Membership in Clan Gillean USA is open to all those bearing the surname Maclean or a recognized related family, whether by birth or marriage and regardless of spelling, as well as those with Maclean ancestors.

Why become a Member

Connect with Cousins - The number one reason people say they join Clan Gillean, USA is to meet and connected with other Macleans. Our ancestors have traveled the globe for centuries, it naturally follows that many emigrated as well. The Clan Maclean is truly a world-wide family.

Discover History - We are dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of our ancient clan, there are few better ways to learn about our ancestors’s impact on the world than by chatting with some of our historians and history buffs at a clan tent. Several of our members actively participant in the Maclean History Project.

Preserve Traditions - For many the traditions of our ancestors are slipping from memory, connecting with others who observe them is a great way to keep them alive.

Research Genealogy - Most of our members are very interested in their family'’s genealogy and happy to compare notes.


New member packets include a membership certificate, lapel pin, documents pertaining to the clan, and blank applications for other members of your immediate family.

Our newsletter, the Pipings is published and delivered electronically to members quarterly.

We host a Maclean tent at most of the Highland Games in the United States which provides a place to retreat from the heat and enjoy a refreshment with fellow cousins.

How We Connect

Highland Games - We host a Maclean tent at most of the Highland Games or Scottish Festivals in the United States.

Special Events - Occasionally we host special events such as galas, dinners, etc. to mark various occasions.

On-line - Most of our news, announcements, and upcoming events are published here, additionally we have an active facebook page.

Official site of Clan Gillean USA,
a member organization of Clan Maclean International