The Chieftain of the Day is chosen as someone who has made a significant contribution of preserving the Portland Highland Games through the years. They are presented and honored during the Welcoming Ceremonies at the Games. The Chieftains of the Day represent the spirit of keeping the traditions of Highland heritage in our community.
Pat and Jim McClean
With great pleasure, the Portland Highland Games Association honors Pat and Jim McClean as the Chieftains of the 2013 Games!
Pat and Jim have been the backbone of organizing the activities of the Clan Tent area and the set-up of the upper field for over 25 years. Because of their enthusiasm and encouragement in the Highland family traditions about 45 clans come and participate each year and proudly join in the grand Parade of Clans wearing their family tartans.
In addition to their good work for our own Highland Games they have been strong organizers of clan activities in most of the Games in the Northwest and beyond; thus, fostering knowledge of family history and preserving traditional Scottish Highland culture throughout the Northwest and the world! - We salute you!