2022. The host site is the Sure Hotel, Annan Rd, Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway.

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Clan Cameron announced this walking stick has recently been gifted to the West Highland Museum. It is believed to have belonged to the legendary John Cameron, the famous drover known locally as "Corriechoille" (1780 - 1856). Learn more here.

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Clan Cochrane in North America reported that Smithsonian Museum posted the cover storyWhen Jackie Cochran Flew This Jet, She Broke All Kind of Barriers.” The article noted that on August 24, 1961, 55-year-old Jacqueline Cochran flew this Northrop two-seat, twin-engine supersonic trainer, the T-38 Talon. The jet is not being renovated.

Carnegie Clan Society reported that November 10 is the anniversary of the Marquis of Montrose to a Carnegie from here, Christian, who was the daughter of the Earl of Southesk. This is his wedding portrait painted in 1702. Montrose was was arguably one of Scotland's finest military minds.

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Clan Forbes Society reports that Scribner has published a new book “The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes And the Unwritten History of the Trans Experience” by Zoë Playdon. Learn more about Sir Ewan Forbes of Craigievar here.

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Clan Baird Remembrance Day 2021. On November 11th at the 11th hour and 11th minute, Commander Richard, the Clan Baird Society Piper in Scotland, Adam Cadmarteri, with several of our members, Corinne Cox, Phil Cox, Robert Lamb Watson Watson, Isobel Watson, Ross and Doreen Baird, Philip Mills-Bishop, and community members Fiona, Margaret, Jane, and Ruth, gathered at the Baird Aisle of the Auld Kirk of New Aberdour (also known as Auld Saint Drostan's Aberdour Beach).

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