On August 5th, 2019, Carrick Pursuivant, Sir George Way of Plean, heard the arguments for Clan Baird to have a Commander named and after a three-hour council with 73 Bairds from around the world, as well as several by ZOOM video conference, Richard Holman-Baird of Rickarton, Ury, and Lochwood, was elected overwhelmingly. Later in August, the Lord Lyon, Dr. Joseph Morrow, commissioned Richard as our leader. The photograph is of those who were in attendance at the Family Convention.
There were three nominees who stood for election during the meeting. They were Andrew
Baird of Newbyth, Sir James Baird of Saughtonhall, and Richard Holman-Baird of Rickarton, Ury and Lochwood.
Meanwhile, after the voting, Richard immediately stood and asked that the other candidates and named Chieftain Douglas Baird of Elie and Durris, help him bring the family lines together, working in one accord to improve our presence and family well-being in all parts of the world. I hope that his plea is heeded by all of us and that we all now “pitch in”, working together for the betterment of all.
Let us continue the good work we have begun, by cooperating with Richard and the Chieftains to the fullest extent. We finally have a path to leadership of our Clan. What a momentous day it was!