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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|

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|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

The gatherings of Clan Maclean

A Clan story by Paul McLean, Connel, Scotland. Clan History: The Maclean clan is one of the oldest of all highland clans famed throughout history for great fighting skills of its warriors. For centuries they lived by the sword.  According to historical sources, the founder of the Maclean clan was Gilleain na Tuaighe [...]

May 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|