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 was constituted in 2012, 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. See our Genealogy Resources Page. The Pringles of Stitchill have recently been in the news, for more information see our Stitchill page.
The 'GATHERING of PRINGLES' event was held Oct. 19-21, 2018 at Niagara Falls, NY. Some of those attending are seen in the photos here. We had a good representation from various parts of the country, with a few from Canada and a couple visiting from New Zealand. As you can see some wore traditional Scottish attire reminding us of the Pringle roots in Scotland's 'southern borders'. Arranged around the meeting room for the Gathering was Pringle family memorabilia, family tree posters, banners, etc. setting the scene for this special Pringle celebration. In our agenda we had a photographic tour of ancient Pringle related sites, we explored our history and various family branch lines, had discussions with our Clan Chief, Sir Murray Pringle, examined connections in our family trees, and spent time learning how to improve our skills in ancestry research. Throughout the weekend we had much fun together as we got to meet one another, as the family motto puts it "Friendship reflects honors". Derek Pringle via the Facebook Group: Clan Pringle Association of North America
Minutes of the CPA’s AGMs 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 are now online The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council:Legal Case: In the matter of the Baronetcy of Pringle of Stichill Transcript of Judgment and Videos of Trial
The Pringle Clan is now featured on the Lochcarron Interactive Clan Map of Scotland:http://lochcarron.co.uk/clanmap/ The Clan Pringle vacation tour of the Scottish BordersIf you are a Pringle and you are planning a visit to the Scottish Borders, you might consider this list of sites.
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
Torwoodlee Tower: Work on stabilizing (not restoring) the tower started in the spring of 2015, and was completed in 2017. For more information please see www.torwoodlee.com.Press Release from 2015: Conservation of Torwoodlee Tower to Start Imminently.BBC News: Historic Torwoodlee Tower project startsBBC News: Historic Torwoodlee Tower repairs completion celebratedBorder Telegraph: Securing a piece of Galashiels' history with £150kThe Southern Reporter: Iconic Gala tower is restored
- 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.
Clan Gatherings: The first clan gathering of the Clan Pringle in hundreds of years took place on Wednesday 3rd October 2012. Leading members of the Pringle family met together and founded the Clan Pringle Association in the Pewterer’s Hall in London. We next had a Clan Gathering of Members of the Clan Pringle Association on Friday 27th June 2014, including an AGM and BBQ at Torwoodlee in Scotland. William Pringle’s photos of the gathering can be seen here. The second Annual General Meeting of the Clan Pringle Association, was held on Friday 10th July 2015 at a members address in High Wycombe. Pictures can be found on our Association page. If you would like to join us at a Clan Gathering next year, please join us. In 2016 an AGM took place in July in High Wycombe and the first Pringle Gathering in America took place in October.
Free Online Book: THE RECORDS OF THE PRINGLES OR HOPPRINGILLS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER, BY ALEX. PRINGLE, M.A., B.Sc. Published: Edinburgh, Oliver and Boyd, 1933. Clan Pringle Shop Join us on Social Media and on Genealogical Message Boards:Twitter: Twitter.com/PringleHeritageFacebook Group: Pringle Heritage Preservation SocietyFacebook Group: Clan Pringle Association of North AmericaAncestry.com: Pringle - Family History & Genealogy Message Board If you enjoyed this website, please help with the cost of its up keep and the time spent producing it.Please make generous donations to our Paypal account: