Richard Holman-Baird, Commander of Clan Baird

Richard Holman-Baird of Rickarton, Ury, and Lochwood was named Commander of Clan Baird in August 2019 by the Lord Lyon King of Arms.

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.

Top:  Richard at Glendessary

Left: Richard on his estate of Rickarton, near Stonehaven

Bottom: Richard is also a Queen's Archer  forming part of her bodyguard when she visits Scotland.


Left: Richard's family,

Daughter Amelia, Richard, Daughter Louise, Son-in-Law Christoper Murray, Wife Polly and Son Angus.

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 hard with the other family line Chieftains to bring us all together once again, for the first time since the 1200's.

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