Chieftain for the Day

The President and Committee of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering are delighted to announce that the 2024 Chieftain for the Day will be Captain Ian J Young, AM, RAN BSc MD MHA FRACGP FRACS FAOrthA FRCSEd FSAScot


Captain Ian Young is a medical officer and orthopaedic surgeon in the Royal Australian Navy and serves as Director Fleet Health at Fleet Headquarters in Sydney. He has deployed operationally to Afghanistan, Iraq, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia and has deployed on numerous sea and shore-based exercises.

His clinical interests include trauma, hip and knee arthroplasty, sports injury and shoulder surgery.

He is the Youngs of Scotland Commissioner for Australia. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Captain Young is of Scottish descent from Ayrshire with a keen interest in genealogy. He is a member of the Scottish Genealogy Society and the East Ayrshire Family History Society. He is also member of the Heraldry Society of Scotland and of The Lord Lyon Society.

He was granted Ensigns Armorial by Lord Lyon King of Arms in 2022 as matriculated on the 75th page of the 94th Volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.

Captain Young was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the Military Division on the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. He and his wife Vanessa permanently reside in Melbourne and have four children.









Past Chieftain of the Bundanoon Highland Gathering Inc.1