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MacLellan Scottish Clan

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Clan Crest Wall Shield for the MacLellan Scottish Clan


Clan Crest Wall Shield for the MacLellan Scottish Clan

Price: 29.95 / $47.32 (Excluding VAT at 17.5%) Customers outside UK are exempt from VAT


Type of wooden shield

Your chosen Clan Crest is reproduced in exact detail onto an embossed centrepiece displaying the correct Clan Tartan & Clan Name. This is mounted onto a Hardwood Base which is available in a Light or Dark Wood finish.
Click to see enlarged examples.

Scottish Clan
Hand Crafted Wall Shield


Our distinctive Scottish Clan Wall Shields make a truly unique gift idea for family or friends

Supplied in a presentation box and ready for wall hanging. A prop-stand is also included allowing the shield to be displayed on a table/desk etc. To see example images please click here.
Each shield also comes with its own heraldic description which is printed onto quality parchment paper.
To see an accurate diagram of how our Scottish Clan Wall Shields are constructed please click here.
All Scottish Clan Wall Shields are made to order so please allow 28 days for delivery.

The Clan History

This name translates as the son of the gillie, or servant of St. Fillan. Fillan is a reduced form of "faelchu", Old Irish for wolf. MacLellans were numerous in Galloway in the later half of the 14th Century and they gave their name to Balmaclellan, MacLellan's town, in the Stewartry of Galloway. It is said that these lands were given to John MacLellan by James III in 1466 on John MacLellan's bestowing a site for a church on them. The chiefly family descends from the MacLellans of Bombie, the title Lord Kirkcudbight being conferred on Sir Robert MacLellan in 1633 ; he died in 1641 leaving only a daughter and as the barony was only heritable by a male heir bearing the family's names and arms he was succeeded by a nephew. The second Lord Kircudbright died without any children and the title and lands were passed on to a cousin. The 3rd Lord was a zealous Royalist and forced his vassals to take up arms in the cause of the King, during the course of which the villages of Dunrod and Galtway were ruined. However, his ardour seemed to cool somewahat after the Restoration and he sanctioned a riot by the people of Kircudbright to prevent an Episcopalian minister taking over the church in the town. He died, greatly in debt, in 1664 and his son, by right the 4th Lord died without having fathered children in 1669. The estate had been seized and sold by creditors ; the title was reclaimed in 1736 when James MacLellan petitioned the King on the matter, and passed on through to the 9th Lord when it became dormant on his death in 1832. A story is told of how the MacLellans got their unusual crest. Sir Patrick MacLellan was forced to forfeit his lands and some years later James II offered the barony to anyone who could clear the country of a band of marauding band of gypsies. Sir William MacLellan, whose father had been the proprietor of the lands, carried out the task and to prove this he carried the severed head of one of the gypsies on the point of his sword when he went to claim his prize from the King.
Motto: Think on; Superba frango (Latin : I break down proud things)
Names associated with the clan: Bombie Cliland Gilelin Gilfalyn Gilfelan Gilfillan Gilfillane Gilfillian Gilfolan Gilfulain Gilfulan Gilland Gillefalyn Gillefillane Gillefillian Gillefolan Gilleland Gillephillane Gillifelan Gillilan Gilliland Gillphillan Gilphillan Guileland Guililand Guilliland Guliland Gulliland MacCulican MacCuligan MacCuligin MacCulikan MacCuliken MacGillelan MacGillelane MacGillfhaolain MacGillolane MacIlelan MacIleollan MacIlleland MacLalan MacLalland MacLallen MacLelan MacLeland MacLelane MacLelann MacLelen MacLellan MacLelland MacLellane MacLolan MacLolane Makellane Maklellan Maklellane Maklolayn

Present your clan badge/crest in a most unique and attractive way by choosing a Scottish Clan Shield by Rowan Heraldic Shields!

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