Welcome to the Clan Maclean 2021 Virtual Gathering.
The Clan Maclean Association has a tradition, started in 1986, of holding a Clan Gathering at Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull, every five years, for the members of the Clan Maclean Associations worldwide. The Covid pandemic having forced the postponement of our 2022 gathering until 2023 we have decided to break with tradition and hold an extra Virtual Gathering this year, on 22rd to 26thJune, to remind us of our common bond of family and fellowship in these difficult times.
THE CLAN CHIEF
THE CLAN CHIEFTAINS
Malcolm Maclean ygr of Duart. By tradition the eldest son of the Chief is a Chieftain. Malcolm was the name of the third Chief of the clan, at the end of the 13th century.
Allan Maclean of Dochgarroch. The Macleans of Dochgarroch are chieftains of the Macleans of the North, part of the Clan Chattan Confederacy, and are descended from Charles Maclean, who was Constable of Urquhart Castle, by Loch Ness, at the end of the 14th century.
Nicolas Maclean of Pennycross. The lands of Pennycross are in Brolas, part of the original Duart estates on Mull, and the Chieftains of Pennycross, descend from the Macleans of Kinlochaline, and upheld the interests of the Chiefs of Duart in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Robin Maclean of Ardgour. The Chieftain of Ardgour still owns the lands which were granted by the Lords of the Isles to Robin’s ancestor Donald Maclean, son of Lachlan Bronnach Maclean of Duart, 7th Chief, in the 15th century.
Richard Compton Maclean of Torloisk. The Torloisk estate is the only Maclean property on Mull that has never been sold or changed hands. The lands were granted to Lachlan Maclean by his brother Hector Og Maclean of Duart, 14th Chief, at the beginning of the 17th century.
Charles Maclean of Dunconnel. The Constabulary of Dunconnel castle, in the Isles of the Sea, was granted to Lachlan Maclean of Duart, fifth chief in 1390, and passed by descent to Sir Charles’s father, Sir Fitzroy.