The First Durie Gathering - 2014

Written by Christian Dewar Durie
Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 - 11:22

The essential part of this exciting tour will span 4 days and 3 nights over the weekend 27th-30th June. Our aim is to bring Duries together, to meet and get to know each other and to discover our roots by visiting Durie-related places. We are particularly keen to entice Overseas Members to join us for these very special days. It will include visits to Dunfermline and Rossend Castle, a day’s guided tour around Edinburgh to places with Durie connections: the Castle, St Giles’ Cathedral, John Knox’s House and Holyrood Palace. A day will be spent at Bannockburn which, with its 700 year anniversary, is the focus of Scotland’s Homecoming 2014 and the Chief will host the group for a visit to Stirling Castle. There will be a Chief’s Welcome Dinner in Edinburgh and a dinner at his home, Finnich Malise, on the edge of Loch Lomond National Park. We will be exceptionally lucky as the Shenachie to the Chief, the genealogist Dr Bruce Durie, will be with us for some of the tour. The DFA has commissioned MacDonald & Rees to run this tour and they can also provide ‘made to measure’ trips before or after the Durie one. MacDonald & Rees also specialise in in-depth genealogy research.

Members are requested to advise the secretary - as soon as possible - if they are interested in coming on the tour and would like more information. Non-Members interested in such a trip are encouraged to join the DFA!

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Drawing: Abbot House, Dunfermline.

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