Category: History

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.   Journals Elizabeth is remembered… 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 century 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. Bronze age settlements The clues are… Read more »

Loch An Eilein Castle

Loch an Eilein Castle Hidden in the forest of Rothiemurchus is Loch an Eilein, one of the most special and loved places in Scotland.  The mirror-like water, ancient pine trees and mountain views are all part of the charm but it’s the 13th century island castle in the middle of the loch that’s the real… Read more »