Post date: Monday, 27 July, 2015 - 17:05
Dr Bruce Durie, Shennachie to the Chief and genealogist to the DFA, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scottish Studies Scholar Award to Research and Teach in the USA. Internationally recognised as one of Scotland's top genealogists this award will allow him to spend a considerable amount of time in the States to undertake historical research and teaching.
See The Highlander - July/August 2015, Volume 53, No 4.
Post date: Wednesday, 29 April, 2015 - 13:40
In April 2015, our Shenachie, Dr Bruce Durie, attended the COSCA Clan Caucus at Historic Rural Hill, North Carolina. He was representing the Durie Family at the Loch Norman Games,
Post date: Wednesday, 10 December, 2014 - 16:44
What to give a Chief? As there is a handsome embroidered Durie pipe banner, given in 1985 as an 80th birthday present to Lt.Col. R.V.D. Durie of Durie, father of the current chief, Andrew, his sister decided a pipe tune was the answer.
Post date: Friday, 28 November, 2014 - 14:44
Dr. Bruce Durie, the DFA’s genealogist, has been appointed honorary Seannachaidh to the US based Council of Scottish Clans & Associations (www.cosca.scot). He will be consulting on a range of genealogical and ancestral questions and projects for COSCA and its members.
Post date: Friday, 28 November, 2014 - 14:21
Australian Duries: Ken and Pat, of Lithgow, New South Wales, with their friends Helen Drewe and Suzanne Lollback – avid amateur orchid hunters all – have produced and published neat booklets on the flora of their region. ‘Native Orchids of Hassans Walls Reserve’ came out in August 2012. The proceeds of its success have gone towards publishing the next one, ‘Plants of Hassans Walls Reserve’ which is now available.
Post date: Thursday, 20 November, 2014 - 10:41
Our chairman, Sir David Durie and his wife Sue (Lady Durie), had a magical few days in Venice earlier in the Autumn to celebrate both their 70th birthdays. The weather was kind and they managed to avoid both the crowds and the high water!
Post date: Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 - 19:06
In July 2013 a feature film ‘What We Did On Our Holiday’ was filmed at the Chief''s home Finnich Malise. The film is a bitter-sweet family comedy set in Scotland, starring Billy Connolly, David Tennant and Rosmund Pike with a strong supporting cast and four brilliant child actors. The filming took five weeks including setting up, and used the house and garden, while the Steading hall became a school room for the children, and the back drive was taken over by the location crew and all their trucks and equipment, over 70 people every day!
Post date: Monday, 14 July, 2014 - 11:34
Top L. Viewing the Annunciation Stone, Dunfermline. Top R. Before dinner at Finnich Malise. Bttm L. The Chief and Dr Bruce Durie at Bannockburn. Bttm R. Pipe Major Moir receives a quaich from the Chief.
The First Durie Gathering was held from 27th -30th June in Scotland. The exciting four day tour began in Edinburgh and, led by the Chief, Andrew Durie of Durie, we went straight away to Dunfermline, Fife, where there are many early Durie connections. The group of 20 was made up from Duries from five countries many of whom had not met before.
Post date: Saturday, 29 March, 2014 - 15:41
The DFA’s own genealogist, Dr Bruce Durie, senachie to the Chief, has recently become a Fellow of the University of Strathclyde, with a specific remit – alongside his colleagues in Genealogical, Heraldic and Palaeographic Studies – to develop a full-time, one-year Masters programme, a Doctoral programme and a new Diploma in Heraldry.
In addition to this ...
Post date: Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 - 11:22
The Chief is delighted to announce The First Durie Gathering, to take place next year in Scotland.