Clan Leadership

Clan Commander
Richard Holman Baird
of Rickarton, Ury, and Lochwood
Clan Chief
Currently Vacant*
Currently Vacant*

* The Lord Lyon recognizes the position of Chief of the Names and Arms. This designation is typically seen as the requirement to be a Clan Chief.   The Sir James Baird of Auchmedden registered as Chief of the Name and Arms in 1672. To learn more about the process please see the Heraldry section. His last known heir, using the Baird surname, to use the undifferenced Arms based on historical documents was John Baird of Walham Green, the son of William Baird, 7th of Auchmedden. To learn more about this, please see the members section.

Clan Chieftains
Richard Ian Holman Baird of Rickarton, Ury and Lochwood
Heir of Auchmedden
Andrew Baird
of Newbyth
(Sir Charles Baird of Newbyth has given over to Andrew for all Clan activities.  Sir Charles lives in Australia)
Sir James Baird of Saughtonhall, Bt.
Henry Douglas William Baird of Durris
(Douglas' father has given over to him for all Clan activities.  His father lives in Australia.)

The designation of Chieftain represents the head of a significant branch or families within a clan. Typically this designation is indicated by the chief and not by the Lord Lyon.  With the current Vacant role of the Chief, the society currently recognizes the territorialy designated and amigerous heir of  historically promient Scottish Families as Chieftain in accordance with the practice of other Clan Societies. To learn more, please see Heraldry

Clan Armigers
Dr. Kenneth Baird

Richard Ian Holman Baird of Rickarton, Ury and Lochwood

Lieutenant-General Sir James Parlane Baird, KBE

Clan Armigers are those that have matricaluated arms from the Lord Lyon. In cases where the armiger has passed away, the last known heir to the arms are listed here. This list will be updated as new armigers matriculate arms. Armigers are entitled to wear their own crest without the Strap and Buckle.   To learn more, please see Heraldry

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