Canadian Branch

of the Clan Macpherson Association


Hello and welcome to the Canadian branch of the CMA (Clan Macpherson Association) website. There are many events the Branch Council are working on for 2024.

Please see our News Tab for a listing of the Highland Games in Ontario and Alberta at which the Branch will be represented this summer.

Here you will find information about our history, upcoming events, and the Canadian Branch Council contacts.

Are you visiting us for the first time? Learn more about the several different types of memberships offered. Please check them out and decide which is best for you. There are electronic application and renewal forms available, however if you are more comfortable with mailing in a cheque please contact our Registrar Beverly McPherson Letford at for more information. Do you have any questions? We are a friendly bunch and are always available to help.

Clan members enjoy the Annual Creag Dhubh - direct from from the shores of Bonnie Scotland - and the Canadian quarterly newsletter, The Green Banner.

Highland Games have always been a terrific way to reconnect with our members, celebrate Scottish games, music, and food. A Clan tent is set up by volunteers at several Highland Games across Canada. We do not attend all Highland Games, but encourage you to check out one near you and experience a wee piece of Scotland. If you would like to host a tent at a Highland Games or to volunteer, we would love to have you! Watch here for the Games we will be participating in.

We are trying something new this year and combining the 2024 Branch Gathering with our Robbie Burns Weekend. I don’t know about you, but I am watching my pennies (it is the Scottish blood in me, lol) and this was a great way to celebrate both events. Our AGM will be held in the Fall via Zoom.

Are you a member of Facebook? Check out our page – Clan Macpherson Association – connect with other members of the clan across the world. You will need to provide your Clan membership number when you join.

Another great way to meet your cousins is attending the CMA Gathering in Badenoch, Scotland. Save the first weekend of August and check out the CMA Gathering tab on the main page. I have attended twice and had a wonderful time! The sense of pride you experience when marching into the Newtonmore Highland Games in the shadow of Creagh Dhubh is unforgettable.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at

Warm wishes,


Denise Lagundzin FSAScot
Chairman, Canadian Branch of CMA

Photo of Denise Lagundzin

Updated January 9, 2024