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Clan Baird takes its name from the ancient lands held by the family, near the town of Biggar in South Lanarkshire. A popular traditional tale is that the lands were given to the first Baird clansman after he saved King William the Lion from a wild boar. The main Baird family held the lands of Auchmedden in Aberdeenshire and married into the Keith family, who were one of the most powerful clans in the area. The Bairds gained influence in the north of Scotland and the line supplied a large number of sheriffs to the county.

The Bairds were the subject of a famous prophecy by Thomas the Rhymer. He predicted that as long as Auchmedden was home to the Bairds, there would be eagles nesting in the nearby cliffs. When the lands passed out of Baird hands to the Earls of Aberdeen, the eagles indeed stopped nesting in the area, and only returned when the youngest son of the Earl married a Baird.

The Baird clan produced one of Scotland's most famous inventors - John Logie Baird, the inventor of the mechanical television. The Baird clan motto is "Dominus Fecit" (The Lord Made) and the clan crest is a gryphon's head.

Clan Baird Badge, Scottish Lowland Clan

SKU: SC018 B01
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  • Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.

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