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Stuart Morris of Balgonie yr. at Balgonie Castle

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Martin Goldstraw

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL OF SCOTTISH ARMIGEROUS CLANS & FAMILIES  

 

Membership

Note: To request Membership please Contact the 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 Council Membership
Full membership of the Council is open to the following persons over the age of 18 years who are: -
 

Scots Armigers, 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.

The Scots 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; and

An active Clan or Family Society or Association exists to support the Armigerous Clan.

 

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.

Eligibility

Please 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
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 been appointed;

Advisers appointed to the Council by the Committee, whether armigerous or otherwise.

 

Eligibility
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 membership.

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.

Supporting Membership
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 Family Societies;

Private and public corporations, academic institutions and heraldic bodies; and

Any other individuals or groups who support the aims and objectives of the Council.

 


 

 
 

 

 

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