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 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 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.
Torwoodlee Tower: Work on stabilizing (not restoring) the tower started in the spring of 2015 and has now been completed. For more information please see www.torwoodlee.com.
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.
Recommended Books: Saving the Army: The Life of Sir John Pringle by Dr Morrice McCrae.Publication Date: 4 Sep 2014. Available to purchase on Amazon.co.uk. The biography's launch took place in the New Library, Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh on Monday 3rd November 2014.Thomas Pringle: South African pioneer, poet and abolitionist by Randolph VignePublication Date: 20 Sep 2012. Available to purchase on Amazon.co.uk