Day 5 Gathering Day


Do Shir Eachann MacGilleathain, read in Gaelic and English by Brigadier John Macfarlane.

A poem written by a Clansman to the reported death of Sir Hector Of Duart 4th Baronet during his capture in the Tower of London.


Clan Maclean Heraldry, presented by Allan Maclean of Dochgarroch.

Historian and genealogist with a particular interest in heraldry, Allan will introduce you to the Heraldry of the Clan over the centuries to the present day.

Rogues, Vagabonds and Sturdy Beggars of Clan Maclean.

The Heritage Trust maintains a register of Eminent Macleans – but a ‘Roll of Honour’ it is not! The story of some of our less praiseworthy clansmen of years gone by are told in this presentation.

Dougie MacLean returning to his family croft.

Dougie is well known to Macleans from International gatherings at Duart, and to his many followers on social media. Here Dougie returns to his family croft and reminisces about his family.

An informal whisky chat with Hector Maclean and Charlie MacLean MBE.

If you are of a legal age to consume alcohol then pour yourself a wee dram and join these two whisky experts for a bit of banter, some interesting anecdotes and a few tasting notes for you to consider. Virtual Gathering whisky glasses are available to buy. Click on the shop link at the top.


Chief’s Piper Calum MacLean plays Sunset on Sunart.

Calum plays this gentle tune specially for us. It was composed by the well-known Mull accordionist, also named Calum MacLean. We can all envisage the beauty of Loch Sunart whilst we listen to it.

2-4 Marches by the Kilmartin Pipers

Kilmartin pipers are five Maclean brothers from Argyll. 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. The boys are all active members of the Mid-Argyll Pipe Band. Here they play some 2/4 tunes.

A Farewell from Malcolm Maclean ygr of Duart.

Malcolm is the elder son of Sir Lachlan and is joining us to give a vote of thanks to all those who have attended this gathering and to the contributors and organisers.