Sinclair  Places & People

Sinclair Clan Places:

Rosslyn Castle, Midlothian. Part ruin but some parts of the castle are still occupied. 


Girnigoe Castle, Caithness.


Ravenscraig Castle, nr Kirkcaldy, Fife. 15th C castle passed to Sinclairs after they resigned the Earldom of Orkney.

Sinclair Clan People:

Henry Sinclair (b. circa 1360)
Henry Sinclair was a renowned traveller who is credited with discovering Greenland. He is also known to have voyaged as gar as the Americas, probably landing in Nova Scotia and Massachusetts.


Col. George Sinclair (circa 1600)
Col. George Sinclair served as a mercenary soldier in Sweden. He was killed by local peasants while marching a contingent of men through Gudbrandsal in Norway. He became the subject of a famous Norwegian ballad, and of a dance tune by Grieg.

Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835)
Sir John Sinclair was one of the most advanced pioneers of scientific agriculture in British history. He was a strong influence on William Pitt and persuaded him to set up the 1st Board of Agriculture, with himself as the president.