The Society was founded in 1891, and is run by a committee under the chairmanship of the Chief of the name Fergusson, recognised since the early 18th century as the head of the family of Fergusson of Kilkerran. The present chief is Sir Charles Fergusson, 9th Baronet.
The objects of the society, as laid down in the Society’s constitution are:
- The reviving, conserving and promoting the interests, sentiment, and associations of the Clan,
- the collecting and preserving of records and traditions relating to the history of the Clan;
- the encouragement of Celtic education;
- the assisting of clansmen in need of financial assistance