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From the Archives
The Society’s Minute book dates back to 1924 where the first meeting was held in Ming’s Café in Sunderland, with the founder member Niel Cameron taking the chair. The society is under the patronage of his Grace the Duke of Athol, which was established early in Scottish history.
Recent research into the origins of the Society by Hon member Joan Harper makes linkages to the Society’s first crest and the coat of arms of the Castle Menzies in Weem near Aberfeldy, where both show the “head of a Celtic man” and the inscription “Vil God I Zal”.
The linkages however cannot be confirmed and remain unsolved..so far. The current Society’s badge, introduced some time in the 1930’s still bears the motto and retains the original Menzies oval shape and the Northumberland Shield.
The Society has recently celebrated its 90th anniversary.
2018 Committee Members