Gone home: Duncan MacLean

14th June 2017


Clyde Scouts was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Duncan MacLean, aged 83 years old.

Duncan was a Scouting volunteer for almost 40 years as part of the leadership team at the 30th Glasgow, leading the team as GSL for almost a decade of that time. In addition to his role in the Group, Duncan served as part of the South Western District team for a number of years where his supportive and kind nature saw him nurturing adults across the District to develop themselves and their programmes.

In addition to his work locally Duncan was, for many years, a key member of the team supporting Glasgow Gang Show and his weekends were often spent at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre where he was 'at home' helping to deliver activities, carry out maintenance and lend his experience to leaders in getting young people off to camp as a member of the Scout Active Support Unit.


When he wasn't Scouting, Duncan was involved in many other organisations in his local community including Rotary, Govan Workspace, Govan Fair and Scottish Conjurers.

A true gentleman with a firm belief that helping others could go a long way in making this World a little better, every one of us who knew Duncan was touched by his love for people and you could always be sure that if you needed help, Duncan would be there doing whatever he could to support you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family Margaret and Alasdair and it was lovely to see that Duncan was held in such high regard that there was not a space in the crematorium as we gathered to give thanks for his life last week.

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