In Memory of Major Stuart Young – a True Highland Gentleman
This Friday is the funeral of Major Stuart Young, Convener of Clan Young UK and prospective Clan Chief. A massive loss for his family and friends as well as for all of Clan Young. He was a man who meant so much to so many people. Stuart passed away on April 2nd 2016 at only 57. He leaves behind two adult sons; Angus and Callum and a 7 year old daughter Kathryn as well as his wife Rosie. Stuart lived with his family in Great Bookam in Surrey.
Clan Young has seen a real revival and an injection of passion over the past few years, a lot of this has been down to Stuart with the help of others within the Clan like Brian Young. The cheers of ‘We Ride!’ can now be heard at most Clan Events. Stuart worked with Worldwide Young Societies like those in the USA and Canada, visiting them and explaining that they should all work together and support his candidacy to be the next head of family. This he achieved with great success and it was looking like he was only 5 years away from becoming the Chief of Clan Young. He leaves a Clan much stronger for the work he did and has paved the way for it’s unified future.
Stuart was a member of the London Scottish and helped run the pipe band for over 20 years.
Interestingly when Prince William and Katherine were getting married Stuart went to Buckingham palace to help prince Edward dress correctly in London Scottish Holden Gray Tartan and how to wear his officers uniform.
Youngs all around the world are raising a dram in honour of Stuart at 12.00 on 22/04/2016 in remembrance. Jura was a favourite of Stuarts.
Deepest sympathy to the family and his many friends.