The Newlands family is one of the 330 Names forming the ancient Scottish nobility, those which had Chiefs recognised by the Crown before the Union with England. Jasper Newlands of that Ilk held lands in Nithsdale in medieval times and was involved in a long legal dispute with Lord Carlyle in the period 1469-82 (see "The Scottish Peerage"). For details of the Family Arms, see the "Encylopaedia of Scottish Clans and Families" by George Way and Romilly Squire (Collins). There is also a Newlands tartan. The crest badge isgamecock hooded as a falcon and the motto is: Honour the Spur. Clan Secretary (worldwide) is John Newlands, 38 Woodhouse Road, Guisborough, Cleveland, England TS14.6LH. Clan cheiftain is William Newlands of Lauriston, Lauriston Castle, by Montrose, Scotland DD10.0DJ (email as above). A Gathering of Newlands Clan members will be held at Lauriston Castle at midsummer, 1999.