The legendary Maclean Tartan Power Poles were brought about by the Maclean Scottish Town Association in the year 2000 to occur simultaneously with the arrival of the Olympic Torch, which was to be carried through the town of Maclean. The designs enticed a lot of favourable comments that there was continuing substantial public demand for “Family Tartans” to be created.

The Tartan Power Pole painting was continued throughout the main street and spread from there so that nowadays they have an avenue of tartan poles in and all around the roadways of the main town, stretching from the Harwood Bridge to the southern approach to Maclean at Ferry Park. All of the tartan creations have been painted by Maclean artist Linda El Mir.

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