England & Wales Branch

of the Clan Macpherson Association

Welcome to the pages of the England and Wales Branch of the Clan Macpherson Association. All Association members resident throughout England and Wales are automatically members of the branch. We are also pleased to enjoy the support of Macphersons and non-Macphersons from across the world.

We aim to communicate with England and Wales branch members through email, although we keep a list of members who prefer communications through the post. Please let us know (contact our secretary Bill T Macpherson ) of your address and preference for communication.

The Ball

The highlight of the branch's year is the annual Macpherson London Ball, which is held in the spring at the Caledonian Club in Belgravia. We try to keep ticket prices as low as possible and this is always a fabulous event and well worth a trip to London! For further information please visit our 'news and events' page.

The Gin Tastingl

Our AGM was held on Friday 19th October at the Caledonian Club. We try to keep these meetings business-light and social-heavy, so link them to an event or visit. This year the meeting was followed by a Scottish Gin Tasting by the Eden Mill Distillery in St Andrews. The event was well attended and much enjoyed by Clan members and friends.

Past visits, usually with a Clan link, have included a 'backstage tour' of the All England Tennis & Croquet Club in Wimbledon, a trip down the Regency Canal, followed by a pub supper and a tour of Westminster Abbey which included a visit to the grave of James Macpherson of 'Ossian' fame.

The challenge of holding events accessible to the largest number of members across England and Wales inevitably means that meetings are in the London area but we are always happy to consider arranging something elsewhere if sufficient members are interested. Please let us know if you have ideas. We hope to hold the 2019 AGM in Clifton in Cumbria, where we will visit the Clifton Memorial and Rebel Tree, which commemorate a Macpherson Clan victory during the Jacobite Rebellion. It is hoped this will enable Clan members in the North of England, as well as friends from over the border, to attend and to enjoy a social get-together, as well as conducting some Clan business along the way!

Clan Macpherson at the Edinburgh Tattoo 2017

Macphersons at the Tattoo Macphersons at the Tattoo
Macphersons at the Tattoo

Please visit our News & Events page to find out more.

New Member Application

Individuals living in England or Wales must join through the Association Registrar (). Applications may be made either via the post with payment by cheque, or via the on-line facility using a credit card.

For on-line payment, follow this link to the on-line application form and payment. For a postal application, fill in the membership application form that can be downloaded from here and post to the Registrar, whose address is on the form.


The application is in PDF format in order to make it available for downloading by Apple, PC and Android users. If you do not have Acrobat reader on your system it is available for download from the Adobe link on this page.

Membership renewal

After joining, Annual members must renew their membership each subsequent year. The Registrar will send out a reminder at the start of each membership (calendar) year together with a Bank Standing Order form. A Bank Standing Order is the most efficient way to keep your membership up-to-date as it means you don't have to remember and we don't have to remind you, and it also reduces our cost of administration.

Alternatively you can send a cheque to the Registrar, or a third way to renew your membership is via the on-line renewal and credit card payment. Follow this link to renew on-line.