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 highlight of the Branch's year is the annual Macpherson London Ball, which will be held at the Caledonian Club in Belgravia on Friday, 4th November (see our 'News & Events' page). We try to keep ticket prices as low as possible and this is always a fabulous event and well worth a trip to London!
Our AGM is held in the autumn and usually linked to a social gathering. Due to Covid restrictions, recent AGMs have sadly had to be held via Zoom but we hope that in 2022 we will be able to meet up again. In 2019 our AGM was combined with a congenial lunch at the Ognisko Restuarant in Kensington. We enjoyed an excellent Polish meal before moving on to the branch business, fortified with shots of Polish vodka! (See our News & Events page.) We try to keep these meetings business-light and social-heavy, so link them to an event or visit.Past visits, usually with a Clan link, have included a Scottish Gin Tasting, 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.
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.