Motto – The Lord Made
According to legend, William the Lion, King of Scotland was alarmed by a wild boar and Baird who was a follower in the King’s party, needed only one arrow to slay the animal. Bairds service to his King was rewarded with lands and assigned a Coat of Arms which displayed a wild boar. In the 13th century lands were held by the clan in Biggar, Lanarkshire however Robert the Bruce bestowed lands in the 14th century at Meikle and Little Kyp, also in Lanarkshire. As the family expanded, the Baird clan came to occupy lands in Auchmedden in Aberdeenshire. In the churchyard at Banfff, the Baird Coat of Arms can still be seen in an ancient monument to the Bairds of Auchmeddan. These estates have now passed into the hands of the Earls of Aberdeen.
Royal & Plaid colour – Navy, green and purple Tartan. Recorded in 1906
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