Born in Paisley, McLaren attended Dollar Academy and currently plays for Tennent's Premiership side Ayr.
The prop joined Glasgow Warrior's academy at the start of the 2017/18 season and has captained Scotland at U18 level.
McLaren started four out five fixtures during the 2019 U20 Six Nations, and featured in four matches at the World Rugby U20 Championship in Argentina.
Date of birth: 09/05/88
Place of birth:
England, Wales, France, Italy (replacement), Ireland (replacement), South Africa, Georgia, Italy, Fiji