Lockdown Malt Whisky Blog - Andrew records his tasting
notes as has to drink all his malts!
following her passing away on 17th November 2017
Annie Accident Recovery
Update Blog that followed her progress from the car
accident in Nov 2013 through to June 2014, is now on its
Recent Trips for
Andrew - 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 Andrew
: Dublin 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
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
(note this was prepared before Annie's accident in late November that
Baby Fraser born
August 2019 with dad Neill
October 2018 With
my five grandchildren (l to r) Murray, Kari, Roddy, Hamish and
2018 Ewan and Mhari got married in Lerwick
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
September 2014 A daughter for Ewan and Mhari and sister
for Hamish - Kari Louise McLeman
Kari and Hamish - (Nov
July 2013 A
second son for Neill and Alison and brother for Murray - Douglas
Neill Alexander McLeman
Douglas and Murray
May 2013 Ewan and Mhari had a son Hamish Neill McLeman
May 2012 - Neill and Alison got married at Ballachulish
August 2010 Our first
grandchild -Murray James Alastair Mcleman was born, we are all
delighted for Neill and Alison.
2009 Gini our beloved golden retriever passed away age 13.
July 2007 Andrew and Annie got married - there is a separate
website for the wedding - Click
Annie and Andrew
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
Andrew, just back from Cyprus, pictured below at a friends wedding in
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 www.ewanannatour.blogspot.com
Andrew, Neill, Anna and Ewan at
The Atlanta Braves Stadium after they met up
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 www.ewanannatour.blogspot.com
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 email@example.com
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).
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!
2001 - Ewan Graduated from St Andrews University with a
2:1 BSc Hons Degree in Geography. More
My tribute to Ruth*
my much loved wife and dear mother to Ewan and Neill, can be viewed
*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
also now has links to a growing gallery of photos!
Tree Photos (direct link)
Family Tree (McLeman link to 'Lorna Moon' -see books below)
'tree' showing the lineage from the early Kings of Scotland to the
present day McLeman Family tree
THE MCLEMAN CREST
Below is the family (Lamont)
crest and tartan
The derivation of our name is
believed to be from 'McLamont-= Son
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.
The following are books that
relate in some way to our family history.
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
tree are related to people mentioned in the book.
Read my father's (G Douglas McLeman') book review here
Christian Watt Papers (from Amazon) here!
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
Order Richard De Mille's Lorna Moon - My secret Mother here!