Following the excellent example and helpful advice of our transatlantic cousins we hosted a well attended clan tent/ exhibition at The Gathering 2009, a day on the Murray Tour 2010, and are now planning activities for The Gathering 2014 at Bannockburn + looking for volunteers of any name and background to take the society forward in whatever role may suit his or her skills.… could you fill the post of Newsletter
Editor, Webmaster, Historian, or Piper?
is currently free until we have something to offer
by way of a newsletter, full website, merchandise, and events.
although contributions towards hiring spaces for our tent
as we gather the clan together would be most welcome.
you wish to join up please send your contact details to Anna Moray Parker
c/o Estate Office, Abercairny, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3NQ
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Few Murray Clan Facts...
late Chief, His Grace John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl, sadly passed away on 15th May 2012 and is suceeded by his son Bruce Murray, 12th Duke of Atholl.
The Duke commands the only legal private regiment in Europe,
the Atholl Highlanders, who can been seen in all their splendor
at the annual parade at Blair Castle.
families closely associated with the Murray Clan, by allegiance
and descent through the female line, include Balneaves,
Dinsmore, Dunsmore, Fleming, Neaves, Piper, Pyper, Smail,
Smale, Small, Smeal, and Spaulding.
members traditionally recognised eachother by placing Juniper
or Butchers Broom in their bonnets. Heraldic devices used
by various branches of the family include three five pointed
silver stars on a blue background, the peacock with the
motto ‘Praite’ meaning ‘Ready’,
the mermaid with the motto ‘Tout Prest’ or ‘Prepared’,
and the demi-savage with the motto ‘Furth Fortune
and Fill the Fetters’ or ‘go onward with fortune
and return with hostages’.
wear the Murray of Atholl and Murray of Tullibardine tartans.
These are availiable in modern and more muted 'antique'