Scottish Studies Foundation Director
Sadly, Scottish Studies Foundation board member Duncan Campbell died on February 23, 2017, at the age of 81. Duncan was a founding member of the Canadian Clan Campbell Society and supported the concept of providing scholarships for students to travel from Canada to Scotland in order to further their research. He also wished to encourage accomplished lecturers from Scotland to travel to Canada. In recognition of Duncan's many contributions, several board members (in kilts) attended a remembrance evening in his honour at the newly renovated Royal Canadian Military Institute on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Duncan was present at the introduction of the Clan Passport at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games in 2010, and he was also present when the Clan Passport booklets had become so successful by the sixth year that the president of the festival, who also manages the Avenue of the Clans, decided to introduce a private Fergus Passport. Thus the original Clan Passport booklets are no longer needed there. The new, improved Universal Clan Passport has been introduced for general use at all Scottish festivals. Please visit the website HERE for the full story. The space for the youngsters to print their names has been moved to the front cover in order to promote that sense of personal ownership of one's heritage. We are certain that Duncan would approve of this development, and the freedom of access to booklets that are easy to construct at home during the festival season.