Maclean

This link will lead you to all the styles of MacLean tartan we do in store such as weathered, ancient, muted  and modern MacLean https://www.kiltmakers.com/tartan-search/search/?search=maclean

This link will lead you to the Scottish register of tartans however some of these tartans may be privately owned and created and would require permission to be used and woven https://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/qResults?searchString=maclean

This link will lead you to some of our clan crest accessories that we do for Maclean https://www.kiltmakers.com/clan-crest-accessories.html?option[Clan+Crest]=MacLean

With most kilts we would recommend a heavyweight Maclean tartan kilt as it will sit and swing better

We have 21 Maclean tartans that we sell in store the most popular Maclean  tartan we sell is 16/17oz  Hunting Maclean tartan which is Houstons own range

The main colours in the Maclean tartan are red, green, black and white

Maclean Clan history  

Maclean: Legend has it that this influential clan traced their lineage back to Gilleain-nan-Tuagh (Gillian of the Battle Axe), a descendant of the Kings of Dalriada. Gillian famously battled against King Haakon of Norway at the Battle of Largs in 1263. The earliest documented reference to the Macleans of Duart dates back to a Papal Dispensation in 1367, permitting the Maclean Clan Chief to wed Mary MacDonald, the daughter of the Lord of the Isles. The Isle of Mull, situated off the northwest coast of Scotland, served as the primary residence of the clan, with the MacDonald dowry providing the means to acquire significant portions of the island. The Macleans stood by King Charles I in opposition to the Parliamentarians. Sir Hector Ruadh Maclean and five hundred of his kinsmen met their demise at the Battle of Inverkeithing in 1651 at the hands of Cromwell’s New Model Army. In 1876, Sir Harry Maclean relinquished his post in the British Army to enlist in the army of the Sultan of Morocco. He embarked on a storied military career, eventually rising to the position of military leader and personal advisor to the Sultan.

 The MacLean  family motto is “Virtue Mine Honour” which translates to “virtue is my honour”

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Maclean tartan however our recommendation would be a silver tweed or black Braemar

The hunting MacLean tartan always looks best with a black jacket, silver and charcoal tweed is also good , hard to pull off double green so we don’t recommend

Weathered MacLean of Duart is one of the nicest weathered tartans there is as it has a good mix of colours

We also recommend that you match the colour of your flashes to your tartan or a plain colour

MacLean Clan

Ewans tips for styling

There are many ways to style the Maclean tartan however our recommendation would be a silver tweed or black Braemar

The hunting MacLean tartan always looks best with a black jacket, silver and charcoal tweed is also good , hard to pull off double green so we don’t recommend

Weathered MacLean of Duart is one of the nicest weathered tartans there is as it has a good mix of colours

We also recommend that you match the colour of your flashes to your tartan or a plain colour

Famous MacLean

A famous MacLean you might know being Sorley MacLean (1911-1996) a renowned poet from Scotland, is recognized both nationally and internationally for his exceptional talent., he was deeply immersed in Gaelic culture and its vibrant song tradition from a young age. MacLean’s poetry stands out for its daring and originality, exploring a wide range of themes with boldness. His influential collection, Dàin do Eimhir, delves into topics such as love, choice, suffering, and injustice, while also reflecting on the major political upheavals of the 1930s and 1940s in Europe.

MacLean Tartan Kilt

Ancient MacLean Hunting from Houstons own range

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