Announcement from the CMA in Scotland
Dr. James McLean
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death, on the 17th of January 2015, of Council member, Dr James McLean.
Dr James had been a member of the Clan Maclean Association for 30 years and a Council Member for the last 20 years. He was also the Treasurer of the Clan Maclean Heritage Trust, for 14 years, from its foundation in 1996 until 2010.
Our President, Vera, has said that ĎJames was always there with his quiet friendliness and enthusiasm, and it is comforting to think that he is now with his Maclean friends who have gone before him, including Donald and Ronnieí.
Dr Jamesís family came from Banffshire in North East Scotland, and after war service in Africa, he succeeded his father as a Doctor and General Practitioner in the East Lothian town of Haddington in 1950. He retired to Argyll in 1982, where he pursued his hobby of sailing; sometimes attending Clan Maclean meetings on Mull by boat. His other interests included flying, and he flew an aeroplane over Fife, just six weeks ago, at the age of 92.
One of Dr Jamesís great interests was the Clan Maclean, and he was a most conscientious council and trust member, never missing a meeting if he could avoid it, or an annual gathering. Many will remember his fortitude in attending the 2012 Centenary Gathering at Duart.
Our sympathy goes to his widow Carole.
The Very Reverend Allan Maclean of Dochgarroch (Clan Chaplain)
The 7th International Clan Maclean Week will be held on the Isle of Mull from Tuesday June the 20th to Sunday June the 25th 2017. The Gathering will be at Duart Castle on Saturday June the 24th.
Please help to save Duart Castle
At the Family Clan Gathering held at Duart Castle on 26th July 2014, the Chief launched the Duart Castle Restoration Appeal. Extensive repairs are needed in order to stop rainwater penetrating the roof and walls of the Castle. Although Historic Scotland and the Chief's family are making significant contributions, £600,000 is still needed. For further information, see the Chief's appeal to the Clan and to the public here. Please give generously to save the Clan's home and one of Scotland's most historic buildings.
The Chief to visit California in 2015
The Chief, Sir Lachlan Maclean, will travel to California in 2015 to meet with the California Branch and will be a honoured guest of the 150th Anniversary, Pleasanton, California Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, September 5 - 6, 2015. The Pleasanton Scottish Gathering and Games is located approximately 40 miles east of San Francisco and is one of the largest and oldest Scottish gatherings in the United States. Twenty-nine pipe bands from the U.S. and Canada will be in competition and over 100 Scottish Clan and family organizations will be in attendance. In conjunction with the gathering, the California Branch will be holding a dinner for the Chief and California Macleans on September 5 and there will be a board meeting on September 6. Please contact the California Branch for details.
Death or Victory
Death or Victory, a light-hearted re-telling of twenty-one of the Clanís stories, was commissioned by the Clan Maclean Heritage Trust in memory of Sir Lachlanís first wife Mary, who died in 2007. Proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support further projects that reflect her keen interest in children.
Details of how to order the book can be found here.
Maclean Facebook Groups
On Friday the 22nd of June at the Clan Congress in Tobermory, Andrew McVie raised the idea of creating a section for younger members of the Clan. This was considered to be a good idea and as a result Andrew has created a group on Facebook (The MacLean International Youth Group) with the aim of getting the idea off the ground. Andrew would like any MacLeans that are interested in the formation of the youth section to join the group.
This is one of twenty Maclean Facebook groups which can now be found under the Facebook heading in the menu to the left. Associations should let us know if they create another such group, so that we can add it to the list.
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