Archibald Montgomerie, 18th Earl of Eglinton: 1939 – 2018

Archibald Montgomerie, 18th Earl of Eglinton: 1939 – 2018

Archibald George Montgomerie, 18th Earl of Eglinton, 6th Earl of Winton and chief of Clan Montgomery passed away on 14th June. He is succeeded as chief by his son Hugh Archibald William Montgomerie He was made a partner at Grieveson Grant & Company a London based Pension Trust in 1957 and worked there until 1972. On the 7th February 1964 he […]

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Cunninghams and the Montgomeries – The Oldest Feud

Cunninghams and the Montgomeries – The Oldest Feud

For a long time in the fifteenth century and beyond the families of Cunninghams of Glancairn and the Montgomeries of Eglinton were deadly and bitter rivals, a bloody feud that makes Romeo and Juliet looks like child’s play.  It was described by John Lesie (exiled bishop of Ross who wrote the ‘Historie of Scotland’) as ‘the auldest […]

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You and Whose Army? The Story of the Atholl Highlanders

You and Whose Army? The Story of the Atholl Highlanders

In the fraternity of the super wealthy there are many very expensive indulgences that help proclaim the owner’s status; The massive yacht, the exotic cliff top villa, maybe a private jet? However no matter how far up the fortune 500 rankings you go the Duke of Atholl has something that beats every oligarch hands down. […]

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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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