A statement from our Commander Richard, concerning the death of Prince Phillip earlier this morning.
"You will be aware of the very sad news concerning the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
No words are adequate to reflect our admiration for his dedication and service to Great Britain and his support of HM The Queen over seven decades. His sense of that duty never wavered but it was allied to the keenest of minds, ever curious and capable of great vision. Innumerable important causes and charities, here and overseas, owe an immense debt to his patronage, energy and wise counsel. Mingling with his blend of forthright expression and humour ran constant kindness and consideration for others.
We should cherish always, the memory of a truly great man with gratitude, affection and the profoundest respect."
Our Society's Purpose
It is our mission to bring the diasporic Clan Baird back together as a unified family, to support Scotland and Scottish culture, educate others about Scottish life, preserve and restore Clan Baird artifacts and sites in Scotland, protect all things Scottish, as well as encourage others to do the same.
As a registered and incorporated charity, we are a part of the wider official Scottish Associations,
operating according to their time-honored traditions and statutes.
This is a recording of the Baird's of Auchmedden March, written by Bert Richardson of the Moffat Pipe Band and played by June Nelson of Edinburgh, his last student. We hope you enjoy listening.
Join Clan Baird Society Today
You will learn about the history and heritage of Clan Baird; trace your genealogy with your cousins around the world; connect with other members in the Clan Baird Community; and join with members in events, tours and gatherings. Membership dues are used to fund our Baird tents at festivals all over the world, and to produce and publish the Gryphon Newsletter (which is one of the best in the Scottish Clan world), as well as support the wider Scottish Clan Associations through advertising in their publications. Our individual membership dues have not changed in price since 1986. You do not have to join any Society to be a part of Clan Baird, you are a member of Clan Baird by birth or loyalty, but membership in the Society helps us all get back to our roots and Scotland, and gives you many opportunities to be a part of the incorporated charities and official Scottish Clan Associations around the world.
Please be aware that there are some falsehoods out there about our membership dues. You are and always will be a part of Clan Baird. If you only fill out the "Contact Form" and send, you have registered as a Clan Baird Member and have been added to our Clan list. There are no dues for that, you are a Baird and we are glad to have you with us.
If you want to be a member of the Society, then you pay dues. Those dues go to pay for festival tent fees and the publication of the Gryphon Newsletters. We have not had a dues increase since 1986 because your Board very carefully managed those funds. We appreciate your helping us in this way.
We could not do all the work we do around the world without those dues.
Find Your Roots and Family:
Discover the Rewards of a Being a Clan Society Member
The Oldest and Largest Clan Baird Society
With almost 50 years of existence, the Clan Baird Society is the largest Baird society. It is the only Society with a Global footprint with members in Scotland, the UK, Australia, Canada, the US, and South America.
Support Baird Historical and Archeological studies
The only Baird society that currently supports Baird Historical and Archealogical studies
Cutting Edge Initiatives
The Clan Baird is a supporter of the Baird DNA project and provides help and assistance through private donations to test family lines to aid genealogy.
A Place to Contribute
Join the Society to meet others, learn about Baird Traditions and History, and contribute by helping others. The Baird Society is always looking for people who want to be actively engaged to serve in leadership roles.
Free Genealogy Support
Members experience free genealogy support from Clan Society Genealogists to help trace ancestors and a community of people who may be part of their Baird line, with whom to discuss their work.
Support Scottish Culture through the Baird College Scholarship
As a member, help support Scottish Culture through the Baird College Scholarship that helps students in college study Scottish History, Culture, and Gaelic Language.
A video of our Commander Richard Baird of Rickarton, Ury, and Lochwood, placing a wreath on the Baird tombs at St. Drostans' on the old Auchmedden Estate. The COVID rules observed service on Remembrance Day was planned by Corinne and Phil Cox (Phil is a Beard) and the Clan Baird Scotland piper, Adam Cadmarteri. We appreciate Richard, Corinne, Phil, and Adam all taking part in the service honoring the WW I and WW II war dead as well as all the Bairds buried at the Kirk.