Wood of Largo
The personal Arms of our Chief
BLAZON: Shield - Argent, an oak tree vert eradicated Proper fructeted Or; Crest - A ship under sail Proper; Motto - Tutus in Undis; Supporters - Two sailors Proper, their caps and jackets vert, their lapels, cuffs and trousers Argent
If your surname by Scottish descent is Wood or any of its variations;
if you are the partner or a descendant of someone of the Name;
if you support our Aims listed below,
You are welcome to be a member of this Society.
Representing an ancient clan whose continuing line of Fifer and Aberdeenshire chiefs dates back at least to the early 15th. century and probably much earlier, the Society is here to promote the spirit of clan fellowship, Scottish traditions and friendly relations with other clan societies.
We are building a knowledge base about Wood history and culture, genealogy, individuals' achievements and lots more besides.
The Society provides a supportive link between members.
The wearing of the clan/family tartan is encouraged.
We aim to establish close ties with Clan Wood organisations throughout the world.
"Clan Societies have existed since the seventeenth century. They provide invaluable machinery for a clan-fund, repository for records and treasures, and virtually form the Civil Service of the clan." (A. Mure Mackenzie, 1949)
Just a small part of the Clan Village, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
(There are more pictures in the Members' Area Bulletins page)
To all the hundreds of you who visited our clan tent
during the 2009 international Gathering in Edinburgh,
we send our sincere thanks for your keen interest and support.
We learnt much back then from all those encouraging responses
and heard numerous fascinating family stories.
We were also well represented in 2010 at the Scottish Games held in Harpenden, near London, in July. Clan Wood participates in the annual events at Greenville, South Carolina and Radford, Virginia.
Clan Wood plans to take part in Scotland's next international Gathering in 2014 - if there is one, that is!
The Council is always keen to see the Clan represented at similar events throughout the world. Invitations from organisers are welcome. They and people wanting to take part should write to the Secretary by clicking on Contact Us.
Call in to the website's Clan Shop, where you will find high quality items at affordable prices.
First and foremost, the shop provides a service that lets you easily obtain items made in the tartan as well as with insignia that will identify the owner with Clan Wood and its families. Funds raised help to cover some of the costs borne by the Society of proclaiming the clanship of the Woods, especially at public events and through the website.
Wood Clan/Family Tartan
The Scottish Register of Tartans reference 6630
Available by the metre, scarves, stoles, headwear, neckties and more. Visit the Clan Shop by clicking on the Menu
An image of the Wood Dress tartan (predominantly red) can be seen in the Bulletins page of the Members' Area
To celebrate the accession of our Chief, Timothy Wood of Largo, we gave him a Reception at Upper Largo, Fife, Scotland on Saturday the 21st May 2011, when he was presented with his distinctive silver bonnet badge that has the traditional three eagle feathers reserved for clan chiefs alone.
This was his first official engagement and was a truly historic occasion for his Clan.
The ceremony was followed by a buffet lunch and a short walk to Sir Andrew Wood's Tower that formed part of the fortified house built by that illustrious Founder of the present line of chiefs, then on to the kirk where generations of the Chief's ancestors worshipped.
You can see some video shorts and photographs of the event through a youtube link, and you can ask for a DVD of the Inauguration, both in the Bulletins pages of the Members' Area.
Among the many messages of goodwill sent to our Chief by clansmen and women and friends of the Woods worldwide, and read out at his Inauguration, was the following:
"Do please convey to your Chief and your members my good wishes and congratulations." - The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, Premier Earl of Scotland and Chief of Clan Lindsay.
The Chief is a member of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.
His heir apparent is Joseph Fawcett Wood of Largo, Yr.
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A thrilling account of the personal life and history-changing career of a very great and unique individual, Admiral Sir Andrew Wood of Largo, this ebook benefits from the very latest research. It portrays in the round (i.e., 'warts and all' and with some strong dialogue) the personalities of many of his famous and less well known contempories, while placing his adventures and violent clashes at sea in the context of what else was happening in the world at the time.
"Scotland's Admiral" can be purchased for £3.95 in the website shop. Just click on The Clan Shop in the menu on this page.
Pipes and Drums band adopts the Wood tartan
(Visit the USA section)
Index of Contents in the Members' Area:
Club Room Talk (Forum)
If you would like to become a member of the Society, simply click on Join / Support in the Menu at the top of any page.
THE CHIEF OF CLAN WOOD
Timothy Michael Herbert Fawcett Wood, Representative of the Ancient Family of Wood of Largo and Chief of the Name
The Society's Council
Chair: Stephen Wood of Virginia, USA
Secretary: Bryan Wood of Alberta, Canada
Treasurer: Nick Wood of Devon, England
Other Officers: Michael Mure Wood QC of London and Wiltshire, England; Ronald Wood of Hertfordshire, England [also the website shop's UK manager]; The Count of Hasselt, Denis Wood of Assen, Netherlands [also contact rep. for Germany and the Benelux]; David Wood of Victoria, Australia [also contact rep. for Australasia]; Roy Woods of Norfolk, England [also contact rep. for the United Kingdom]; Brian Wood of Quebec, Canada [also contact rep. for Canada, and the website shop's North America manager]; Thom Wood of South Carolina [also contact rep. for the USA].
Council members' contact details can be found in the Members' Area.
In common with similar organisations, the Society is run entirely by unpaid volunteers on a not-for-profit basis.
Clan Wood Society's Genealogist is Alex Wood of Linlithgow, Scotland. Visit the Members' Area.
The Crest Badge shown as the Society's logo depicts 'A Ship under sail Proper' which is the Crest of the Arms belonging to our Clan Chief.
The Chief's Armorial Bearings are shown on this page with his approval. They must not be copied or used for any purpose without his expressed authority.