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Council by email, Membership forms will be created at a later stage.
Membership for all categories is at present is FREE until the
council has facilities to accept membership fees.
Full membership of the Council is open to the following persons over
the age of 18 years who are: -
who have been proposed for membership of the Council by the known
living armigers of their Armigerous Clan; and
Who are eligible
to represent their Armigerous Clan, by virtue of the surname they bear
and the armorial bearings they lawfully possess, either by grant or
re-matriculation of the Lord Lyon, King of Arms of Scotland under the
Lord Lyon Act of 1672.
Armiger proposed for Council membership above must represent an
Armigerous Clan Surname or Surnames (where the Armigerous Clan or
Family consists of persons of more than one Surname) of which there is
evidence that numerous persons bearing the name or names have had a
long and well established presence in Scotland over several centuries;
An active Clan or Family Society or Association exists to support the
Clan Society, or the Armigers of the Clan, must demonstrate to the
Committee that they have taken all reasonable steps to locate the known
living armigers of each Armigerous Clan. Once completed to the
satisfaction of the Council, the armigers will nominate a member to
represent them on the Council.
refer to the Guidance Notes for more information -
Constitution Guidance -
19th Nov 2010
Separate provisions exist under the councils' constitution for Clan
Commanders. Depute Council Members and Armigerous Clan Societies.
Associate membership of the Council is open to the following persons
over the age of 18 years who are:
Scots Armigers, which do not qualify for full Council membership;
Scots Armigers of Armigerous Clans where a Council member has already
Advisers appointed to the Council by the Committee, whether armigerous
The only criteria for Associate membership is for candidates to be in
possession of Scots arms or have rights in Scots arms by Courtesy right
including Armigerous Clan Societies.
Armigers who are in possession of arms granted by foreign heraldic
bodies, such as English and Canadian Heraldic Authorities, are not be
eligible for Associate membership but are eligible for Supporting
Associate members act as an advisory body to the Council and it is
accepted that some of the full Council members of tomorrow are likely to
be today's Associate members.
Associate members may apply to the Council to be granted full
membership, providing an application for membership has not been
submitted and refused within a five year period immediately preceding
the submission of the application.
Individuals and corporations, who may or may not be in possession of
armorial bearings, and who support the work of the Council and have an
interest in its affairs, may join the Council as a supporter and be
kept informed of its activities. The following groups and individuals
are eligible for supporting membership:-
Scottish Interest and Cultural Groups;
• Members of Clan and
• Private and public
corporations, academic institutions and heraldic bodies; and
• Any other
individuals or groups who support the aims and objectives of the