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      Andrew McLeman and family Website

  • I live in Mid Calder, West Lothian, near Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.
  • See Address page for ways to contact us

Click Here to go direct to the McLeman Family Tree

  • 2020 Coronavirus Lockdown  Malt Whisky Blog - Andrew records his tasting notes as has to drink all his malts! here

  • Annie tribute following her passing away on 17th November 2017 here

  • Annie Accident Recovery Update Blog  that followed her progress from the car 
    accident in Nov 2013 through to June 2014, is now on its own page

Website News

Recent Trips for  Andrew June 2022 London for School Reunion  spin off , May 2022 Shetland for Folk Festival, March 2022 Marrakesh (Flavours cooking) Christmas 2021 - Shetland,   -October 2021 - Shetland; August 2021 Flavours Holidays Pilates ad Nordic Walking at Ardoch, Loch Lomond ; June 2021 Glamping at a Beach Hut in Crail; Trip to Shetland May 2021 (usng delayed Christmas ticket} Flavours Highland Painting Holiday in Aberfeldy September 2020; Boston, Cape Cod and Ottawa Christmas 2019, Turkey Gulet Cruise Sept 2019, Flavours Cooking Holiday Sicily June 2019, Boston and Cape Cod Aug 2018; Nerja September 2018 - Annie and AndrewDublin May 2017, Cape Cod September 2016; Alora June 2017 and May 2016; Lake Garda - Sept 2015 , South Africa - March 2015 Shetland - May and September 2015 , Cyprus - June 2014, Shetland May and October 2014, South England and Wales Sept 2014 [ Europe Cruise Pompei/Rome/Pisa/Florence - Sept 2013 | Shetland May and October 2013 | Orkney May 2013 | Prague Feb 2013 | Cape Town and Durban Sept 2012  Toronto and Canadian Lakes Aug 2011 London March + Sept 2010 | New Hampshire and New York  Aug 2010| June 2009 Alaska (cruise) + Canada | April 2008 South Africa | Crete Sept 06 | Budapest and Vienna June 06 | Shetland  April 06 | Barcelona March 06 London Jan 06 | Dublin Nov 05 |    Wales Aug 05 & Feb 06 | South Africa April 05 | Boston Aug 04 | Orkney Dec 02 + Feb 04 + April 06 | Amsterdam Aug 03 | Cyprus May 2003 |  Northern Ireland June 03 |

A good way to keep up to date is to read our Xmas Photo circulars

Christmas 2022
Christmas 2021
Christmas 2020
Christmas 2019

Christmas 2018

Christmas 2017
Christmas 2016
Christmas 2015
mas 2014 
Christmas 2013
(note this was prepared before Annie's accident in late November that year)
Christmas 2012
Christmas 2011
Christmas 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2008
Christmas 2007

Jamie (born 28/10/22) arrived 30th December 2022

Jamie at 10 weeks

August 2022  with both  my sons, their wives and my 6 grandchildren


Fraser Stewart Andrew McLeman born 23rd August 2019 to Neill and Alison and a brother for Murray and Douglas



October 2018 With my five grandchildren (l to r) Murray, Kari, Roddy, Hamish and Douglas

8th July 2018 Ewan and Mhari got married in Lerwick

8th July 2016 Roddy George Andrew McLeman was born in Lerwick to Ewan and Mhari, and a brother for Hamish and Kari

oddy, Ewan and Mhari July 2017

Friends and Family party April 2016

March 2015 My 4 grandchildren all together for the first time - back row Alison (Murray and Douglas's mum)
Front row Murray, Kari, Douglas and Hamish McLeman

22nd September 2014 A daughter for Ewan and Mhari and sister for Hamish - Kari Louise McLeman

Kari and Hamish - (Nov 2014)


22nd July 2013 A second son for Neill and Alison and brother for Murray - Douglas Neill Alexander McLeman

Douglas and Murray (October 2013)


5th May 2013 Ewan and Mhari had a son Hamish Neill McLeman

Mhari, Ewan and Hamish  (August 2013)               Hamish and his Grandpa (October 2013)


 5th May 2012 - Neill and Alison got married at Ballachulish

1st August 2010 My first grandchild -Murray James Alastair Mcleman was born, we are all delighted for Neill and Alison.


December 2009 Gini our beloved golden retriever passed away age 13.

