Welcome to Clan Irving – Home of the Border Irvings & Irvines

An important factor in Scotland’s development as a nation over the last 1000 years has been the existence of the clan system. The Border Irvings & Irvines were recognised as a Scottish Clan by a 1587 Act of Parliament with its Chiefs descended from William Irving of Bonshaw 1506. Find out about this old Scots Border Clan – its origins, history and territory; and more on the Scottish Border Regions and the Reiver Clans.

The name of ‘Erivine’ or, contracted, ‘Irving’ or ‘Irvine’, is understood by most researchers to come from either the ancient Celtic word ‘Erin-viene’ or ‘Erin-fiene’, which means a ‘true Westland man’