Who We Are

The Society was primarily established to bring together individuals from around the world who share the same Highland heritage. It is now made up of many branches that span several continents and as recogniton of our efforts increases, we will continue to grow into a stronger organisation. This, the international site, is largely used for archival and reference material which may be of interest anywhere and over time. In addition, each branch has its own web site (see drop-down menu above) and these contain information about events and other things that that branch is organising. The Information page includes a site map for this site.

Members have access to a wealth of on-line information, e.g. enabling them to research the Clan's history or their own genealogy (both under the History drop-down menu above). In addition they receive an electronic or paper copy of their branch Newsletter. Through our international events and gatherings, the web sites, and the International Facebook Group called Clan Matheson Society (see under Branches), we have brought many people together over the years. Please take this opportunity to browse through our sites, and discover some of their many features.

The Chief

The Chief's Message

A big welcome to members and visitors to the Clan Matheson website. I hope that you will enjoy looking at it and that you will wish to join the Clan Society which is run by enthusiastic volunteers from around the world. We welcome new members, whatever their interest in the Clan. If you have any questions, please go ahead and ask. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sir Alexander Matheson of Matheson, Bt.
28th Chief Of Clan Matheson

Our Objectives

There are branches of the Clan Matheson Society in many countries, linking Clan members through their own social events, newsletters and websites. In addition, the International Clan Society is dedicated to bringing together Mathesons from across the world and to discovering more about the Clan's origins. The Society's genealogy team is actively compiling full records of the various branches and surnames in the extended Clan family, and the Clan has its own DNA project which is using established scientific methods to trace the Clan back to its earliest roots.

What We Can Offer

As a member of the Clan Matheson Society, you will be able to enjoy the many benefits that being part of a large community has to offer. Here is just a small selection.

  • Attend Society Events
  • Discover Your Heritage
  • Forge New Friendships
  • Research Your Genealogy
  • Meet Other Clan Members

All this and more, and for a very modest annual membership fee. Why not contact us for further details, We would love to hear from you.

Learn More

Social Media

Join the following social media sites by clicking on the appropriate link below to get started.

Alternatively if you wish to send any correspondence to the Society, please write to or email your local branch. Details can be found within the 'Branches' option of the main menu.

Building On Our Success

We know that the first Mathesons arrived in Scotland many hundreds of years ago. They established their stronghold in Lochalsh, Wester Ross at the head of Loch Achaidh na h-Inich, and soon became one of the strongest clans in the Scottish Highlands. The remains of the fort can still be seen today. Currently the Clan is spread all over the globe and includes people whose family name is Matheson, Mathieson, Mathison and various possible derivatives. Our international gatherings have helped bring together branch members from a number of different countries, which have proved to be very popular. The number of members within the UK Branch, and those overseas is steadily growing, which is a testament to all the hard work put in. Let's continue to build on our success.

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