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NEXT INTERNATIONAL
CLAN MACLEAN GATHERING, JUNE, 2017

The 7th International Clan Maclean Week will be held on the Isle of Mull from Tuesday, 20 June to Sunday, 25 June 2017. The Gathering will be at Duart Castle on Saturday, 24 June, 2017.

The Chief addrssing the Gathering on the Castle StepsClan Maclean Association WA Members

Shown above: The Chief Addressing the last Gathering in 2012
Shown right: WA Members at the Gathering in 2012




 

DUART CASTLE RESTORATION FUND

The Chief, Sir Lachlan Maclean, launched the Duart Castle Restoration Appeal.  Duart Castle is in urgent need of structural repairs and the maintenance of the building requires a commitment of resources on a continuing basis in the future. In the short term, essential repairs costing about 1.2 million pounds must be carried out to stop water intrusion and the continuing damage. Historic Scotland and Sir Lachlan and family have committed 50% of the cost of these repairs. The worldwide appeal is seeking to make up the balance.

Clan Maclean Association Western Australia has sent a donation from the Clan and some individual members have done likewise, but we hope that many more of you will support this very worthwhile cause. Donations can be made directly to the appeal in Scotland (see the Clan Maclean Scotland website) www.maclean.org. All donations will be receipted and acknowledged.

 


 

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Clan members gathered for the informal Christmas luncheon and Annual General Meeting at Lyn Brodribb’s home in for our last event for 2015. It was a beautiful day to share fellowship and a wonderful meal.

   Clan Xmas gathering and AGM 23rd November 2015     

Shown Above :   Doreen Dunbar, Maureen Maclean hidden, Annie McCormick, Doug McLean, Frances McLean, Val McLean, Brian McLean. Back: Peter MacLean, John Dunbar, Lyn Brodribb and Betty Leonard.

The office bearers were returned and the only change was Graham Beeton being elected Vice-President. President Peter reported to the AGM that the Clan had held a successful sausage sizzle fundraiser and hoped to hold another in the first half of 2016



 

CLAN MACLEAN ANNUAL LUNCHEONAlasdair MacKerron addressing the Haggis with piper Malcolm MacLean & bearer Graham Beeton at the Clan Annual Luncheon


Members and friends were welcomed on Sunday, 20 September to the Annual Luncheon at the Osborne Park Bowling Club in Tuart Hill. This was a perfect venue for the Clan and the large gathering of members and friends enjoyed a wonderful entertaining afternoon.

We followed tradition with the reciting of the Selkirk Grace, piping in and address to the Haggis and a Toast to our Chief. Entertainment was provided by Alasdair MacKerron reciting the Burns’ poem Tam O’Shanter and a mini band from Perth Highland playing a nice variety of tunes.


Shown at Right: Alasdair MacKerron addressing the Haggis with piper
                          Malcolm MacLean and bearer Graham Beeton

Annie McCormick



Bottom Left: Pipers Andrew Schaff, Alasdair MacKerron and Malcolm MacLean
Bottom Right : Annie McCormick

Pipers Andrew Schaff, Alasdair MacKerron and Malcolm MacLean

 



 

ARMADALE HIGHLAND GATHERING

Perth Kilt Run Challenge - competitor Malcolm Maclean
The annual Armadale Highland Gathering was held at Minnawarra Park, Armadale on Sunday, 13 September, 2015.

The day started with the Kilt Run, which is a challenge initiated by folk in Perth Ontario Canada to Perth Scotland and Perth Western Australia for the most participants in the event in kilts. It marked the commencement of the day with an incredible number of participants. Malcolm Maclean finishing the 2015 Kilt Run in Armadale

A highlight was provided by our Clan Honorary Piper Malcolm MacLean who ran the five kilometre course in his full weight Hunting Maclean kilt, playing his bagpipes at the same time. He then changed into his band kilt to compete in the Pipe Band Championships as Pipe Major of Perth Highland Pipe Band which was ultimately successful in its grade.

The Armadale Highland Gathering organisers wrote to our Clan after the event commending Malcolm for his efforts. He also promoted the gathering by being interviewed on ABC radio prior to the event.

We set up our Clan Maclean stall at the Gathering and are most grateful to those who were in attendance.

Shown top left:  Perth Kilt Run Challenge Competitor Malcolm MacLean
Shown top right:  Malcolm at the completion of the Event

 



CLAN PICNIC BREAKFASTMatilda Bay

In March the Clan held a picnic breakfast at Matilda Bay on the Swan River. It was a beautiful morning and those who were able to attend had breakfast and a good chat and were entertained by our Clan pipers Peter MacLean and John Pool.

 

Photo at right  Matilda Bay

Photo below left: Maureen Maclean, Brian McLean, Nanette Pool, right hand side Doug McLean, Val McLean

Photo below right: Doreen Dunbar, John Dunbar, Pat Long, Don Gordon, Peter MacLean, right hand side Beverly Mathews, Jim Mathews, Jennifer Mathews.

Maureen Maclean, Brian McLean, Nanette Pool at the breakfast.Members at the Clan picnic breakfast 

 


 

DUART CASTLE CENTENARY MALT WHISKY

You have a chance to acquire a memento of the Centenary Gathering in 2012, which marked 100 years since our current Chief’s Great-Grandfather invited his Clan to gather at Duart and celebrate the return of the Castle to the Macleans. This whisky is a special and unique bottling, beautifully packaged and labelled. The Gift Shop is having these bottles shipped by a specialist and accordingly, each order has a shipping charge to be added to the price of the Scotch.

Duart Gift Shop Price list and Orders: www.duartcastle.com and click on Gift Shop.





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