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Clan Maclean Association, France

   
     
President
     
     
Alan McLean    
Chevalier Légion d'honneur    
Chevalier Mérite Maritime    
     
89, Boulevard de Sebastopol , 75002, Paris,    
Telephone: 00 33 (0)614 34 9860 Email President
     
Vice President
Ian McLean
     
Secretary    
Franck Lena Email Secretary
     
Treasurer    
Rhona Masson
     
Membership Secretary    
Elizabeth Jenner-McLean Email Membership Secretary
     
Legal Adviser    
Brigitte Maclean
     
About Us
France holds a special place for our Clan. For centuries, France and Scotland were allied by the Auld Alliance. The Macleans were Jacobites supporting the Stuart cause and in the 18th century, the Maclean Chief was part of the Stuart Court at the Palace of St. Germain-en-Laye. Also, there were Macleans in French regiments such as the King’s Garde Ecossaise.
In 1991, Alan McLean brought together a group of Macleans and Rankins who held their first informal meeting in Paris at the apartment of the well-known flautist John McLean. Subsequently, in 2003 the formation of Clan Maclean Association France (CMAF) was celebrated at a gathering held on a boat moored in front of the Eiffel Tower.
CMAF is the only association of Clan Maclean which is in a non-English speaking country. There are currently 50 members (including children) who meet periodically. These take the form of soirées and dinners in local restaurants. Every two years a group assembles for the Scotland versus France rugby match at the Stade de France. Occasionally we hold joint meetings with Clan Mackenzie, France.
Alan McLean lives and works in France as President of the McLean Group of Companies. He is married to Dr. Elizabeth Jenner-McLean, JP. He has been a Life Member of Clan Maclean Association Scotland since 1988. In 2007 he was elected an Honorary Member of Council of The Clan Maclean International Association in recognition of his ‘outstanding contribution to the Clan’.
Forthcoming Events
2019
5th October, 2019, 1200h.
HOMAGE TO FALLEN CLANSMEN, MENIN GATE, YPRES
Every year there is an annual ceremony that takes place at Menin Gate, Ypres to pay homage to Scottish clansmen who gave their lives in the Great War.
This year, Tom Hye, Convenor of Clan Hay Belgium, who is instrumental in organising the day’s events, has asked Alan McLean, President of Clan Maclean Association France to lay a wreath in memory of five Maclean casualties who are buried in Belgium and five Maclean casualties who are buried in France. The name, rank, date of death, place and name of cemetery as mentioned in the list produced by The Commonwealth War Graves Commission for each Maclean chosen will be read out.
After the ceremony, there will be lunch with representatives of all other clans present in the Scottish Clans’ Pub, Grote Markt.
In the afternoon at 1600h there will be a special homage to a member of Clan MacKinnon in a cemetery in Ypres.
Further details: Contact Alan McLean.
Notice posted by Elizabeth Jenner-McLean, Membership Secretary, CMA, France on 7th July 2019.
Le 5 Octobre 2019 à Midi
HOMMAGE AUX MACLEAN TOMBES en 1914-1918
Cheque année il est tenu à MENIN GATE, YPRES, une cérémonie pour rendre hommage aux ecossais qui ont donné leurs vies dans la Grande Guerre.
Cette année, TOM HYE, Convenor du CLAN HAY Belgique, qui organise l’évènement, a demandé à Alan Mclean, Président du CLAN MACLEAN ASSOCIATION FRANCE, de déposer une couronne en mémoire de cinq Maclean enterrés en Belgique et cinq Maclean enterrés en France. Le nom, grade, date du decès, le lieu et nom du cimetière tel qu’enregistrés par The Commonwealth War Graves Commission pour chaque Maclean choisi seront lus.
Un déjeuner avec les représentants de tous les autres clans présents aura lieu au Scottish Clans’ Pub, Grote Markt.
Dans l’après-midi à 16h il y aura un hommage spécial à un membre du Clan MacKinnon dans un cimetière à Ypres.
D’autres informations: Alan Mclean.
Avis diffusé par Elizabeth Jenner-McLean, Membership Secretary, CMA, France le 7 juillet 2019.
   
2020
MOROCCO, FEBRUARY.
Commemoration of the death in 1920 of Kaïd Sir Harry Maclean.
Details to follow.
MAROC, FÉVRIER.
Commémoration du decès en 1920 du Caïd Sir Harry Maclean.
Les informations suivront.