Clan Maclean

Clan Maclean (i/mækˈleɪn/; Scottish Gaelic: Mac Gill-Eain) is a Highland Scottish clan. They are one of the oldest clans in the Highlands and owned large tracts of land in Argyll as well as the Inner Hebrides. Many early MacLeans became famous for their honour, strength and courage in battle. They were involved in many clan skirmishes with the MacKinnons, Camerons, MacDonalds and Campbells. They were fierce Jacobites fighting in all of the Jacobite risings.

Read more about Clan Maclean:  History, Duart Castle

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Battle Of Inverkeithing - The Battle
... episodes of the battle of Inverkeithing, the Clan Maclean of Mull regiment, commanded by their chief, Sir Hector, surrounded by superior enemy forces, fought fiercely in defence of their chief ... Clan Maclean tradition says that their contingent began the battle with 800 men and only 35 survived ... that about 800 Scots were killed in total, of whom no more than 100 were from Clan Maclean ...
Duart Castle - History
... In 1350 Lachlan Lubanach Maclean of Duart, the 5th Clan Chief, married Mary, daughter of the John of Islay, Lord of the Isles and she was given Duart as her dowry ... In 1647, Duart Castle was attacked and laid siege to by the Argyll government troops of Clan Campbell, but they were defeated and driven off by the Royalist troops of Clan MacLean ... In September 1653, a Cromwellian task force of six ships anchored off the castle, but the Macleans had already fled to Tiree ...
Clan Maclean - Clan Profile - Symbols
... Members of Clan Maclean show their allegiance to their clan and their chief by wearing a crest badge with bears the heraldic crest and heraldic motto of the clan chief ... The blazon of the heraldic crest within a clan members crest badge is A tower embattled Argent ... Long before crest badges were used by members of clans, it is said that plants were used as badges ...

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