SLHS John Maclean Centenary Conference

Unite Offices, Glasgow; 19 November 2023

The videos of the SLHS John Maclean Centenary Conference, held in November 2023, on the centenary of his death, are now available on the Society’s Youtube channel at

In all there are seven separate videos, on the various aspects of Maclean's life and influence covered during the conference:

1. Introduction by Glasgow Bailie Roza Salih:    

2. Re-enactment of Maclean’s Speech from the Dock at Edinburgh High Court in May 1919 by Scottish actor Tam Dean Burn:

3. Joint presentation by Henry Bell and Gerard Cairns discussing the myths – positive and negative – about Maclean:

4. Stephen Coyle reviewing Maclean’s involvement in Ireland’s struggle for independence:

5. PhD scholar Katherine Mackinnon identifying those parts of Glasgow connected with Maclean which can be accessed by walking tours:

6. Douglas Academy scholar Tom Allanach gives his view on Maclean's legacy as far as young people are concerned:

7. Professor David Howell and Dr Ewan Gibbs considering Maclean’s impact and legacy in early twenty-first century Scotland: