The Maxwell Societies
need for people of Scottish
descent to gather together has an almost unprecedented history. The first
Maxwell (family) Society was founded by Mervin (Scotty) Maxwell of New
Orleans at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games near Atlanta, in the
United States of America in 1964. Whilst there were undoubtedly Maxwell
gatherings in Scotland over the last eight hundred years, the first modern
Maxwell Gathering in Scotland was in 1989.