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The Clan Pringle Association
A registered Scottish charity - SC043865
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The Clan Pringle Association

The Clan Pringle Association was founded on Wednesday 3rd October 2012, when leading members of the Pringle family met together and heldThe Clan Pringle Cap Badge the inaugural meeting of the  Association in the Pewterers’ Hall in London.

Founder Members of the Clan Pringle Association:

  • James W Pringle of Torwoodlee, the 14th Laird.
  • Sir Murray Pringle of Stichill, 10th Bart.
  • James B Pringle, Stichills brother.
  • Alastair Pringle of Stichill, younger.
  • Andrew Pringle, Stichills nephew.
  • James M Pringle.


Currant Clan Pringle Association Executive and Trustees:

  • Chairman - James W Pringle of Torwoodlee, the 14th Laird.
  • Secretary - Sir Murray Pringle of Stitchill, 10th Bart.
  • Treasurer - Mrs Priscilla Dorman (nee Pringle)
  • Alastair Pringle of Stitchill, younger.
  • Andrew Pringle (Sir Murray’s nephew).
  • James M Pringle, Clan Pringle Association Website Administrator.
  • William Leon Pringle III, North America Representative.



The Constitution of the Clan Pringle Association

Minutes of the inaugural meeting of the CPA, held on 3rd October 2012 in Pewterers Hall in London

Minutes of the 1st CPA  AGM held on 27th June 2014 at Torwoodlee, Scotland

Minutes of the 2nd CPA  AGM held on 10th July 2015 in England

Minutes of the 3rd CPA  AGM held on 12th July 2016 in England

Minutes of the 4th CPA  AGM held on 14th August 2017 in England

Minutes of the 5th CPA AGM held on 5th June 2018 in England


Photos from the October 2012 inaugural meeting:

 CPA Trustees in Session 03.10.12

CPA Trustees 03.10.12


On Monday 18th March 2013 the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) became satisfied that the Clan Pringle Association had met the charity test, and entered it in the Scottish Charity Register. This means that the CPA now has charitable status under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

OSCR Charity LogoYour charity’s registered name is: Clan Pringle Association

Your charity number is:  SC043865

Your charity was registered on: 18 March 2013

Your principal contact address is: Torwoodlee, Galashiels, Scotland, TD1 1TZ

Your charitable purposes are: G - the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science

Your charitable objectives are: To preserve the Pringle family's traditions, sites, artifacts and records and to study its history, culture and relationships with other Scottish families and similar organisations by scientific, genealogical, archaeological and other research and make the results publically available to interested parties. The work to advance the knowledge of Scotland's culture and heritage will be disseminated as widely as possible.


Clan Gathering and AGM 2014:

There was a Clan Gathering of Members of the Clan Pringle Association on Friday 27th June 2014, including an AGM and BBQ at Torwoodlee in Scotland.








The Clan Pringle Association wishes to extend an invitation to all Pringles worldwide to apply for membership. Please e-mail us and let us know of your interest or use the form below.


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.
  • To establish who is the current clan chief through genealogical research and our DNA project.
  • To include the worldwide Pringle diaspora in the Clan Pringle Association.
  • To provide a forum through which Pringle’s can contact and communicate with each other.


New Mission Statement:

  • “To connect our family worldwide. to share, research and preserve it history.”



Charity status: The Clan Pringle Association achieved Charity Status in Scotland and our North American Branch has been registered as a 501c3 non-profit.

The Pringle DNA Surname Project: To date, 61 men have joined our Y-DNA Surname Project. Of these, 39 men are shown to be related by varying degrees of closeness. Of these related men 22 do not have the surname Pringle or variants (Prindle, Pring, Pringe) or did not provide their names. Of the 22 unrelated men, 15 have the Pringle or variant names, probably because of a past adoption or illegitimacy, or an ancestor taking his wife’s Pringle surname for some reason. The remaining seven unrelated men had different surnames or did not provide their names.

Clan Gatherings: There have been several Pringle Clan Gatherings, both in the UK and in North America.

Torwoodlee Tower: Our Chairman obtained grants to consolidate Torwoodlee Tower from the Fallago Environment Fund and Historic Scotland. The work started in the spring of 2015 and lasted two years.

Book made available free online: We have made this book available free online as a service to Pringles around the world - THE RECORDS OF THE PRINGLES OR HOPPRINGILLS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER, BY ALEX. PRINGLE, M.A., B.Sc. Published: Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1933.

New Book: We have assisted the author in producing this book - Saving the Army: The Life of Sir John Pringle by Dr Morrice McCrae. Published: 4 Sep 2014. Available to purchase on The biography's launch took place in the New Library, Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh on Monday 3rd November 2014.

Social Media Efforts: We have been posting regular content on the Pringle social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Advertising: Advertisements for the CPA have been placed in the clans area of the Scottish Banner and Scottish Life magazines.

American Scottish Festivals: The Association participated in the Alma Scottish Festival in Michigan on May 23-24 2015,  and in the St Andrews Society of Detroit’s 166th Annual Highland Games on July 31-August 1 2015 in Livonia, Michigan.



If you would like to join our association and be added to our membership please use the registration forms below.

Membership of the Clan Pringle Association is 15 per annum, per household.
We have two methods of registering:

1. Online Electronic Registration method:



Send your membership payment to our CPA PayPal account,

by sending it to our Treasurer (via PayPal):
treasurer CPA
You should click the box that the payment is from a friend, and there will not be a charge on the payee.
If you do not have a linked bank account you can pay by credit card, in which case there will be a small charge levied by PayPal.
Send us an email with the following information:
  1. Your full Name:
  2. Your Date of birth:
  3. Your full address:
  4. Your E-mail address:
  5. Your Telephone number:
  6. What are your reasons for joining?:
  7. Do you have any specific interests?:
  8. Are you joining our Pringle DNA Project?:
  9. Are you sending your membership payment by Cheque or PayPal?:
  10. Can we retain your data for membership purposes and update you about Pringle activities?:
Please CC (carbon copy) the email to:


2. Print and Post Registration method:

Cheques can be made out to the ‘Clan Pringle Association’ and posted to:

The Clan Pringle Association, Torwoodlee, Galashiels, Scotland, TD1 1TZ
Please print and fill out this application form and covering letter and send them with the cheque.
Please note that we cannot accept cheques in any foreign currency at this time, as our bank will only allow cheques in British Pounds Sterling to be paid into our account. However, our PayPal account accepts all currencies.


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Other Border Clans:
Clan Armstrong Trust
Clan Bell International
Borthwick Clan Association
Clan Crichton
Clan Davidson Association
Clan Douglas Society (USA)
Clan Douglas Association of Australia
Clan Douglas (UK)
Clan Dunbar
Elliot Clan Society
Clan Glendinning
Clan Hamilton Society
Clan Home Association
Clan Irving
Clan Johnstone Association or
Clan Kerr (UK)
Kerr Family Association (USA)
Clan Maitland Society
Clan Marjoribanks Society
Maxwell Society or
Clan Moffat Society
Clan Rutherfurd Organization
Clan Scott Society or
Seton Family
Turnbull Clan Association
Clan Young Society


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