A Welcome from the Chief
My warmest best wishes to you all. It is most encouraging that after a long lapse of many years a home based society is again being launched. I am only sorry that I cannot be with you on this occasion – but I give you this assurance of my strong support and will do what I can to further your efforts. I will look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in due course and to participating in as may be appropriate and when I can. I am sure that a bright future lies ahead and that as a clan we may, through a shared experience find its rewards.
I am with you in spirit and wish you the very best of good luck.
Alwyne Compton Farquharson Of Invercauld
Clan Farquharson, of Celtic origin, derives from Farquhar, fourth son of Alexander “Ciar” Mackintosh of Rothiemurchus, 5th Chief of Clan Shaw.
A grant of arms made by Lord Lyon in 1697 stated that John Farquharson of Invercauld was lawfully descended of Shaw son of MacDuff, Thane of Fife whose successors had the name Shaw until Farquhar Shaw, son to Shaw of Rothiemerchus, Chief of the whole name came to be called Farquharson.
Thus the Farquharsons branched from Clan Shaw. Farquhar settled in the Braes of Mar and was appointed baillie or chamberlain thereof.
The Farquharson Clan UK was reconstituted in early 2001 after many years of dormancy.
The society is open to all Farquharsons, septs and friends of the Clan.