Saturday, 10 June 2017

Heraldry Exhibition, Glasgow, October 1st - 3rd 2017


150 Years ago today

James Baird of Auchmeddan, whose ancestor reputedly rescued King William thr Lion from a wild boar, was granted arms 150 years ago today.


Happy International Heraldry Day!

Today, June 1oth is International Heraldry Day 2017: wear and do something Heraldic!


Sunday, 28 May 2017

Programme for 2017-2018

The Heraldry Society of Scotland's Programme for 2017-2018

The 40th Year

All lectures take place in the Royal Scots Club, 30 Abercromby Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6QE unless otherwise marked.

Saturday, 30th September 2017
"Heraldry of the post Reformation Roman Catholic Bishops"
Dr David Bertie

Sunday 1st October - Tuesday 3rd October - Exhibition of Heraldic Art, Trades Hall, Glasgow

Saturday, 28th October 2017
"Heraldry in Jamaica"
Duncan Sutherland

Saturday, 2nd December 2017          
St Andrew Lecture
2.00pm
“Teaching Heraldry to an Edwardian child”
Very Rev. Allan Maclean of Dochgarroch

St.  Andrew Dinner
7.00pm for 7.45pm
Guest Speaker:  To be confirmed

Saturday, 27th January, 2018
"Heraldry, Genetics and Family Law: Considering reform in light of The Baronetcy of Pringle of Stichill"
Dr Gillian Black, School of Law, University of Edinburgh.

Saturday, 24th February, 2018
“Alexander Galloway- a remarkable Aberdeen Cleric with a Taste for Heraldry”
Charles Burnett, Esq., President Emeritus

Saturday, 31st March 2018
“Living heraldry and the Kate Kennedy Procession”
Mark Dennis, Ormond Pursuivant of Arms

April/May
Society Excursion to be confirmed                            

Saturday, 26th May 2018
11.00am AK Bell Library Theatre, Perth      
Programme to be confirmed

2.00pm     Annual General Meeting                                                 



New chairman elected

At the Annual General Meeting in Perth today, there were some elections, all uncontested, so the new Committee is:
Chairman: Dr. Beverly Bergman.
Treasurer: Stuart Emerson.
Secretary: Alan Watson.
Social Secretary: Edward Mallinson.
Editor: Prof. James Floyd.
Membership Secretary: Liam Devlin
Webmaster (co-opted): John Duncan

North America Delegate: Donald Draper Campbell
Committee Members:
Ian Shepherd.
Dr. David Bertie.
Mark Hamid.
Colin Russell
Philip Tibbetts.
Here is the new Chairman with Vice-President Snawdoun Herald, who chaired the election section of the meeting with great eloquence and efficiency.
Beverly gave a most interesting address as to her very interesting plans and hopes for the Society, including updating parts of the Constitution to comply with current guidelines. She also paid a fulsome tribute to her predecessor, Alex Maxwell Findlater.


Friday, 26 May 2017

Lord Lyon grants Arms to Angus MacLeod

The Lord Lyon has granted arms to Angus Donald MacLeod. The artist is Annette Reed.


New Lyon Commission

The Lord Lyon commissions Michael Todd McAlpin as Commander of the Name McAlpine. The Family Convention was held in 2016.