To celebrate the accession of our 19th 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 family and clan.
The ceremony was followed by a buffet lunch and a short walk to Sir Andrew Wood's Tower that formed part of the baronial residence fortified 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 the 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.
Our chief's ensigns (heraldic flags) are those of a baron of Scotland, and can be viewed in the Members' Area. He is a member by rank of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs.