The necessary allegiance to family and the constant state of war and turmoil along the Border shaped the everyday lives of the people. Living depended largely on livestock rather than crops, and their agricultural system followed a regular pattern. Raiding took place all year round, but it was more popular from autumn to spring when […]
The Spring 2012 newsletter from Scotland is now available. Some of this issue’s features include: Information on the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. A brighter outlook for Fatlips Castle. An update from our Clan genealogist. An article on the Elliott Brothers factory in 1895. And more…. To read this issue in detail or access back […]
The Autumn 2011 newsletter from Scotland is now available. Some of this issue’s features include: Thirlwall Castle, built in the early part of the 14th Century with stones plundered from Hadrian’s Wall. Launceston Elliot: Britain’s first Olympic champion. The Reivers Exhibition at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle. To read this issue in detail or access back […]
TULLIE HOUSE MUSEUM, Carlisle 1st April 2011. Speech made by Margaret Eliott launching the new Reivers Exhibition. Ladies & Gentleman I am an Eliott. The 29th Chief of the Elliots to be exact and you have been kind enough to invite me here to Carlisle. I have a feeling that in the 15th & 16th […]
The Spring 2011 newsletter from Scotland is now available. Some of this issue’s features include: Information about Captain Cook’s Second Voyage, A Memoir by Lieutenant John Elliott. A rough definition of “the Clan” as it existed in the 15th century. An update on the Clan Genealogy Database. An unusual account of hunting in South Carolina. […]
November 30th is St Andrew’s Day in Scotland, and Scots and Scots descendants around the world celebrate their Scottish roots on this day. The patronage of the saint whose name means ‘manly’ also covers fishmongers, gout, singers, sore throats, spinsters, maidens, old maids and women wishing to become mothers. But just who was Saint Andrew […]
Since its early beginnings in 1996, the Elliot Clan Society website has undergone a few different overhauls. The latest overhaul was a major upgrade, migrating content into a new content management system which will allow for more dynamic features, easier content maintenance and more timely news. There are also some new social features that have […]
In January 2010, Kate Eliott and her friend Nic set off to cross China by bike. Follow Kate’s cycling adventures across Asia.
The 2009 International Gathering of the Clans gave people the opportunity to visit with many different clans. As chief of Clan Elliot, Margaret Eliott stood out at the great Gathering of the clans in Edinburgh as one of only seven lady chiefs in attendance, and gave the following speech to her kin.