26th July 2007 Andrew and Annie got married - there is a separate website for the wedding - Click here

Annie and Andrew


4th July 2003 Neill graduated with a (2:1) BA (Hons) in Social Science from the University of Abertay. 

Andrew, Neill and Ewan pictured after Neill's Graduation

June 2003 Annie and Andrew, just back from Cyprus, pictured below at a friends wedding in Northern Ireland.

30th August 2002  - Andrew and Neill just back from surprising Ewan by also being in Atlanta when he arrived there as part of his world trip in the middle of the month. We really enjoyed being part of the "tour" for those few days, and can't thank Steve and Chase enough for their hospitality. Details at

Andrew, Neill, Anna and Ewan at The Atlanta Braves Stadium after they met up

30th April 2002 23:55 - Ewan and Anna were seen of at Waverley station (by Ewan's dad + Anna's parents and sister) at the start of their world tour. Their weblog (online diary)  is at  
They updated this on their progress from Cybercafes as they go and you still welcome to  follow their online progress. 
You can e-mail Ewan while he is away at

April 2002 :-  Ewan was in the last stages of preparation for his four month 'Round the World' holiday which starts with his girlfriend Anna at the end of April.
Their route is  :-
India>Hong Kong> Thailand> Singapore>Australia>New Zealand>Hawaii >US>Canada>Home (early September 2002).

April 2002 Check out the articles from 'The Times' from April 2002,where we get a mention as they searched for the source of the poem that the Queen used to preface the Order of Service at the Queen Mothers' funeral. I had used the same supportive words on my tribute page to Ruth and they requested my help in finding the anonymous source! times

June 2001 - Ewan Graduated from St Andrews University with a 2:1 BSc Hons Degree in Geography. More photos here

My tribute to Ruth* my much loved wife and dear mother to Ewan and Neill, can be viewed here
*Ruth died on the 19th of February 2002 after a short illness,


For those with an interest in our family's Genealogy and have a Family Tree with over 3000 names going back to King Kenneth II (of Scotland) who was crowned in the year 975. Our main family tree page shows the descendants of 'Highland' Donald McLeman, originally from Avoch, who took his family to Broadsea (Fraserburgh) in the mid 1700's. If you are a "McLeman" with a Fraserburgh connection the chances are that we are not too distantly related!  We are in 'e-contact' with McLeman's all over the world and are really pleased to have any additional input! The tree also now has links to a growing gallery of photos!

McLeman family Tree

Family Tree Photos (direct link)

Low Family Tree (McLeman link to 'Lorna Moon' -see books below)

An additional 'tree' showing the lineage from the early Kings of Scotland to the present day McLeman Family tree


Below is the family (Lamont) crest and tartan

Ancient Lamont Tartan   Lamont Crest

The derivation of our name is believed to be from 'McLamont-= Son of Lawman'

Andrew's business also has a website - Please feel free to visit
McLeman QS Network

We also have a 'passing' interest in Personal Car Registrations and have a page with some interesting combinations seen around Edinburgh! Personal Registrations

The local church's web site is also 'maintained by us. Visit the site and find out how the church was selected over the internet for a wedding by a couple from Atlanta and how we all got involved - Andrew was 'Webmaster of the Bride' and walked Chasanne down the aisle!! Kirk of Calder

Also you can find the details of the McLeman Family reunion held in Inverness in July 1999 (updated with photos of the event) McLeman Reunion

This page was first created in October 1997 and last updated in December 2013.

Links to other pages :-

AndrewBack to Top | Links | Addresses & e-mail | Mid Calder  

The following are books that relate in some way to our family history

'The Christian Watt Papers'  It is a rare insight to life at that time and tells her own story of her life in Broadsea (Fraserburgh) in the mid nineteenth century. Sharing common ancestors with Christian mean many on our family tree are related to people mentioned in the book.
Read my father's (G Douglas McLeman') book review here

Order The Christian Watt Papers (from Amazon) here!

"My Secret Mother" - Lorna Moon (Nora Low) was a descendant of my
 great grandmother's family and in this book her son, Richard De Mille, tells in this biography her astonishing life story from her origins in Strichen in Aberdeenshire to her time as an  author of novels and silent movie screenwriter in Hollywood for Cecil B de Mille. See also how Lorna relates to our family Low Family Tree 

Order Richard De Mille's Lorna Moon - My secret Mother here!

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