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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 next year in late October/early November. 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.

Have you renewed your membership for 2016?

It's easy to do online here or you can pay by credit card or a cheque (UK, US and Australia only).

If you are a UK member then have you thought about paying by standing order? Download a form here.

Please contact the Secretary if you have any problems.

The Stewart Society Newsletter

The winter newsletter will be out very soon. Have you got a family announcement you would like in the newsletter; an event or exhibition taking place betweem December 2015 - May 2016 or a family history query that you think other members could help with? If so please get in touch with the Secretary

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 the last academic year. If you are a Stewart/Stuart at St Andrews this year you must attend the reception on the 24th of November at 5.30pm at the Gateway in order to be eligible. You should have received an invitation. We look forward to seeing you there. If there are any problems Please contact Fiona Eason, Development Officer - Stewardship at St Andrews
Small grants may 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

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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

Stewart Highland Games and ceilidh at Ballone Castle, nr Tain in the Highlands in early August 2016.

More information and tickets soon

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, visit a local vineyard, 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 on the Sunday 17th.

If you are interested and want more information. Email the Secretary.

We have a list of accommodation. Please book accommodation soon as Aubigny is fairly small. If you are travelling from the UK - then the easiest way to travel is to fly to Paris Orly, Tours or Poitiers.

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 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

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