The Scotland and Northern Ireland Branch holds three main events each year - a Burns Night Supper (January/February), a Summer BBQ (June) and an AGM and lunch (October/November). These events are organised by a Committee who meet three times a year, in January, March and September.
If you have never been to a Branch event before, don't be shy: we will make a point of looking out for you, and will make you most welcome.
If you are interested in booking for any of our events, please contact the Scotland and Northern Ireland Branch Treasurer, .
We are of course living in unprecedented times with no way of knowing what events will be able to take place in 2021/22 but we will do our best to keep these pages updated with news of which events we are able to hold. Your Chairman and the committee are here to support our members throughout the current situation.
We are endeavouring to audit our membership contact details and will be taking the time during 2022 to contact anyone who has not responded to the newsletter request for their current contact details. We would be very grateful indeed if you could spare the time to either email (or call) our Secretary, Iris Macpherson, on SandNI.Secretary@clan-macpherson.org or 01674 673569 to let her know your postal address, email address and telephone number. If we don't have the correct details for you, you will miss out on receiving our informative newsletters and fliers and details of not only Scottish Branch events but also Clan Macpherson Association events and other interesting information including updates from the Clan Museum.
The last two years have been difficult for everyone and many of our branch events had to be cancelled. The Committee is hoping to introduce a new and exciting way to get together in the form of regional 'clusters' but we realise this can only be done when covid restrictions are lowered. We want to get our branch members together again as soon as we can so please 'watch this space'. Other more formal events are as follows:
The Scotland and Northern Ireland Branch Summer Get Together will this year be held on Saturday 11th June at Newton Castle, Blairgowrie, Perthshire - the home of our Chief's family. This is a wonderful day out for everyone. A 'bring your own picnic' in a superb setting followed by the chance to take part in fun and games in the garden. We welcome young and old to this most enjoyable event. If you would like to come to the event please contact , our Acting Secretary.
Each year we endeavour to hold our Autumn Social Event in a different venue in Scotland to ensure that members have the opportunity to attend this friendly event. In the past few years we have been to Scone Palace in Perth, the Falkirk Wheel, the Dunblane Hydro, Calendar House in Falkirk and in 2019 to the Society of Solicitors Law Library in Edinburgh. Our 2020 Autumn Social Event would have been held at the Highland Wildlife Park, Kingussie if Covid19 restrictions had not forced us to cancel the event. Instead we held an on line AGM which was well attended. In Autumn 2021 we held a less formal social event and invited members to visit the recently refurbished Clan Macpherson Museum following the meeting and lunch at The Glen, Newtonmore. Further details of this event for 2022 will follow soon.
The Scotland and Northern Ireland Branch Burns Supper is a highlight of our calendar. We are privileged to have amongst our Branch members a wealth of talented speakers and pipers all of whom make for an invigorating evening. We had to cancel the 2021 and 2022 Burns Suppers due to covid but we very much hope to host the next Burns Supper on Saturday 11th February 2023 at the Station Hotel in Perth. Full details of the event will follow nearer the time.