The Dogs of Menteith
The homepage of the descendants of the DOG family
of Kilmadock Parish, Perthshire, Scotland


Official Doig Crest, Tartan and Motto


Yield Not to Adversity

Gaelic: Na gèill do chruaidh-chas



The Doig Family Society

The Society:     Founded  Saturday 6 November 2004, during the First World Doig Gathering at
                        “The Stirling  Smith Art Gallery and Museum”, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, Scotland.

Society Aims:   1  Gather for a World Doig Family Conference every 2 years, at a date and venue to be voted on by members.
                        2 Gain full Clan status and registration for the Doig family with The Lord Lyon.
                            Before full registration can take place there are a number of hurdles to clear.
                            The most significant requirement being we need ten Doig “armigers” with their
                            own Coat of Arms. Leading the way is Canada with two Coats of Arms registered.
                           We therefore require a further eight armigers before we can even be considered.
                           The most economical way of spreading the high cost of registration would be a 
                           Doig family unit joining  together and applying  for a grant of arms to an ancestor,
                           perhaps a father or a grandfather. 
                           For more details see

 The following Honorary Members were elected.
 Chairman  G Kerr Doig, Dunfermline, organizer of the First World Gathering.
 Secretary   John Doig, Liverpool.
 Treasurer   Ian P Doig, CPFA FCCA Edinburgh.
 Family Archivist and Webmaster   Kenneth Frank Doig, California, founder of 

Founder Members   Kenneth Frank and Linda Doig, California; Kerr and Maureen Doig, Dunfermline; John and Wendy Doig, Liverpool; Ian P Doig, Edinburgh; Rex and Jacqueline (Doig) Alfonso, Texas; Bruce Doige, Ontario; Willie and Suzanne Doig, Culloden; Geoffrey W Doig, Crewe; James Doig, Kilmarnock; Alistair Doig, London; James and Joan Doig, Broughty Ferry; Graham Doig, Henley On Thames; Elizabeth (Doig) Grieve, Crieff; Barbara Doig, Kirkcaldy; James Eric Doig, Wirral; Andrew Doig, Dundee; Trudy (Doig) White, Dundee; Agnes (Doig) Middleton, Arbroath; Carolyn, (Doig) Reid, Montrose; Marion C (Doig) Thow, Perth; Robert and Patricia Doig, Perth; David and Lisa Doig, Tillicoultry; Dr Henry Doig, East Kilbride; Thomas E and E Lynne Doig; New Jersey, USA; Anne Kerr Doig Paul, Longrigg; John McInnes Doig, Ayr; Ellen Ivanov, Ontario; Alison T Garabedian Doig, Switzerland; Kate Bonello Sullivan (Doig) Malta; Sheila (Doig) McBride, Angus; Kenyon Doig, Conwy; John R, and Susan and Katherine Doig, New Zealand; Dr. John Doig, East Kilbride; Robert and Zeta Doig, Glenfarg; Steven and Kelly Doig, Forfar.

Note a few members not included in the above list have still to pass on subscriptions.
New prospective members welcome please e-mail Ian P Doig;
Subscriptions  U/K £10 overseas please add bank charges. 

Contact e-mail addresses: In process.

Message from the Chairman

Dear Doig Cousins,

Heartfelt thanks to all who attended our First World Gathering in Stirling, especially all the cousins who gladly traveled from distant shores back to the homeland in Scotland.  We were delighted to have Ken with us, the Doig who has compiled all the fantastic family research almost all single handed.

“The Smith” proved a superb venue and director Elspeth  King and her staff were all outstanding, nothing was too much trouble for them. The guest speakers were all very interesting. The highlight for me being David Ross who was the nearest thing to our national hero Wallace you could ever see. Ken’s highlight, Susan Beckley, from Stirling archives who found the missing Doig family papers. He actually asked if he could give her a hug! he was so excited. The civic welcome awarded to us by the Provost on behalf of Stirling Council was much appreciated and also the complementary lunch. 

The “Doig Doo” on the Saturday evening in Thornhill, definitely one to remember. Next time we will, I’m sure, be able to rely on our own Doig cousins to provide the musical entertainment. Perhaps Willie will even give us a discount.

The sun shone on Doune Castle on the Sunday morning, probably arranged for us by Walter, Keeper of  The Castle in 1463.  Maybe Piper John wakened him up.

I hope that you all agree that the weekend was a great success and I personally look forward to our next Gathering in 2006.  Please do your utmost to encourage other Doig cousins to come and join us.

Please keep in touch.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Guid New Year.

Kerr Doig


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        * The Gaelic translation is pronounced "Na gayill doh chruayee chaas", the "ch" as in loch.

Last update: November 8, 2006