Tag Archives: clans


Book `Castor & Pollux`, 2012

Softback book about two prominent MacLeans, Sir Alexander MacLean of Otter (Castor) and Sir John MacLean of Duart (Pollox), who joined forces to rescue Sir Alexander`s regiment from Isle of Gigha in 1689 whilst underfire from the Royal Navy.


Book “The History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland 1493-1625”

Softback book charting the turbulent and compelling past of Scotland`s west Highlands and Islands in the late medieval era, focussing on the failure of the MacDonald`s attempts to restore their dominance in the west, and the struggle to fill the resultant vacuum of power. The main text is a facsimile of the 1881 edition, with references to Tiree in the index.


Two Clan Gillean badges, two name badges with ribbons and a silver ring.

Two Clan Gillean / MacLean badges: OSC Toronto (1931-32) and “Past Royal Deputy” , two name badges with ribbons for clan conventions in Detroit (1953) and New York (1956), and a silver ring with the Clan Gillean crest. From a collection of memorabilia belonging to Alexander C. MacLean.