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St Andrews Students

We were very pleased to meet some of the recipents of the Stewart Society Benevolent Fund bursaries at St Andrews University on Monday 18 March.
You can donate to the Stewart Society Benevolent Fund here. The Stewart Society Benevolent Fund

St Andrews Students and members of the Stewart Society Council

The Stewart Society is 125 years old!

Join us to celebrate our birthday this year at the Stewart Society Gathering on the 28/29 September 2024.

Booking form is out now! 


We  welcome contributions from members to our newsletters  - please send anything to the  Secretary.  The next newsletter will be out in Spring 2024.  Please send your contributions in by 25 May

Membership Certificate

Looking for a different present for a significant birthday, Stewart wedding or anniversary? Why not get a membership certificate?

You can order them here -Order your certificate here
Please note it can take our lovely calligrapher a little while to write them, so please be patient!


We are looking for members who can attend Highland Games and other events, welcome new people to the Society and recruit new members. 

Do you live in : - 

Oklahoma Arkansas Louisiana, Mississippi?

Illinois Kentucky Tennessee & Missouri?

USA North West and Central?

Ohio-Pennsylvania & West Virginia?

London or the South-East of England?

We are looking for  Commissioners to represent the Society in those places - if you are interested please contact the Commissioners' secretary - John Lansley -  email John here

 We would also welcome throughout the UK members to attend Highland Games and other events  to represent the Society and  recruit new members in 2024.

Contact Jenn to discuss - email Jenn here


The Trustees of the Benevolent Fund are:-


Earl of Moray (2021),

Annie Stewart (2021),

Jamie Stewart ygr of Ardvorlich (2022)

Geordie Burnett Stuart of Crichie (2022)

Catherine Maxwell Stuart of Traquair (2021).

Earl of Galloway (2021)


The Trustees of the Heritage Trust are:-

Earl of Moray (Chair, 2020),

Lachlan Stewart (2021),

Charles Steuart Fothringham (2022)

and Catherine Maxwell Stuart of Traquair (2021).


The 2022 Accounts are available on the members' downloads.


Newsletter by email

Do you get your newsletter by post?  Have you considered receving it by email? 
You can read it any time on any device you like and at time when postage grows ever more expensive save the Society a little money. 
If you would like to make a donation to help with postage or any other adminstration costs  to the  Stewart Society then you can do so here.  The Stewart Society is not a charity.

Office Closure

The Office will be closed on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 April 

The Office will be closed Thursday 2 May - Tuesday 7 May 


London Dinner Thursday 16 May 2024

Our Guest of Honour will be Jenn Chamberlain (née Scott), our very own Stewart Society Secretary, who will speak about “We Carried War Raiment and Arms” - the clothes and weapons of the men of the West Highlands at the time of Duncan Stewart of Appin.
The venue is the Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London..  Drinks will be served from 6.30 p.m. in the Stuart Room (although guests are welcome to arrive earlier), and Dinner will start promptly at 7.15 p.m. 

Dress is as formal as anyone cares to make it – with as much tartan as possible.  Black Tie and the equivalent for ladies is very acceptable.

You can book online on the website  now -

2024 Gathering and AGM

Come and celebrate our 125th birthday at our Stewart Society Gathering in Stirling and the surrounding area on the weekend of 27-29 September.
Booking is now open 2024 Stewart Society Gathering Booking Form

Wanted - An Hon Editor of the Magazine

Responsible for the overall look and content of the magazine. The editor is ex-officio a member of the Council of the Society Council and can attend meetings. If you are interested expressions of interest please to the Secretary, Jenn Chamberlain

Highland Games and other events

This list will be updated as we are notified of other events.


Culloden Anniversary Service, Culloden  Saturday, 13 April 2024; 10:30 am for 11am - contact the Secretary if you want to take part and represent the Stewarts.

Gordon Castle Highland Games 19th May 2024 (TBC)

Medieval Fair, Traquair House, Saturday and Sunday 24 & 25 May 2024 - the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, orginally a hunting lodge for the Kings of Scotland and a Stuart house since the 1490s. 

Parade and Greenville Highland Games, Greenville, SC 24 & 25 May 2024 - our Commissioner Jack Stewart will be there why not join him?

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games 20th July 2024 (TBC)

Library Visits

We are pleased to say that we welcome visits to the Stewart Society again  by members, researchers and Stewarts/Stuarts on  Mondays and Wednesdays. Please email Jenn to check she is available before visiting. There is not normally anyone available on Friday.

You can also get in touch  with Jenn and ask her advice on your research or see if she can find a particular article or book via email. Please be patient as Jenn is not in the office all the time so it may take a few days to answer a query or find something you are looking for.
Researchers if you have an urgent query , do get in touch and Jenn will try to help you.

If you would like to make a donation to the  Stewart Heritage Fund which is the charity that buys the books for the library and maintains the archive, you can do so here Donate to the Heritage Fund


Council of the Stewart Society

The next meeting of the  Council of the Stewart Society  will be  Tuesday 23 April 2024 at 53 George St, Edinburgh.
The meetings of Benevolent Fund and Heritage Trust will also take place that day.
Papers will be sent to all members and trustees.

Useful Links

Want help looking for your Stewart ancestors?

Try these links first. All helpfully gathered together in one place.  Updated regularly so keep checking

Family Lines - useful links

Want to know more about the real history of tartan? Who wore what and when? How the Stuarts used tartan to help them with the Jacobite cause?

The history of tartan