2019 Newsletter Published

The 2019 Newsletter of the House of Gordon has now been published and is now available to members.

This year’s newsletter contains a wealth of fascinating new articles. The cover image features Moat Brae House in Dumfries and Galloway, the newly-restored home of the Gordon family whose garden and his adventures in it inspired the author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie.

The Marquess of Aberdeen has contributed a very interesting account of the bravery of his grandfather in the First World War, who won the Distinguished Service Medal for supervising the construction of artillery tracks under heavy enemy fire.

Simon Forder has kept us up to date with the latest goings-on at Blairfindy, as the ancient castle is rescued from destruction, and there is exciting news from Gordon Castle, Aboyne Castle, and Ellon Castle.

Members can glimpse into the past with an account of what it was like to work for a Gordon laird in the 19th century, thanks to an excerpt from the memoirs of William Presslie kindly contributed by his descendant Ian Platt.

We also have our regular features answering queries and explaining the history of a particular Gordon coat of arms.

Do get in touch with us if you would like to contribute an article for the 2020 edition!

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