MacPherson Tartan & Clan

The MacPherson name derives from the gaelic Macaphersein, meaning “Son of the Parson” and the clan itself is reputed to have been founded by Murdo Cattenach, a priest of Kingussie in Badenoch. Don't miss the Clan MacPherson Association Gathering taking place in August this year and involving a whole series of events from Edinburgh to Badenoch to celebrate keeping alive the spirit of the clan.

Clan MacPherson Crest & Motto

Macpherson

"Touch Not The Cat Bot A Glove"

OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE MacPherson TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE MacPherson NAME MEAN?
The Gaelic for Macpherson is Mac a' Phearsain which means son of the parson

WHERE DOES THE MacPherson CLAN HAIL FROM?
Badenoch

The direct line of the Macphersons of Cluny died out in 1943 and Sir William Alan Macpherson of Cluny and Blairgowrie, TD is the Clan Chief today. Sir William's CV carries an impressive education and military record followed by appointment as a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales in the Queen’s Bench Division. Now retired he lives with this family at Newton Castle in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. The Castle has been the home of the Macphersons since 1787 so not long!