Welcome you 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 and Facebook, 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 challenge of holding events accessible to the largest number of members across the England and Wales inevitably means that meetings are in the London area, although we have travelled to the Isle of Wight, Northumberland, Cumberland and Hampshire with Macpherson pursuits! Our AGMs are society-heavy and business-light by nature and invariably take the form of a visit to some facility of interest to the clan - the Tower of London to inspect a memorial commemorating two Macphersons who met a grizzly end there; Westminster Abbey to see the grave of James Macpherson of 'Ossian' fame, a visit to the Flemings Gallery and some years later to the Macpherson Collection at Greenwich; an evening of fine food and reeling at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea; to the site of the Jacobite skirmish, involving Macphersons, at Clifton. Our 2016 AGM took the form of a visit to the All England Tennis and Croquet Club, where we noted Andy Murray's achievements, and celebrated the life of Arthur Davidovich Macpherson, the father of Russian tennis.
We encourage our branch members to tempt us out of the capital, and we encourage Association members and supporters, wherever they might reside, to consider ours an open invitation to join in branch activities.
The high point of our annual calendar is the Macpherson Spring Ball, which takes place in the Caledonian Club in London. This unique black-tie event had slipped into abeyance, but has now been brought back to life by spirited young members of our Ball Committee.
Rusty reelers have a chance to brush-up on their footwork in advance of the Ball by joining other members of the Clan at reels evenings organized at St Columba's Church, Pont Street, and amongst the Wimbledon Reelers, firm friends of the Association. Crib sheets and video links for the reels to be danced are also available to all applicants for the Ball.
The Ball takes place in March and attracts the support of Macphersons from across the world. All are most welcome.
Please visit our News & Events page to find out more.
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.
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.