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The river town of Maclean is known as The Scottish Town in Australia and is proud of its Scottish heritage. A cairn of rocks from Australia and Scotland commemorates Maclean's Scottish pioneers. Each year the clans invade for the Easter Highland Gathering. Many street signs carry Gaelic translations and more than 200 telegraph poles along the main streets have been painted in the tartans of local Scottish clans.

Offering a relaxed lifestyle, take the self-guided heritage walking trail and admire its historic architecture, visit the town's museum or browse the boutique shops and art and craft galleries. Don't miss the breathtaking views from the Maclean lookout over the coastal towns and the mighty Clarence River.

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Maclean Scottish Shop


This little corner store in Maclean specialises in the Scottish heritage of the area, with advice on tracing family clans. They have a range of tartan samples to help identify family tartans. The shop is staffed by volunteers.

Tourist information and Scottish inspired souvenirs are also available. General inquiries on Scottish issues in Maclean can be made.




201 River Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 0.3K from Maclean

Maclean Tartan Power Poles


The iconic Maclean Tartan Power Poles were instigated by the Maclean Scottish Town Association in the year 2000 to coincide with the arrival of the Olympic Torch which was to be conveyed through the township of Maclean. The designs attracted so much favourable comment that there was ongoing considerable public demand for "Family Tartans" to be painted.

Hence the Tartan Power Pole painting was carried on through the main street and extended from there so that today they have an avenue of tartan poles in and around the streets of the main town, extending from the Harwood Bridge to the southern approach to Maclean at Ferry Park. All tartan designs have been painted by resident Maclean artist Linda El Mir.

The Clarence Coast Visitor Information Centre at Ferry Park and the Scottish Shop in Maclean have free maps with locations of the (over 200) Power Poles with Clan Tartans.




Locations in and around River Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 0.9K from Maclean

Kingstudio Gallery


Kingstudio is an art gallery, bed and breakfast and printmaking workshop overlooking the mighty Clarence River. You can visit the gallery, stay in the accommodation and/or enjoy a two day workshop in screen or block printing with master printmaker Malcolm King.

The gallery features a constantly changing exhibition and provides visitors with the opportunity to view a wide spectrum of media including painting, printmaking, digital media, stunning pottery and hand crafted jewellery, a showcase for the very best of the regions contemporary art.





105 River Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 1.1K from Maclean

Maclean: Events

Maclean Community Monthly Markets


Maclean Community Markets are held on the second Saturday of each month in the main car park, near the Maclean Bowling Club. Stalls offer an array of items including jewellery, clothing, plants, craft items, freshly baked cookies and cakes and a great range of fresh produce. So bring yourself and the family and come on down to the Maclean Community Markets.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Jun
      9th Jul
      13th Aug
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec


Centenary Drive
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 0.1K from Maclean

Arts, Crafts and Quilts - Annual Exhibition


The Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association's Annual Open Arts and Crafts Exhibition will include displays of fine art, patchwork and quilting, creative needlework, fabric and fibre design, jewellery and photography.

There will also be a number of daily demonstrations and crafts stalls. The school canteen will be open daily for snacks and refreshments.

Entry forms for all sections will be available from Ferry Park Gallery or you can download them from the web site, where you will find more information and up to date news on the latest things happening around the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association. You can also follow them on Facebook.

So put the date into your diary so you don't double book the weekend. Please visit the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association's website for further details and entry forms.


Event Dates
2016
      8th Jul
      9th Jul
      10th Jul


12 Cameron Street,
Angourie Road
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 0.6K from Maclean

Maclean Highland Gathering


Maclean is known as the 'Scottish Town in Australia' and clans invade the town for the highland gathering from around the country.

Piping competitions take place non-stop at different venues, as well as street concerts with dancers, pipers and singers. A parade to the showground of all the participating bands takes place and is followed by traditional Scottish games and dancing - tossing the Caber and hammer throwing, food stalls and Scottish products await the bands and visitors at the Showgrounds before a Grand Scottish Concert at the Civic Hall.


Event Dates
2017
      14th Apr
      15th Apr


Maclean Showground
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 0.8K from Maclean

Maclean Agricultural Show


The Maclean Agricultural Show is held over two days. Events include sideshows, equestrian events, trotting, exhibitions, sales displays, floral and fruit exhibits and food stalls. The Maclean Show also has cane exhibits, craft, beef cattle, vegetables, poultry, cooking, championship dog show, caged birds, photography, school exhibits, and trade exhibits.

The Agricultural and Industrial Show in Maclean has now become a yearly attraction where not only farmers and industry workers can present their wares, but it also allows exhibitors from all walks of life to display their talents and to gain knowledge and learn from fellow exhibitors.

Bring the family and head to the show for a great time full of fun entertainment.




Maclean Showground,
Cameron Street
Maclean, NSW, 2463

Located 0.8K from Maclean

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