MacLaine Places & People

Clan MacLean People

Lachlan MacLean (d.1523)
Infamous clan chief and historical figure, he marooned his wife on tidal rock on the Sound of Mull and left her to die.

Sir Hector MacLean (d.1750)
Given a Jacobite peerage in 1716, he was exiled to France where he became the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons in Paris.
Sorley MacLean

Sorley MacLean (b.1911-d.1996)
Born on Raasay, he became a significant Gaelic poet, who dominated the Scottish poetry scene for over a quarter of a century. He is probably best known for this collection “Dain do Eimhir”, published in 1943.

Don McLean (b.1945)
An American singer, instrumentalist and composer, writer of the pop classic “American Pie”.