The name of the group shall be known and referred to as “ Crann Tara” or
“The Fiery Cross.”
2. Aims and Objectives
A] To educate, promote and enlighten people, about Scottish culture, heritage
B] To promote, educate and raise awareness among the Scottish people, issues which would benefit Scotland .
C] To support groups or individuals [whether political or not ] acting within the
law and in a democratic manner. Who also fall into the criteria of the aims
and objectives of both section 2a and 2b. Possibly by way of sponsorship
providing funds allow and the members agree by voting unanimously.
D] To attend or organise events which relate to section 2a and 2b. E] To bring together clan groups and societies etc who have the same aims and
objectives as section 2a and 2b.
F] To collect and display and make public knowledge facts regarding to section
2a and 2b, by way of website/s or other.
G] To create and support projects and campaigns without being political, which
would bring awareness and hopefully public support on issues involving
Scotland . i.e having the Wallace document returned to Scotland , having
important places and sites marked with a, plaque ,cairn, or statue etc.
H] To encourage members to write to the press on issues regarding Scotland .
I] To consider ourselves as the group of the future, by being involved in all
matters relating to Scotland for the good of the country.
J] To encourage the involvement of the younger generation.
K] To up hold but one allegiance, to that of Scotland.
A] All members shall be responsible for raising their own funds for membership
which will be subscribed annually.
B] All members shall pay to the treasurer, the required annual subscription fee
either at the Annual General Meeting [AGM] or within the allowance
time of 30 days after the AGM. Should the required subscription be failed to
be paid within this time period, it will be deemed that subscriber no longer
wishes to be a member of “Crann Tara” and will be withdrawn from the
C] Membership fees will be reviewed on an annual basis at the AGM.
D] New members will be subject to full membership fees as soon as their
application has been approved. [ Although an application has been approved,
this does not automatically make you a full member.]
E] To become of full member status, a probationary period of no less than one
year will be served. There will be no maximum time limit on the probation
period, this will be at the discretion of the committee. Once the committee
decide you worthy of membership, you will then be issued with a
membership card, which will be issued for identity purposes, and is non
transferable or transmissible. From this point you will be able to have the
rights, benefits and privileges of being a full member of “Crann Tara”
F] Only in exceptional circumstances will a new member be allowed to serve
less than the probationary period as stated in section 3e and this will only
be allowed at the discretion of the committee.
G] Membership is open to anyone who agrees to endorse and promote the Aims
and Objectives, Rules and Constitution of “Crann Tara”, section 2a and 2b.
H] A membership form will only be accepted if the applicant has fully read,
understood and accepted the Constitution, Rules and Regulations of
“Crann Tara” and have a sponsor who is already a full member.
I] A membership can be revoked at any time at the discretion of the committee,
should the “Rules and Regulations be seriously breached by any member.
This will be deemed by how serious a breach of the Rules and Regulations
has occurred. A decision will then be taken by the committee in which the
member will have no right of appeal, should the decision be made to revoke
membership this will result in the termination of all rights and privileges
belonging to “ Crann Tara” and the right to hold a membership card will be
J] Should any member of “Crann Tara”, committee or otherwise wish to tender
their resignation, this should be done via the secretary who will then inform
the rest of the group and appropriate measures will then be taken.
Unfortunately the membership fee will be non returnable.
K] All members application details will be kept in the strictest confidence and
will not be disclosed to any third parties.
L] Any person under the age of 16 shall pay no membership subscription,
providing there is at least one parent or guardian's details on the application
M] Members maybe subject to a full disclosure Scotland .
4. Finance and Property
A] All funds of “Crann Tara” shall be lodged within a Scottish Bank and will
r equire a minimum of two signatories for all withdrawals, one of whom
must be the Treasurer.
B] The Treasurer will be responsible for keeping the proper books of accounts
together with receipts of expenditure.
C] All funds shall be used for the aims and objectives of “Crann Tara” as in
Section 2, with the exception of purchasing weapons, where members will be
encouraged to acquire their own although it is not a requirement.
D] All heritable property owned by “Crann Tara” shall be in the names of
at least two office bearers, one of whom will be the Treasurer. The deeds
to all property shall be lodged with a bank or solicitor for safe keeping.
E] Any property donated to or inherited by “Crann Tara” shall be dealt with by
F] The Financial year will be a calendar year from the time of the AGM.
At the years end, the Treasurer will be required to submit a financial report,
which will be the following AGM.
