The Clan Pringle AssociationA registered Scottish charity - SC043865
Welcome to the Clan Pringle Association Website!
The surname Pringle is one of the oldest from the Scottish Borders, and is also an Armigerous clan. It dates to the reign of King Alexander III of Scots in the mid-13th century. It is a Scottish place-name and is derived from a round hill in the Parish of Stow.
If you are a Pringle you are welcome to join our Clan Association which we have recently constituted, and also welcome to join our DNA project. We are currently searching for our rightful Clan Chief and you may be able to help us with the necessary genealogy.
Invitation to all Pringles:Please join us at the proposed Clan Gathering at the Homecoming 2014 Event which is to be held over the weekend of the 18th - 20th July 2014 at Bowhill House in Scotland and is to be hosted by his grace the Duke of Buccleuch, for details click here. Please email us if you intend to come along.The year 2014 also marks the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn(where the Good Sir James Douglas fought for Bruce, possibly with Pringles among his followers), whilst the 9th September 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden(at which several Pringles died). It would be fantastic if members of the Pringle clan could get together to mark these occasions. Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford on the Pringles:Publishing his version of ‘The Ballad of the Outlaw Murray,’ Sir Walter makes the following note: “The honourable name of Pringle, or Hoppringle, is of great antiquity in Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire. The old tower of Torsonce is situated upon the banks of the Gala. I believe the Pringles of Torsonce are now represented by Sir John Pringle of Stitchell. There are three other ancient and distinguished families of this name; those of Whitebank, Clifton, and Torwoodlee.” - Quote from ‘Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border’ by Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford, Bt.Mission Statement of the Clan Pringle Association
To raise the public profile of the clan and highlight the honour of the Pringle name.
To promote Pringle history and to correct the errors of previous historians.
To protect and preserve the historical sites that have been the home to Pringle’s throughout history.