Clan Macpherson Association - Canadian Branch

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CREST: A cat sejant Proper

MOTTO: Touch not the cat bot a glove.
'Bot' means without. The 'glove' of a wildcat is the pad. If the cat is 'ungloved', its claws are unsheathed. The motto serves as a warning that one should beware when the wildcat's claws are 'without a glove'.

Allison, Archibald, Cattanach, Carson, Chlerich, Clark, Clarke, Clarkson, Clerk, Clooney, Clunie, Cluney, Cluny, Currie, Currier, Curry, Ellis, Ellison, Fassett, Gillespie, Gillies, Gillis, Gilliss, Gilley, Goudey, Goudie, Gow, Gowan, Keith, Leary, Lees, MacCarson, MacChlery, MacClair, MacCleary, MacCleish, MacClerich, MacClooney, MacCloonie, MacCluney, MacClunie, MacCluny, MacCurrach, MacCurrie, MacCurry, MacGillies, MacGouen, MacGoun, MacGow, MacGowen, MacKeith, MacLaury, MacLear, MacLeary, MacLees, MacLeish, MacLerie, MacLierich, MacLise, MacLory, MacMurdo, MacMurdoch, MacMurdock, MacMurich, MacVail, MacVurich, MacVurrich, Murdaugh, Murdo, Murdoch, Murdock, Murdoson, Parson, Pearson, Person, Smith, Parsons, Warden

A Short History:
In 1947, the late Col E.R. Rivers-Macpherson OBE, a retired British Military Officer, laid the groundwork for the Canadian Branch of the Clan Macpherson Association. The Association had been recently formed in Scotland with the mission to support the Clan Museum in Newtonmore. In March 1948, with the Hon. Ewan Alexander Macpherson, the Chief Justice of Manitoba as Chairman, the first Branch Annual Meeting was held at the home of Col Rivers-Macpherson, who was elected the new Hon. Secretary. For more information on the formative days of the Branch see the article "The Early Days" by Gordon Macpherson in the September 2011 issue of the Green Banner. Since the establishment of the Canadian Branch, Annual Gatherings which include the Branch Annual General Meetings as part of the program, have been held at various locations including successful joint Gatherings with the US Branch every five years starting in 1980. The format of Canadian Gatherings has evolved over the years arriving at one similar to the Annual Gathering held in Badenoch.

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