Irvine Tartan & Clan

Erewine and Erwinne are old English personal names, and Gilchrist, son of Erwini, witnessed a charter of the Lord of Galloway sometime between 1124 and 1165.

Clan Irvine Crest & Motto

Irvine

"Sub Sole, Sub Umbra, Virens"

Flourishing both in sunshine and in shade
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Irvine TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Irvine NAME MEAN?
Irvine in Gaelic is ir-afon which means green water

WHERE DOES THE Irvine CLAN HAIL FROM?
The lands which first bore the name of Irvine appear to have been in Dumfriesshire. Family tradition asserts that the origin of the chiefly family is linked with the early Celtic monarchs of Scotland.

In 1323 Drum castle was granted to William de Irwyn by King Robert the Bruce. The castle remained within the Irvine family until 1975, when it was handed over to the National trust of Scotland. An interesting collection of Irvine memorabilia is shown in the Family Room if you are visiting.