A Ball of the Clans
The Association of Highland clans and Societies - which the Stewart Society is part of is planning a ball of all the clans in Inverness in late October/early November 2016. If you are interested in attending or finding out more information please contact the Secretary.
Bannockburn Genetic Genealogy Project
Using traditional genealogy, historical context and DNA analysis The University of Strathclyde provided some very interesting results relating to individuals who share the same common ancestor - including Walter, the High Steward. Read more about the Bannockburn Genetic Genealogy Project and how to go about your own DNA test.
The project is particularly interested in documented descedants of Robert II, Robert III, James II & James V who would be interested in taking a DNA test . More information on on what to do in The Stewarts 2015.
Stewart Gathering 2016 - 15-17 July
The Annual Gathering of the Stewart Society will be in Aubigny sur Nere in the Loir et Cher region of France. Aubigny is often called the city of the Stuarts because of its many links with the Stewarts so it seems only fitting that we should visit.
Booking forms will be out soon. The Secretary has a list of accommodation. Please think about booking accommodation soon as possible since Aubigny is a small place. Travelling from the UK - either driving & ferry or flying to Paris-Orly, Val de Tours or Poitiers and hiring a car.
Stewart Highland Games & Ceilidh Saturday 6th August 2016
The popular family Highland Games will be back at Ballone Castle in the Highlands next year. We hope that many of you will join us there again. We will also be hosting a ceilidh in the evening. Tickets will be on sale soon.
St Andrew's Stewart Bursars 2014/15
On Tuesday 24th November 2015 we met the new bursars for 2015/16 and we would like to welcome them to the Stewart Society. Their picture will be on here soon.
The St Andrew's Bursars for 2014/15 are with Lachlan Stewart, President of the Stewart Society , Lorna Milne. Vice Principal, St Andrews, & Lord Stewart from the Council of the Stewart Society.
The Stewart Society Benevolent Fund supports Stewart students at St Andrew's University with a small grant each year.
Small grants may also be available for Stewart students at other universities seeking to further their studies through travel or other means. Please apply for further details to the Secretary
The next Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Council of the Stewart Society will be on the 11th April 2016 at 5.30pm at 53 George St, Edinburgh
The Stewart Gathering 2016
The Gathering will be in Aubigny sur Nere in France on the 15-17th July 2016 to coincide with the Fete Franco-Ecossaises in Aubigny.
We will tour Aubigny and see the many places with connections with the Stuarts, the Chateau of the Darnley Stuarts- Chateau de la Verrerie, enjoy some of the excellent local food and wine, enjoy the fete, and we have also been invited to take part in the grand parade - look out your best kilts! on the Sunday 17th.
If you have any questions please contact the Secretary.
The Stewart Society Library
The Society has an extensive library of books, artefacts and papers related to the Stuarts/Stewarts and Scottish history as well as genealogical research at our offices in George St, Edinburgh.
We would be very happy to see you here and the library is available to any member by appointment. Please let me know if you looking for anything in particular in advance so I can look it out! Make an appointment with the Secretary by email or call 0131 220 4512