Category: History

The Highland Lady

The Highland Lady The Highland Lady, Elizabeth Grant, was born in 1797 to the 9th Laird, John Peter and his wife Jane. She was the eldest of five children and spent her life travelling between Edinburgh, London, India and France before settling down in Ireland on the property of her husband, Colonel Henry Smith. Elizabeth is… Read more »

The Doune House

As you approach the traditional family home of the Grants of Rothiemurchus, an elegant country house looking over a peaceful 19th C designed landscape with mature specimen trees and spectacular views, it is difficult to believe that the first buildings on this ancient site had a very different purpose. The clues are in the name… Read more »

Loch An Eilein Castle

Loch an Eilein translates from Gaelic as “Loch of the Island”. The ancient castle on the island was built on a natural defensive site. Its origins are uncertain, however it is thought that between 1222 and 1298, the Bishop of Moray chose the south end of the island to build a half house surrounded by… Read more »