The Duelling Trees

The Duelling Trees

Ballencleroch was originally a modest laird’s house of the 17th century but was destroyed in a fire in 1982 but has been re-built as the ‘Schoenstatt’ (beautiful place), a retreat and conference centre. The house stands just to the west of the Clachan, East Dunbartonshire. The lands of Ballencleroch belonged to the Brisbane family from […]

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The Flodden 500 Service at St Giles, Edinburgh.

The Flodden 500 Service at St Giles, Edinburgh.

On Monday Amanda and I were privileged to be able to attend the service in commemoration for the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden held at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh. Over 40 Clan Chiefs were in attendance and you will be able to read the list of names below. The service included lessons […]

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All hail to the female chiefs

All hail to the female chiefs

Men and women have long been recognised in Scotland as equals. A good example of this is that female chiefs supply a goodly number of places in the current 135-strong listings of the Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs. They hold exactly the same responsibilities as their male counterparts. Here are some shining examples of female […]

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