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Clan Hunter and Clan Irving of Bonshaw Forge Links of Friendship

June 2024

Rupert Irving of Bonshaw Chief of the Name & Arms and 20th Clan Chief and Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston Chief of the Name & Arms and 30th Chief agree to provide mutual cooperation an...


Gathering of the Local Clans & Families

February 2024

Annan The History Town Welcomes You To The Gathering of the Local Clans & Families Saturday 24th August | The Everholm, Annan Local Clan Chiefs in attendance Pipe Bands Highland Dancin...


Chiefs of the Name & Arms of Irving of Bonshaw

December 2023

Ancient Line Eochaid XII Ard Ri of Ireland (c.344AD-c.362AD) succeeded by his son Niall of Nine Hostages High King of Ireland died c.438AD, succeeded by his eldest son Cineal Conail ...


Clan Muirhead and Clan Irving of Bonshaw Forge Links of Friendship

November 2023

Clan Muirhead Society and Clan Irving of Bonshaw have forged a link friendship to provide mutual cooperation and support and to build links of mutual friendship.This agreement of mutual cooperation ...


Moss Troopers vs Border Reivers

September 2023

The term ‘Moss Trooper’ is often, but quite erroneously applied to the Anglo-Scots border reiver of the sixteenth century. In fact there was an important difference between them in that most ...


Irving of Bonshaw and Carruthers; the sharing of an historical path

August 2023

This article has been written by George Carruthers – Convenor, Clan Carruthers Society and contains some interesting and historical links between the two Clans – the Irvings of Bonshaw and Carruth...


Rick Irvine reached the top of the World’s tallest mountain on 24th May 2023

June 2023

We’re always interested to follow the lives and achievements of Clan members around the world. Historically, the last ‘Irvine’ to climb Everest was the ill-fated Andrew ‘Sandy’ Irvine, alon...


Lairds of Bonshaw Tower & House 1506 – To date

September 2020

Those marked in Bold are Lairds of Bonshaw Tower & House Edward Irving of Bonshaw (d. by 1605) had a number of children, his first son, Christopher Irving died before him and his second...


Heads of the Clan Irving of Bonshaw 1506 – To current Clan Chief

September 2020

Those marked in Bold are of Bonshaw Edward Irving of Bonshaw (d. by 1605) had a younger brother Christopher Irving of Robgill & Annan known as “Black Christie” (died 1604) whose first son...


To Be Recognised As Clan Chief

August 2019

To be recognised as Clan Chief & Chief of the Name & Arms of a Scottish Clan by the Court of the Lord Lyon carries with it a certain responsibility that still has relevance in today’s contem...


Clan Chief vs. Laird

March 2019

There is a common misunderstanding of exactly what is meant by the Scottish title of Clan Chief and what is meant by the Scots term of Laird. For quite a few people this has been confused to mean o...