BAIRD OF BUTE SOCIETY

                                      To Inspire to Aspire

  

  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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 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.

 

 

 Andrew Blain Baird

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What we do

 

The Society employs his example 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  

 

 Hunter Foundation      FOR BUTE

 

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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 - Patron

Christopher Markwell - Chair

Janette Young - Secretary Treasurer

Prof. Michael Russell MSP - Trustee

Prof Dugald Cameron OBE, DSc, DA - Trustee

Scott Grier OBE - 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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