BAIRD OF BUTE SOCIETY

                         To Inspire to Aspire

 

 

 PLEASE JOIN US AT

 

THE BUTE HIGHLAND GAMES - Rothesay, August 19th

LORD SMITH OF KELVIN LECTURE - Strathclyde Univ., September 7th

ANNUAL BAIRD AWARDS DINNER - Rothesay, September 8th

BAIRD DAY CELEBRATIONS - Rothesay, September 9th 

 

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  BAIRD OF BUTE SOCIETY 

Lord Smith of Kelvin KT, Patron 

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Created to proudly celebrate the achievements of

Andrew Blain Baird, a son of Bute who historically achieved the

"First Attempted All-Scottish heavier-than-air powered flight"  

on September 11th 1910, in a flying machine of his own construction.

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To Contribute to Baird of Bute Society

Please contact our Secretary Treasurer at

youngjan65@gmail.com

 or forward donation to:

Baird of Bute Society 

2 Hunter's View, 34A Ardbeg Road

Rothesay. Isle of Bute PA20 0NL 

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What We Do

 

 The Society employs the example of Andrew Baird to inspire the youth of Scotland to aspire to achievement in their own lives, through a series of inspiring programmes, scholarships and activities, including: 


The Scottish Aviation Awards

The Scottish Innovation Awards

Canadian Science Scholarships

Leitch Space Scholarships 

 Scottish Young Achiever Awards 

Publishing articles 

In-School Programmes 

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Hunter Foundation      

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 Baird of Bute Society Trophy

Monoplane presented over a slate relief of the Isle of Bute

Presented annually to someone in Scotland who has made a significant contribution to either aviation  or innovation and in so doing has provided inspiration to the youth of Scotland to aspire to better realise their dreams.

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Baird of Bute Society Scottish Aviation Award

2017 Recipient - Sir Stephen Hillier - Air Chief Marshall RAF 

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Baird of Bute Society Scottish Innovation Award 

2017 Recipient - Sir Fraser Stoddart - 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

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Baird of Bute Society Young Achiever Award 

2017 Recipient - Jane Ross - Celebrated Scottish Football Player 

 

 

  Baird Awards Recipients Trophy

 

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 Why We Do It

 

 Daily Mail

 May 18, 2011

 " Young Give up on Life"  

 

"One in five young Scots has given up on fulfilling their goals in life, new research reveals. Thousands of 16 to 24 year-olds have abandoned all hope for their future - with many believing they will end up living on state benefits. Others say they can only look forward to dead-end jobs, illustrating the rising despair among jobless Scots amid soaring long-term youth unemployment".

 

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 Who We Are

 

Baird of Bute Society Trust

BOARD Of TRUSTEES

 

Lord Smith of Kelvin KT CH Patron

Christopher Markwell - Chair

Janette Young - Secretary Treasurer

Prof. Michael Russell MSP - Trustee

Prof Dugald Cameron OBE, DSc, DATrustee

Scott Grier OBE - Trustee

Isobel Strong - Trustee

Prof Eleanor Campbell FRS- Trustee 

Charles Soane CA - Independent Examiner of Accounts 

 

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Baird of Bute Events Ltd.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 Christopher Markwell - Chair

Janette Young - Secretary Treasurer

Daniel Edgar - Director

Carolynn Stirling - Director 

Charles Soane CA - Independent Examiner of Accounts 

 

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 Proud to help enrich the community and inspire generations

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  • Charity Registered with OSCR as Baird of Bute Society #  SC042490

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  • Christopher Markwell - Chair

    Janette Young - Secretary Treasurer

    Prof Dugald Cameron OBE, DSc, DA - Trustee

    Scott Grier OBE - Trustee

    Charles Soane CA - Independent Examiner of Accounts 

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    Christopher Markwell - Chair

    Janette Young - Secretary Treasurer

    Prof Dugald Cameron OBE, DSc, DA - Trustee

    Scott Grier OBE - Trustee

    Charles Soane CA - Independent Examiner of Accounts 

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    Christopher Markwell - Chair

    Janette Young - Secretary Treasurer

    Prof Dugald Cameron OBE, DSc, DA - Trustee

    Scott Grier OBE - Trustee

    Charles Soane CA - Independent Examiner of Accounts 

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