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The Stewart Gathering 2015

We invite all Stewarts to a Stewart Gathering at Ballone Castle, nr Tain in the Highlands.

Book now form here. Here are a few pictures of last year's fun


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 Newsletter

Have you got a family announcement you want to put in the June newsletter or an event or a Highland Games or exhibition happening between June and December 2015 - that you think other Stewarts would be interested in?

Please let us know. Contact the Secretary on 0131 220 4512 or email

The Gordon Stewart Memorial Competition

Are you a piper? Do you know any pipers?

The Gordon Stewart Memorial Competition is open to all. You do not need to be a Stewart to enter.

Entries close on 30th June 2015. You must write short original piping composition.
There is a prize of £300 for the winning composition to be presented at the Stewart Gathering in August at Ballone, Ross shire.
For more details on how to enter the competition and in what form to present your composition please contact the National Piping Centre, Glasgow

St Andrew's Stewart Bursars 2014/15

St Andrew's Stewart Bursars 2014/15

The St Andrew's Bursars with Lachlan Stewart, President, Lorna Milne. Vice Principal, St Andrews, Lord Stewart.

The Stewart Society Benevolent Fund supports Stewart students at St Andrew's University with a small grant each year. These are the bursars from this academic year..
Small grants may be available for Stewart students at other universities as well seeking to further their studies through travel or other means.

Please apply for further details to the Secretary

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The next Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Council of the Stewart Society will be at 5 pm on Friday 21st August 2015

2015 Stewart Gathering 21-23 August

We invite all Stewarts to a Stewart Gathering at Ballone Castle, nr Tain in the Highlands.

Friday 21st August
The Stewart Society AGM and the informal President's reception

Saturday 22nd August
A visit to Culloden - and lunch at the new visitors' centre.

Arran Johnston, a historian of the '45 will give us an exclusive talk on Culloden

Highland Games for all; traditional Scottish music; a ceilidh and dinner.
Here are some pictures of last year. Gathering 2014 gallery

Family tickets and young people's tickets available. Book now here

A service at Tain will round off the weekend at 2.30 on Sunday

Please contact the Secretary if you would like hard copy of the booking form or a list of possible accommodation.

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 genelogical 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 with the Secretary by email or call 0131 220 4512

Useful Links

Looking for your Stewart ancestors? Try these links first.

Family Lines - useful links

Want to know more about the history of tartan?

The history of tartan