Kilmartin Glen in Argyll, Scotland
February 17th 2018
The Clan MacAlpin(e)Society donation of 2500lb
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A Statement from Kilmartin Museum
"We are delighted to announce receipt of a generous donation from Clan McAlpine! McAlpine family members who have traced their DNA found links to Kilmartin Glen, and because of this connection they very kindly undertook fundraising efforts in aid of the Museum. Clan representatives Ian, Margaret and Joan McAlpine MSP visited Kilmartin on Saturday 17th February to present the cheque and met with our Director Dr Sharon Webb, who gave them a tour of the Museum. We are incredibly grateful for this gift and look forward to welcoming the Clan back to Kilmartin in the future!"
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Fergus, Canada Highland Games
August 11, 2017
The Family of MacAlpine's met for the first time as a recognised family of Scotland, Present was Michael T. McAlpin as our Commander.
A Family Convention was held at Abbotsford House, Melrose Roxburghshire September 10, 2016
The Family of MacAlpine's has nominated Michael T. McAlpin as the Commander.
Having a Commander, the MacAlpine Family would then be constituted and regarded as a clan or family in its own right.
The Convention was held under the supervision of Mark D. Dennis Esq., Ormond Pursuivant of Arms as the
appointed Supervising Officer and representative of the Lord Lyon King of Arms.
12 January 1936 – 4 March 2018
Sir William McAlpine, 6th Baronet has always been supportive of the work Clan MacAlpine Society was doing to become recognized as a clan in our own right and we are sincerely saddened to hear of his passing.
Sir William and Lady Judy McAlpine, attended the 5th Clan MacAlpine Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Oban Scotland, 2004. While there, he met with Lord Lyon King of Arms of Scotland to receive guidance on the process to gain Clan recognition.
Sir William followed the Society activities by receiving our quarterly newsletter and his Coat of Arms has been proudly displayed on our newsletter header since 2010. The Society often sought his input and opinion on our road to be recognized as a clan and effort to name a Chief.
April 16th, 2015 Sir William was one of the signers of the petition we presented to Lord Lyon Morrow, and a supporter for Michael T. McAlpin to be named Commander for the family convention held in Scotland, 2016.
Sir William was one of our best known MacAlpine’s world-wide and we always appreciated his wisdom and support. He will be sorely missed.
In Kinship and sorrow,
President, Clan MacAlpine Society"
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