Hi Neal,Clan McLean of Duart, not of Coll. We came from Irish itinerants, who invaded Scotland to steal the sheep and liked it so much, or perhaps it was the women and decided to stay. The Rankine's were a sept, apparently, which was higher up in the heirarchy. I wouldn't know about that, our family were always poor and working class and lived in a council flat. We visited the Clan seat a few years back, a castle on the Isle of Duart. Fitzroy Mclean, and was a loyal Englishman as well as a Scot, but well educated and who had plenty of money took it over and done it up and restored it to the Clan seat. We were on the wrong side at the Battle of Culloden in 1745 apparently. One of the things I enjoyed on my visit to Culloden was to be able to see the original documents which covered the takeover of Scotland by England legally...;-)
I think that England should become independent of Scotland, become independent of the European Union and join the United States as its 52nd state. The biggest mistake that England ever made was to give America its independence.
ATB Dougie. On 30/06/14 21:46, Neal Lamb wrote:
Dougie, you a Scotch bastard too? What clan? Mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNtPpq7GULs I, also married a Gordon Heard the Gordon clan was bad news in Scotland Oh well. it could be worse Neal Lamb