Richard Holman-Baird, of Rickarton, Ury and Lochwood
Commander of Clan Baird
This appointment was made a few weeks after our Family Convention (the first in more than 200 years) at St. Leonard's Hall, The University of Edinburgh, on August 5th, 2019. Richard was overwhelmingly elected by the leaders of the family in attendance. We had 73 family members there from all over the world.
Left: Richard's family,
Daughter Amelia, Richard, Daughter Louise, Son-in-Law Christopher Murray, Wife Polly and Son Angus.
Above: Richard at Glendessary
Left: Richard on his estate of Rickarton, near Stonehaven
Below: Richard is also a Queen's Archer forming part of her bodyguard when she visits Scotland.
The Family Gathering at St. Leonard's Hall, University of Edinburgh, 5 August 2019. The first Family Gathering sanctioned by the Lord Lyon in more than 200 years.
Richard was overwhelmingly elected as our Commander and he is working diligently with the other family line Chieftains to bring us all together once again, for the first time since the 1200's. Richard is particularly able in leading us, owning the final Baird Estate in Scotland, and being from the Cambusnethan-Gartsherrie branch of Bairds, which is the original Lanarkshire line from whence most historians agree all the Scottish Bairds began.