5. Office Bearers and Committee Members
A] The committee of “Crann Tara” shall consists of 7 members, three of which
are office bearers, a Treasurer, a Secretary/Co-ordinator and a Convener
These positions shall be responsible for the final decisions made towards all
business concerning “Crann Tara”, these positions are electable annually at
B] Positions within the committee will be held for an undisclosed time and
can only be changed with a majority vote of more than two thirds at an AGM.
The position can only be replaced by a fully paid up member, who shall be
proposed and seconded before going to an open vote in accordance with
C] Junior office bearers who are not on the committee have no sway or
authority on decisions made by the committee.
D] No member of “Crann Tara” shall hold more than two posts simultaneously.
A] A committee decision will based on each member having one vote each,
w ith the final outcome being decided by the majority.
B] All members of “Crann Tara” shall have the right to vote at an ordinary
meeting on all business issues. The outcome will be based on a majority vote,
although a final decision may rest with the committee if the majority vote is
challenged in any way. See section 5a and 5b.
7. Ordinary Meetings
A] Ordinary meetings will be held with the intention of involving all members.
Members will be able to submit ideas and be updated with the business of
“Crann Tara”. which may include proposals and changes to the rules,
regulations and constitution.
There will also be the opportunity for guest speakers and members alike to
give an address on matters relating to the aims and objectives, section 2a
and 2b, subjects which are of common interest whether political or otherwise.
B] At least 30 days notice will be given by the secretary of a meeting, this notice
will be given in writing stating the date, time and venue.
C] All items to be proposed for the agenda shall be submitted at least 14 days
before the date of the meeting.
D] At least 3 of the 7 committee members have to be present at an ordinary
Meeting for it to go ahead, and at least one shall be an office bearer.
E] Any ideas or suggestions arising from the meeting shall be presented before
the full committee for further discussion, a decision will then be made see
section 5a. The outcome will be acted upon and members will be informed
at the next meeting.
F] All members should by courtesy inform the secretary as to whether
they will manage to attend the meeting or not, this should be done no later
than 14 days prior to the meeting.
8. Annual General Meeting
A] “ Crann Tara” shall hold its AGM in the month of … ………….each year.
B] At least 60 days notice will be given in writing to all members by the
secretary stating the date, time and the venue for the meeting
C] The only business of the AGM is to vote on the re-election of office bearers,
junior office bearers and committee members, necessary
reports to be submitted for the preceding financial
and administrative year, amendments to the constitution and the revue of annual fees
D] Following the AGM there will be an ordinary meeting where all of section 7
applies apart from 7d where all committee members are obliged to attend.
9. Matters of Urgency and Emergency
A] Should any matters arise that are considered to require immediate attention,
c ontact should be made with the secretary who will circulate the information
to the rest of the committee to decide whether or not a meeting is called for.
B] Should an emergency meeting be called, the agenda of the meeting will only
include the matters considered urgent.
C] Notification of an emergency meeting will be issued to all members as
quickly as possible by the secretary with date, time and venue.
10. Conduct of Meetings
A] The conduct of all meetings shall be the responsibility of the Convener or
acting convener, to keep the meeting as strictly to the agenda as possible
and keeping order.
B] The convener will be responsible for deciding if there is a sufficient number
of votes to qualify for a majority or not, for a motion to be passed.
11. Press and Public Communications
A] Only members of the committee are authorised to give press releases or
s tatements to the media on behalf of “Crann Tara” unless authorised to
do so by a committee member.
12. The Website/s
A] All material, ideas and upgrades which are proposed for the website/s shall
be put before the committee for approval, before being finally administered
B] All decisions regarding the website/s should be put before the committee
before further action is taken.
C] The website/s shall be used in accordance with section 2a and 2b.
13. The Adminstation of Crann Tara
A] In the event of “Crann Tara” splitting up, the decision has been made to sell
all assets and donate the total amount of funds to one or more Scottish group
or society etc.
A] Although “Crann Tara” covers a wide range of events relating to various
aspects of Scotland and all periods of Scottish history, it is not an
obligatory requirement that members should attend all events. However
there are certain events where members are required to attend, for these
events in particular it would be common courtesy to inform the secretary as
early as possible prior to the event of one's intentions, whether one will be
able to attend or not.
B] In order to save argument, should there be a one or more events proposed at
the same time, particularly commemoration events, priority shall be given to
the event with the most important anniversary, example, Wallace 700,
Culloden 250 and then to an order of descendancy and importance.
15 Politics and Religion
A] Crann Tara [ Fiery Cross ] does not have any allegiance to any political or religious parties, groups or
Prosperity to Scotland and no Union