Allan Stuart, President of The Stewart-Stuart Association of Nova Scotia.
We are delighted to announce that the Stewart-Stuart Association and
the Clan Lamont Society of Canada will hold a joint gathering of members
and friends in July 2011.
As we approach another International Gathering Year in 2011 we
invite all of the Stewart families to contact us and let us know if you
will be coming to Nova Scotia for the "Gathering".
We of Clan Stewart would be delighted to meet you.
We hope to plan events you will enjoy while in Nova Scotia (New Scotland) during the International Gathering of the Clans.
We will be looking at July as this is the time of the Royal Nova Scotia Tattoo something not to be missed if you are coming to our lovely province.
There will be more on this later as plans are confirmed.
Watch our site for information.
You may contact our Association by writing Jean MacKaracher Watson at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
or : 485 Cobequid Road, Lr. Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada, B4C 3Y7
25th Anniversary of Tartan Day will be held in 2011.
Inception March 9, 1986
Lets All plan some great parties! Set up booths at malls.
And get out and mix it up with the public.
Do all you can to promote Tartan Day, April 6th, in the world
so all may enjoy this date.
The Thistle and the Oak Tree are the plant badges of the Stewarts-Stuarts
We'd love to hear any feedback you have, or just let us know you visited with us. Click on the "sign" to enter the guestbook.
"The Call of The Scot"
(From the Gaelic)
There came an ancient man and slow-
Who piped his way along our street-
How could the neighbours children know-
That to Her ears was passing sweet?
With smiles they spoke the ragged kilt-
And jeered the pipes, in mirthful file-
But, strangly moved, She heard the lilt-
That rallied Carrick and Argyll.
A stroller, walking in the street-
Half hearted, weary, out of place-
But his old measure stirred Her feet-
My baby with the Gaelic face.
She squared her shoulders, as she stood-
To watch the piper 'round the turn-
Nor dreamed what beat within her blood-
Was Robert Bruce, at Bannochburn!
Robert de Bruce
The first Steward to become King of Scotland was involved in the
wars of Robert de Bruce and supported his efforts. He married Robert's
daughter and later their son became the first Stewart King.
Bannochburn has gone down in history and so have these immortal words.
"... for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom -- for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself. .......