MEMBERSHIP

Membership

The Clan MacLaren Society welcomes new members, particularly those with a connection to the name. Guidelines for eligibility are as follows:

  • Persons bearing or connected with the name MacLaren or MacLaurin in any of its spellings by birth, marriage or descent
  • Persons bearing or connected with the name of any sept of the Clan in any of its spellings by birth, marriage or descent
  • Others who may be admitted at the discretion of the Council of the Society

Variations and Septs of Clan MacLaren/MacLaurin include:

FAED
LAIR
LARNACH
LAURENCE
LAURENSEN
LAURIE
LAW
LAWRENCE
LAWSON
LOW
LOWRIE
LOWSON
MACFADE
MACCLARENCE
MACCRORIE
MACFAIT
MACFATER
MACFEAD
MACFEAT
MACGRORY
MACLERAN
MACPATRICK
MACPETRIE
MACPHAIT
MACPHATER
MACRORIE
PAT(T)ERSON
PATRICK
PETERKIN
PETERS
RORIE
RORISON

How to Join

We accept membership applications by post, in person at the Clan Games, or via our online form.

Click here to view our subscription rates and to print out our application form in Microsoft Word format.

Click here to print out our membership renewal form in Microsoft Word format.

You can pay membership via PayPal using the form below (you will be redirected to paypal.com to complete payment):
Membership Type

North American applicants should visit www.clanmaclarenna.org for full details of the Clan MacLaren Society of North America (CMSNA) and instructions on submitting your membership application.


Society Events

The Gathering of the Clan and the Lochearnhead Highland Games are an annual highlight of the Clan MacLaren Society calendar, taking place every July.

Clan events span the weekend and include activities like golf and fishing, walks to the Clan Cairn, and of course, the Highland Games. At Lochearnhead, members can watch traditional favourites like highland dancing, piping and tug-o-war, and while some events are just for the skilled locals others are open to all.

In the evening, members are invited to the AGM and Games Dinner, then to end the weekend they are welcome to attend a service held at Balquhidder Parish Church followed by a walk to Creag an Tuirc.

In celebration of St Andrew’s Day, the Clan MacLaren holds an Annual Dinner in Edinburgh with a formal dinner, piping, speeches by the Chief and a guest speaker, and traditional Scottish music.

International members are always very welcome. Details about upcoming events including dates for the year ahead can be found on the website and in the Annual Newsletter.


Society Newsletter

The Society newsletter is published annually in Spring. All contributions are welcome, particularly those relating to national and international MacLaren events, births, deaths and marriages. Please email content to Newsletter Editor Nicholas Law at N.S.Law@intbiogcentre.com before the deadline of 31st January for inclusion in the next newsletter.