Good morning list
Are there any Boyd or Boyd descendants from Scotland on this Net list?
In a private conversation, I had overnight, the comment was made – “Pity we can’t do
something in the Motherland of the Boyds.”
In 2009, at the Clan Gathering in Edinburgh, the Clan had a tent at this Gathering in
which many Boyds from all over the UK came to talk to me about their own Boyd Branches and
Boyd history. We were one of some 140 Clan tents at this event.
In June 2014, the Clan had a tent at the 700th Anniversary of Bannockburn, where only 30
Clans were represented. Again, even with a broken arm that I had done two weeks before, I
was able to meet quite a number Boyds from the UK and again help then with their
While on 6 April 2020, is the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. It is said
that Sir Robert Boyd, IV, as a feudal Baron, and Head of Clan Boyd signed this, but a
listed of those that did sign it – that I was sent this year – did not have his name on
My current understanding, is that the Scottish Government is not going to do anything like
the Clan Gathering in 2009 in Edinburgh or the 2014 Bannockburn event for Arbroath. And I
understand that something is going to be done locally at Arbroath on 6 April 2020.
So, it appears that we can’t use this 700th Anniversary of Arbroath, to have any Boyd
So, first question, would those Boyds in Scotland like to be able to get together once a
year? (Hopefully, this would also allow those of the Clan that immigrated many years ago,
to plan to take holiday, to meet their Scottish cousins, etc at this event.)
The second question of when? Perhaps the date (or the nearest Saturday) to when William
Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock was executed in August 1746.
The third question where? I am not sure if this can or should be Kilmarnock or Dean
Castle or some other venue in Scotland?
And if you know any Boyds in Scotland, though other means, please forward this Email to
them as well.
I will also send this message to the new Boyd Facebook page called “Clan Boyd Family.”
The URL for the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/2129188920708821/
For your discussion.