MacLean Crest & Coats of Arms

MacLean Clan Crest 

Crest Description: A tower embattled Argent


MacLean Coats of Arms

A note on Coats of Arms:
Under Scottish heraldic law a coat of arms is awarded to an individual (with the exception of civic or corporate arms) . There is no such thing as a ‘family coat of arms’ The arms represented below are personal arms (with the above exceptions). Only the individual granted these arms has the right to use them.  for more information see our pages on heraldry here:


MacLEAN of Duart and Morvern
Quarterly, 1st, Argent, a rock, Gules; 2nd, Argent, a dexter hand, fesswise, couped, Gules, holding a cross crosslet fitchée, in pale, Azure; 3rd, Or, a lymphad, her oars in saltire, sails furled, Sable, flagged, Gules; 4th, Argent; a salmon, naiant, Proper, in chief two eagles heads, erased, respectant, Gules.


MacLean Arms on old postcard


Arthur John Macleane was first Principal of Brighton College and was grandson (or great grandson?) of Lauchlin Macleane MP who is one of the possible writers of the Letters of Junius. The arms are a variant of Maclean of Duart (and are not in Lyon Register). Rev. Macleane was married to Sarah Hutchings of Penang and her arms seem to be a variant of Hutchings of Somerset (but with the field Sable rather than Gules).


MacLean Coat of Arms at Duart Castle