The Clan Irvine/Irving

A very active family often heavily involved in the ongoing dispute between their powerful neighbours, the Johnstones and the Maxwells. Irvings were, at times, in deadly feud with the Musgraves, the Bells and the Grahams.

The Borderer Irvine/Irvings were spelt in the main with g and the Highlander Irvines are spelt with an e.  This is generally agreed with David Irvine of Drum and the Border Irvings of Bonshaw.

If you are interested in the Irvings of Bonshaw you are invited to contact Mr Rupert Irving by e-mail at: who has much information on that section of the family.

They now have a new website at