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The Edmonstones of Duntreath

The Edmonstones of Duntreath

February’s talk by Eddie Edmonstone, son of Sir Archibald, was about his long family history and the Duntreath Estate. He explained that the Edmonstones were thought to be Flemish immigrants, arriving in Scotland in the 11C, three years before William the Conqueror...

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Duntreath and the Edmonstones

Duntreath and the Edmonstones

A Brief History of Duntreath Castle and the Edmonstone FamilyBy Juliet Edmonstone Originally thought to have been of Flemish stock, the Edmonstone family are said to have come to Scotland in the train of Princess Margaret who became the Queen of Malcolm Canmore III...

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Blane Valley Railway

Blane Valley Railway

RAILWAY MANIA By 8.30 on the morning of Monday 1 July 1867 an excited crowd had gathered in Blanefield near the bottom of the Cuilt Brae to greet the community’s first passenger train. Britain was in the grip of railway mania. The 1861 Blane Valley Railway Act...

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