CLAN BAIRD Family Gatherings

Clan and Society Trips


The Clan Baird Society Worldwide Anniversary Gathering is in Scotland, August 4 - 6, 2023

These are exciting times for Clan Baird. The society is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we are doing it both in the USA and Scotland! We are still in the planning stages for this event, but we would love to see all of you at Grandfather Mountain (where the Society was formed in 1972), to kick off our celebrations, July 7-10, 2022, and then end the celebrations in Aboyne, Scotland, summer 2023.  We are hoping for a very large Clan Baird turn out. If you have ever wanted to go to either Grandfather Festival and/or Scotland, we greatly encourage you to start planning your trips now.


If you want to travel before then, we will be hosting a tent at the Aboyne Games

in August 2022.



Summer 2022


July 7-10, 2022 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games is where we start our Jubilee Celebration kick-off.  It is very important to make your reservations as soon as possible there.  Hotels and rentals fill up very fast.  We will begin on the mountain on Thursday evening for the calling of the clans and will have light refreshments in the Clan Baird tent for all.  We will also be hosting Richard’s installation ceremony as Commander and President of the Society on Saturday, July 9th, at 2:00 PM.  Clan Baird will be a distinguished clan for the 2022 Grandfather Mountain Games, and we are so excited about that honour.

August 5, 2022 We are planning to meet at the Aboyne Highland Games, and the Baird tent near the beautiful village of Aboyne, Scotland.  The trip will be an individual Baird adventure.  Each family will set up their travel plans. There are two set events for this trip. July 29th, we will be meeting with the community of New Aberdour, on the Old Auchmedden Estate, to discuss our plans for a Clan Baird Society Centre. Then we will converge on Aboyne, Scotland for our meetings and the Aboyne Highland Games from August 4-7. We will be planning the 2023 trip during these meetings.

Please see links on the this page

for lodging in and near Aboyne 

If you have questions please
contact Debra at



Save the DATES

July 7-10, 2021

Grandfather Mountain

Highland Games


July 29th, 2022

 The Baird meeting at

New Aberdour Parish Hall and tour of the old Auchmedden

Baird Estate, St. Drostan’s Kirk


August 4-7, 2022

Aboyne Highland Festival


August 4-6, 2023

Clan Baird Society Jubilee Celebration in Scotland

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Summer 2023

The 50th Anniversary

Scotland Trip

We are still in the planning stages for this event. Please check back here to see updated information.

If you have questions please contact

Debra at

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Below is a listing for lodging, restaurants and places of interest for your Scotland travels. 


Places to Stay Near Aboyne

The Boat Inn

A delightful riverside inn located in the heart of Royal Deeside offering 16 beautiful, individually styled ensuite rooms, real log fires, beer garden and great pub grub.

The Huntly Arms

One of the oldest coaching inns to be found in Scotland. Has all modern amenities while retaining much of it's traditional charm and character. The Huntly Arms Hotel was first built in 1432 and has since played host to Jacobite Leaders and and royalty, Queen Victoria often rested at the hotel on her way to Balmoral. 

Struan Hall

Relax in the tranquil surroundings of Royal Deeside with a stay at Struan Hall, where you’ll enjoy comfortable beds, delicious breakfasts and true Highland Hospitality! We are a family run Guest House quietly situated in Aboyne.

The Lodge on the Loch

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery just a 15-minute drive south of Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland, this hotel overlooks Loch Linnhe. The Lodge on the Loch is a small family run hotel with a warm atmosphere and friendly staff. 


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Places to Stay Elsewhere in Scotland

Mill of the Nethermill

A warm welcome always awaits you at Mill of Nethermill, where you will be personally greeted and  shown to your “home away from home”. Mill of Nethermill Holidays is four luxury self-catering holiday apartments located in a secluded bay next to the village of Pennan, Northeast Scotland.  Pennan was made famous by the 1980’s film “Local Hero”. 


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