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Calendar Highlights

  • July 10-11 Payson Scottish Festival Website
  • July 10-12 Athena Caledonian Games Website
  • July 18 Portland Highland Games Website
  • July 18 Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival Website
  • July 18 Minnesota Scottish Fair & Highland Games Website
  • July 18-19 Elizabeth Celtic Festival Website
  • July 25-26 Pacific Nortwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering Website


Help Wanted

Several needed to set up and man tents at games and festivals and to recruit new members in their states.

We need all we can get to celebrate the Murray heritage by helping man clan tents, marching in parades, attending Scottish events. Dressing Scottish is optional but fun!

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The Official Web Site of
The Murray Clan Society of North America
Recognized by His Grace, The Duke of Atholl, Chief of the Murrays
Society Arms granted by The Lord Lyon, King of Arms
Murray Clan Badge
Are you from one of these families?
Balneaves • Dinsmore • Dunsmore
Fleming • Moray • Murrie
Neaves • Piper • Pyper
Smail • Smale • Small
Smeal • Spaulding

If so, you are from one of Clan Murray's allied families are invited to join.

Welcome to the official Murray Clan Society of North America website. We sincerely hope you find your visit with us informative and enjoyable. Our community exists to draw together those who bear the name Murray, allied families (septs) or their descendants.  We hope to cultivate a spirit of kinship and pride, to collect historical and genealogical records, and to provide a gathering place at the various Highland Gatherings throughout North America. We'd like to extend an invitation to join us and share in our friendship and fellowship.


Photo: Stephen Farthing/Atholl Estates

His Grace,The 12th Duke of Atholl, Bruce Murray became Chief of Clan Murray in 2012. Not only is he the clan's Chief, but he commands Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders.

When not taking part in his ceremonial duties he is a businessman in South Africa like his late father, John Murray, the 11th Duke of Atholl. The Chief's wife, Charmaine, is Duchess of Atholl and his oldest son, Michael, is the Marquess of Tullibardine. The Chief's other children are Lord David and Lady Nicole.

In 2012, he and the Atholl Highlanders visited the Massachusets town of Athol to help celebrate the 250th anniversary of its incorporation. One of its founders was the Second Duke of Atholl, who gave it its present name.