The Clan Maclean Heritage Trust

Clan Maclean Heritage Trust

The Clan Maclean Heritage Trust was established 25 years ago, in 1996, to celebrate, commemorate, and preserve the history and heritage of the Clan Maclean.

The Trust has erected cairns, and created plaques worldwide to celebrate important events in the history of the clan, and contributions by clans folk, – such as the cairn celebrating the Macleans’ heroic stand at Inverkeithing, in Scotland, a plaque commemorating the WW 1 Maclean Kilties Battalion unveiled at the Lieutenant Governors Residence in New Brunswick, Canada, and a plaque remembering the first person to person blood transfusion by Dr John Angus McLean in Melbourne, Australia.

Collection and preservation of old documents, and artifacts is vital. Examples of the Trust’s efforts include the purchase of a unique Maclaine of Lochbuie charter of 1493, and the restoration of a Maclean hatchment (death notice) for Brigadier General Francis Maclean in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Maclean related sites like Moy Castle on Mull are also seen as important so the Trust has contributed to repair work on that castle.

Several recordings sponsored by the Trust are included in the programme; stories from Clan Maclean history, details of our castles, music and more including qyizzes to test your Maclean knowledge.

More about the Trust can be seen in our presentation, ‘The Achivements of the Clan Maclean Heritage Trust’ developed for the Virtual Gathering.

The Trust is open to how our history and heritage are preserved and celebrated. Other projects have included bursaries for young pipers, and the development of a Maclean book of stories aimed at interesting young clans folk in their history and heritage. Also the Trust has published a book of Maclean pipe tunes, and created a map of Clan Maclean lands, battles and castles.

To continue and expand such important work, – Your support is needed! You are encouraged to become a “Friend” of the Trust. Your membership includes not only the knowledge that you are supporting the preservation of your history and heritage, but also regular communications, including newsletters, a report on the actions of the Trust, and, – during Gathering years on Mull, a special reception only for Friends.

You can also support our work by making a donation.

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