MacLean Kilties Book|
The Official Canadian Launch of Paul Belliveau's book entitled "Percy Guthrie and the MacLean Kilties" was held on
September 17, 2016 in Bldg A-4 (Sergeants and Warrant Officers Mess), Camp Gagetown, Oromocto, New Brunswick.
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The event was sponsored by the Clan Maclean Heritage Trust, Clan Maclean Atlantic Canada, and the New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association.
It featured not only a presentation by the author, and other interested folk, but also a "live" Kiltie, Kiltie memorabilia, a re-enactment
of one Percy Guthrie's "sales gimmicks", bagpipes and more.
The Launch was followed by a Guided Tour of the Military History Museum.
The author was pleased to sign copies. For those of you who missed this event, you can order one through the author as either a hard copy book or an epub book at www.lulu.com.
Please note the Kilties have already been honoured by the Clan Maclean Heritage Trust, Clan Maclean Atlantic Canada, and the New Brunswick Federation of Scottish Culture,
with the unveiling of a plaque in their honour, now on display at Old Government House in Fredericton. In 1917, the battalion was reviewed by the then Chief of Clan Maclean,
Sir Fitzroy Maclean, and his great grandson, Sir Lachlan Maclean the current Chief, has written the preface to the book. Their Kilties "colours" still hang proudly
in the Banqueting Hall of Duart Castle, on loan until the Kilties rise again.