The Border Reivers Cursing Stone

The Border Reivers Cursing Stone

Border reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century. These were rugged, tough people who enforced their own brutal code of conduct in what was to be known as the 300 Year War. There are 77 predominant family names who can claim to have […]

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The Forfar Witches

The Forfar Witches

The Royal burgh of Forfar, a small faming and market town nestled in the Strathmore valley in the east of Scotland, is a respectable and quiet community. The burgh lies only five miles from Glamis Castle, family seat of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorn, childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and the […]

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James Taylor – “The Father of the Ceylon Tea Industry”

James Taylor – “The Father of the Ceylon Tea Industry”

Over the weekend of the 22nd to the 24th of August, Scotland’s Tea Festival will be hosting a series of events in Laurencekirk and Auchenblae in Aberdeenshire celebrating tea and Scotland’s contribution to the tea industry, particularly focusing on the life of local born man James Taylor, who was known as the “The Father of […]

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What are this clan’s great stories?

What are this clan’s great stories?

We are looking for great stories to turn into blogs for this clan/family. Do you know of any? These could be news, history, myths, photos anything of interest. If you can help, please email Amanda: amanda@scotclans.com Thank you!

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