A Letter From Colonel Wilkins Fisk Urquhart, 28th Chief of Urquhart

Greetings from Wilkins Fisk Urquhart of Urquhart, Chief of Clan Urquhart!

I hope that you are all weathering these very difficult times. My wife and my prayers are with all of you, especially those who lost loved ones and acquaintances to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Be strong and courageous — just as Urquhart, Orcutt, and Cromartie ancestors were during wars, pestilence, civil unrest, and other trials in Scotland and everywhere else they emigrated. We have their example as an inspiration when it seems our current circumstance are overwhelming.

As many of you know, Vince Zangari, John Gay, and the other officers of Clan Urquhart, and I have been working hard since Summer 2019 to develop the Clan Urquhart Association into a viable organization that no longer functions based on the hard work of a handful of key people. If we are going to thrive in the 21st Century, we need more active and broader involvement of Urquhart, Orcutts, Cromarties, and their descendants.

Despite setbacks associated with Covid-19 caused travel restrictions, the Clan Urquhart Foundation and Black Isle Castle Craig Foundation are pressing ahead with essential work to preserve the ruins of Castle Craig. Castle Craig is the last cultural artifact that is owned by Clan Urquhart in our Black Isle homeland.

I am particularly appreciative to Vince Zangari for all his hard work since Fall 2018 on the Clan Urquhart Association Facebook page and in working with me to reinvigorate our clan website, www.clanurquhart.org.

I would like to welcome Tom Urquhart of Scotland back in his new role in assisting Vince Zangari with the Clan Urquhart Association Facebook page and assisting Vince with Clan Urquhart Association memberships. We look forward to once again having Tom’s unique perspective on life in Scotland.

Blessings,

The Urquhart