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So far Mclean Scotland has created 43 blog entries.

Macleans Bakery

40 years of BAKING in SCOTLAND Originally from the Western Isles, they now produce traditional shortbreads and sweet biscuits together with a range of enjoyable and energising oatcakes at the modern bakery in Forres, centrally located between the Highland, Speyside and Grampian regions of Scotland. This year they’re celebrating 40 years of baking. It was [...]

August 24th, 2018|Food and drink|

Scottish history comes to life

The Treaty of Perth Our neighbours across the North Sea were not always friendly. Norse Vikings from Norway, as opposed to Vikings from Denmark –had raided Scotland relentlessly for several centuries, both Orkney and Shetland became Norwegian territory. Norway and Denmark often had one and the same monarch – such as Harald Bluetooth. It is [...]

July 16th, 2018|History, Uncategorized|

Castles and Kerrera

Clan warfare, kings, battles, castles and walks wee tip for a superb day out on Scotland’s west coast, get yourseles to Oban – or, use as a part of your tour and stay a few days/one day – pick the best weather  – enjoy a back in time experience. The northern end of [...]

July 10th, 2018|History, Tours of Scotland|

The Clan Maclean on Islay

THE CLAN MACLEAN’S ON ISLAY troubles with MacDonalds and Campbells The Clan Maclean has a long history with the Inner Hebrides Island of Islay. The island, only 23 miles long and 19 miles wide has attracted trouble throughout history. There is documented evidence of human life here 22,000 years ago and again after the ice [...]

June 26th, 2018|History|

Mull and Oban tour

This is not just a blog, it is a lifestyle!  A tour of Oban & Mull. Being hatched just along the road fae Oban in Connel, I have a great understanding of the west coast, especially Oban and Mull. Born in Connel, baby-napped at an early age to Liverpool, I always have a pull to [...]

May 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A short tour of Wales

A short tour of Wales and The Lake District - Scots head south to Celtic Wales and English Lakes In October  we took a couple of Texan ladies south to the English lakes and to Wales.  Of course, they had been to Scotland with us previously, in fact, a good friend of ours also guided [...]

December 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|

A family Maclean 6-day tour of Scotland

A Canadian family of 18 McLean’s 6-day August tour We had wonderful family from Canada come to see the beauty of Scotland in August. They were travel to some of the best spots that Scotland has to offer, including Lochs, Castles Tuesday:  From Glasgow we drove our touring family to Loch Lomond with a [...]

August 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

St Andrews and The Saltire Flag

We are not 100% sure how he came to be our patron saint but Paul was told he was a fisherman and one of Jesus' first Apostles. He was sentenced to death by crucifixion by the Romans  but asked to be crucified on a diagonal cross as he felt he wasn't worthy to [...]

August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Arisaig on the Scottish west coast

A WEE BLOG BY PAUL MCLEAN, AFTER SPENDING SOME TIME IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PART OF SCOTLAND On the shore of Loch nan Ceall on the west coast, Arisaig is a wee village surrounded by superb scenery, white buildings littered between the harbour and the road to Morar. The landscape is a rocky coast, [...]

July 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Balvaird Castle, Perthshire

Almost hidden away obetween Gateside in north-west Fife and Aberargie in southern Perthshire is a late 15th century L-plan tower house, surrounded by a 16th century wall with a courtyard and gatehouse. The castle stands on a hill, and consists of a central keep (tower) with a main block and wing, the courtyard and gatehouse [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|