Five Sisters of Kintail, Scotland - MacLennan homeland

Southern Alps near Fairlie

Hamilton Caledonian Pipeband wears the MacLennan tartan

Welcome to Clan MacLennan New Zealand. Our Clan genealogy pages for New Zealand have probably the best coverage of any region in the world – with roots going back to Scotland and elsewhere. The evidence for the work include official record citations, certificates, headstones and much more. We have good coverage of the McLennans who migrated from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Waipu (and surrounds). Access to the on-line Clan database is available simply by joining the Clan association – please click on “Membership application” on this page.

We attend Highland Gatherings in different parts of NZ, our Facebook page is a place to connect with other Clan members.

A feature coming up will be the 2018 Highland Gathering in Inverness, Scotland.  Some NZ members have already indicated they plan to attend. To find out more, please click on the menu item.

Upcoming events:


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Our aims are to:

  • assist clanfolk to better understand their heritage and
  •  to assist each other to research family ancestors.


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Clan MacLennan Tartan & Crested Goods for sale:
Visit Ross McClennan’s Scots Corner:

Some New Zealand McLennans:

Professor Ian McLennan –

Chris McLennan Photography –

Edward Duncan McLennan – Killed at Gallipoli – see also Clan database record for Edward Duncan

Duncan McLennan and family memorials at Papakura – see also Clan database record for Duncan McLennan 1810-1898

Stewart Bell McLennan – see also Clan database record for Stewart Bell McLennan


Recent events:

28th January 2017 – 153rd Turakina Highland Games – come and meet us at our Clan tent. Join us in the Clans March at 12.30 am. (more at )

11th February 2017, 9am to 9pm – Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo – at the Paeroa Domain – come and meet us at our Clan tent (more at ) – join us in the Parade at 11.00 am.

30 January 2016 – 152nd Turakina Highland Games – come and meet us at our Clan tent (more at )

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