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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|Tours of Scotland|

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|History, Tours of Scotland|

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|History, Tours of Scotland|

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|History, Tours of Scotland|

Scottish Highland Games

HISTORY It is said they were originally a form of war game in which the strongest and bravest soldiers would triumph. The first historical reference to Highland Games-type events in Scotland was made during the reign of King Malcolm III (1057-1093) when he summoned men to race up Craig Choinnich near Braemar [...]

July 15th, 2016|Tours of Scotland|

Meeting the Clan Maclean Chief

THE CASTLE, THE COFFEE AND THE CHIEF Dateline 30 June 2016.  Location Duart Castle, Isle of Mull Written by Paul McLean We were on tour with Clan Montgomery from USA, a nice group.  We sailed from Oban over to Mull  and headed straight to Duart Castle for a visit. We pulled up our coach right [...]

July 8th, 2016|Mclean Gathering|

How many pounds can you buy for your dollar

An uncertain future following the UK vote to leave the European Union with an 8% fall in sterling against the dollar, gives US travellers to Scotland the lowest priced Pound for as long as I can remember. So what are we saying? That if you have plans to travel to Scotland with us this year, [...]

June 28th, 2016|Latest News, Mclean Gathering|

Maclean Clan Gathering, Isle of Mull, Scotland, June 2017

Duart Castle, Isle of Mull - June 20th to June 25th 2017 The Clan are to gather again next year (2017) over on Mull, a 45 minute sail from where I was born (Connel) and it should be another great time for all Maclean’s. Liz and I have attended the last 4 gatherings and [...]

June 17th, 2016|Mclean Gathering|

Scottish tour – Panning for Gold in Caithness, northern Scotland

Correct! I was staying with my friends Ian and Elaine in Wick recently taking a tour. I was there to give a whisky  tasting at the local hotel, 28 people with 8 drams each, that’s another story. Whilst there, Ian and I always drive off wandering the local countryside of Caithness and Sutherland, this particular [...]

June 7th, 2016|Tours of Scotland|