Day 3 Clan Maclean Heritage Trust


Eoghan a’Chinn Bheag, told by Scot AnSgeulaiche.

his fascinating story, about Ewan of the little Head, is told by Scot who is a skilled teller of tales and legends, of the Clan Maclean and the Scottish Highlands. Scot commits all his tales to memory, quite a feat!

Battle of Traigh Ghruinneard, read in Gaelic and English by Brigadier John Macfarlane.

The Battle of Gruinart Strand, or beach, was a Scottish clan battle fought on 5 August 1598, on the Isle of Islay. It is told here in Mull Gaelic and English by John who is a frequent broadcaster for BBC Alba.

The Tobermory Galleon, read by Allan MacDonald, from Moidart.

The San Juan de Sicilia, mysteriously blew up in Tobermory Bay off the Isle of Mull. Many believe that the vessel was carrying a large amount of gold coin. Many have looked for her but none has found her!


Castles of The Clan Maclean.

The boundaries of the clan lands have shifted through the centuries, as Maclean fortunes have ebbed and flowed. The focus of their lands is based around their castles and great houses. This illustrated presentation looks at the main fortresses of the clan in Scotland, with a brief description of the role they played in the clan.

The History of Duart, by the Chief.

The Chief tells you about the history of his Castle through the ages. This is his first-hand knowledge!

The Jacobites of the ’45 Their Clothes and Weapons, by Jenn Scott.

Tartan, Highland dress and the Jacobites became inextricably linked. Discover why and what your  MacLean ancestors wore during the Jacobite Risings in this talk by author and historian, Jenn Scott

Alan McLean President of Clan Maclean France, Tells the history of General, Kaid, Sir Harry Aubrey de Vere Maclean KCMG.

Alan Maclean, France, tells the story of how General Sir Harry Aubrey de Vere Maclean. the Kaïd, rose to prominence in the Court of the King of Morocco.

Clan Maclean Heritage Trust achievements.

The Trust was formed to promote and advance the education of the public in the history, traditions and music of the Clan Maclean. Our illustrated presentation lists some of the activities and achievements of CMHT in its first 25 years.


Isle of Mull Gaelic Choir singing their anthem “An t Eilean Muileach”.

This song is all about the beauty of the Isle of Mull. Còisir Ghàidhlig An Eilein Mhuilich sing it for you. Over the years it has become the choir’s anthem.

Ardgour, sung by Men of Worth.

Donnie Macdonald and James Keigher, Men of Worth, sing this lilting Maclean song about the lands of Ardgour.

A selection of tunes from Charlie Kirkpatrick’s Dance Band.

Charlie is a terrific accordionist and got together a great band from around Mull and
Iona, during lockdown, to compile this selection. He always plays for us
at our gatherings.

Isle of Mull Junior Gaelic Choir singing a selection of Gaelic songs.

These songs come from the junior branch of the Còisir Ghàidhlig An Eilein Mhuilich. They are tutored and conducted by Janet  Campbell. You can see Janet conducting the choir in this charming video.

The Kilmartin Pipers.

Nick and Angus are two of the five Maclean brothers from Kilmartin in Argyll, all of whom are pipers. Nick was awarded a Clan Maclean Heritage Trust bursary in Glasgow. His younger brother, Angus, was also awarded a bursary, which he will take up after Covid restrictions ease. They are both active members of the Mid-Argyll Pipe Band. Here they play some 6/8 marches.