Welcome to Clan Cunningham International !

Clan Cunningham International, founded in 2002 is a non-political,non-sectarian, all volunteer, non-profit corporation registered in the Stat of Tennesse. As a registered non-profit organization, under IRS Code Section 501(c) (3), (public educational charity) all donations to support its activities are tax deductible within the limitation of federal tax codes for donors who are US citizens.
Membership is open to all Cunninghams around the world by birth, marriage, or adoption, and to the descendants of the Associated Families of the Districts of Cunninghame and Ayrshire in Scotland, as well as to anyone with an interest in or wishing to promote the great heritage of Clan Cunningham. 
The organization has evolved and grown greatly in these few short years and represents Clan Cunningham at Scottish Games and Celtic festivals all over the United States, Canada, Scotland and New Zealand, just to mention a few. And our presence isn't limited strictly to the US! We now have
members in New Zealand, England, Canada, and Scotland.
Our Clan Chief, Sir John Christopher Foggo Montgomery Cuninghame, Baronet of Corsehill, is a member of our Governing Council.
A list of Associated Families, list of our Governing Council, By-Laws, and other important information may be found on this web-site.

Clan Cunningham is a proud member of the Council of Scottish Clans and Associations since 2002.

Chief's Message

Officers of CCI,

Many of you have been kind enough to send me welcoming congratulations on being officially recognised by the Lord Lyon as Chief of the name of Cunninghame. Actually this matter will not be completely ratified until the 23rd January 2014. In one sense it would have been better to have kept the
matter under wraps until then.
I made a promise to those who were at the dinner in Glasgow some three years ago that I would formalise my position as Head of the Family if you so wished. With your encouragement I started making the necessary arrangements to accomplish this. After a few months of preparation I was confident
that the matter would be settled in a further two or three months. However a Respondent appeared and both my lawyers and the Lyon's office had to consider the matter much more rigorously. The matter then dragged on for over two and a half years, took a great deal of my time and I might add,
money. Although I never doubted the outcome, it has been an irksome delay for all of us. For this I apologise, but there was nothing I could do to speed things up. On the 23rd January we will have finality and I greatly hope you will be pleased at that.
In the Western World life has been pretty tough over the last few years, but the economic outlook both in the United States and in Britain seems to be gradually improving. Let us hope that 2014 will be a good and happy year for all of us and for Clan Cunningham International.
I wish you a successful and rewarding New Year. May God bless you all
John Cuninghame"

President's Message

Hello Clansmen, 
I am pleased to say that due to the dedication, hard work and generosity of our membership and Board members we have accomplished and completed some goals and obligations this allows us to look at new ventures to benefit our membership and the Scottish Games that we attend both here in the United States and abroad, this is where we would like to hear from all of you and let us know of any ideas and improvements that you would like to see one of our ongoing projects TheGlencairn Aisle is coming along we are working with the Scottish Historical Society and look forward to seeing the improvements when we visit in 2016. A reminder when you come to the games please join us in the Clan March , you don't need a Kilt or attire to show your Clan Pride. also please share with the membership when your Cunningham Family has a celebration, reunion or wedding etc. also we are working on a new data base for the Genealogy so update your info and be ready to update with us and help us to help you to make family connections.

Yours Aye
Kelly Cunningham - CCI President 

The Chief is Coming

Our Chief, Sir John Christopher Foggo Montgomery Cuninghame of that Ilk, Baronet of Corsehill, Will be Attending the Stone Mountain Highland Games this year. The Games will be held October 16-18, 2015, at Stone Mountain Park outside Atlanta, Georgia. Please come and welcome our Chief. Information for the Games can be found at www.smhg.org.

Photos

View all the photos that we've uploaded to our online gallery by clicking on the link below.

Whats New

Page Buttons
Please note that the button at the top of the page have changed. The "Home" button now has a drop-down that contains the "Announcements" and "Calendar" pages.  Also we now have a page dedicated to "Our Chief", which will contain information about and from the Chief.
Check the "Games" Page regularly so see if we will be Hosting a tent as a Festival or Games near you.
Also the Names button contains a dropdown with the Tartans.

Flowers of the Forest

Ronald Paisley
On February 21, 2015, Ronald Paisley age 72, died in a single car accident. Husband of our "Membership Director" Pat Paisley. Ron and Pat are long time member of the Clan. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to Pat and the family.
We grieve with his passing and celebrate his life with this poem by Rev. James Cunningham.

Arise Lords o' Cunningham in honor clad
Strewn the way with white pedals, ye ladies in plaid
Raise the sword in salute, ye men in red kilt
Blast the horn o' the unicorn shining in gilt

Awake, brother Burns, for your Son has come home!
Tell the Great House of Paisley in elegant poem
Set to verse, whet thy pen, and then so swiftly wield
O' the fame of a Knight of our Clan's eastern shield!

As he rests in peace may there e peace for the rest.

Welcome New members

Genevieve Rose Cunningham NC
Robert D. Cunningham OH
Louise E. West GA

Bannockburn Live 2014

Pictured from L to R, David Pickens; Alex Salmon, 1st Prime Minister of Scotland; Alex Cunningham.
For more pictures of Bannockburn Live go the "Photos"

Two Must-have Reference Books for Sale by Clan Cunningham International

"A Travel Guide to Clan Cunningham Historical Sites Around the World. Volume One: Scotland" and "The Clan Cunningham History Book", are for sale.

Please click the "Documents" button above for more information.

Calendar

View all the events that we've added to our online calendars here.

Genealogy

We have a new link for those Cunninghams from the Emerald Isle.
www.cunninghamirishclan.com