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3. Alexander Keir (b.1699)

Welcome to the 3rd Blog entry in this current series of articles looking at the Keir family from Aberdalgie (and Kirkliston). Following on from the previous blog we were tracing the issue of Rodger Keir and Isabel Armour. 988 more words


2. Rodger Keir & Isobel Armour

Welcome to the 2nd post on the Keir Family Genealogy blog site.

Rodger (or Roger) Keir is presently our confirmed eldest relative. As such, we know very little about Rodger’s early life and would greatly welcome any input from our readers (especially documentary evidence). 1,185 more words


Drummond Castle Gardens

My next visit of the day was to Drummond Castle Gardens. These were used in series 2 as the gardens at Versailles.

Drummond has all the characteristics of a courtly, 17th century Scottish Renaissance garden. 70 more words


Another visit to Castle Leoch

On hot summer day I went for a return visit to Castle Leoch aka Castle Doune. I had heard that there is now an Outlander part to the audio tour voiced by Sam Heughan. 116 more words


Just 8 weeks to go - Scottish-Yukon update for Le Tour de Loire Valley

The clock is ticking! The “old git” had a quick look at the calendar and exclaimed that there were “just eight weeks to go!”

Yes the final countdown is on to the Grand Depart for Le Tour de Loire Valley in mid September  which will see my dynamic duo having to pedal me nearly 230 miles while through the world-famous vineyards and stunning chateaux of the region. 1,645 more words

Windswept in Dunning

One breezy afternoon the delightful assistants arrived in the Perthshire village of Dunning looking for a spot of luncheon. They headed straight to The Tee Room, based in Dunning Golf Club’s pavilion. 431 more words


Matildas Muthill reprise and T in the Park snub!

I could hardly contain my excitement on Saturday! Let me explain – well you know I get to get to look out my passport and head off on a Tour de France du Tandem each year. 1,668 more words