Places of Interest

Scrimgeours have lived in and been associated with many locations, some key locations are:

Dudhope Castle, Dundee

Home of the Scrymgeours for centuries. At a later date it was the property for a short time of John Graham of Claverhouse (Bonnie Dundee) himself a Scrimgeour ‘on the distaff side’. Owned by the City, the building has been comprehensively restored and is in daily use mainly by the University of Abertay Dundee. thanks to whom it may be visited by prior arrangement.

Fincharn Castle (ruin), Loch Awe

At the western end of Loch Awe (south shore). Originally the stronghold on the Scrimgeours’ lands of Glassary, Argyll.

Birkhill House, by Cupar, Fife

The home of the Earl of Dundee, and site for many of the Annual Gatherings. The house contains records and paintings of interest to Scrimgeours.

Wallace Monument, Stirling

Besides being of great interest in itself, it has a tribute to Alexander Scrimgeour, one of Wallace’s principal supporters.

Kilneuair Church (ruin), near Fincharn, Loch Awe

Ancient parish Church. offices of rector and vicar of Kilneuair.

being held by Scrimgeours for most of 15th and 16th centuries.
The Clan Association has instigated structural repairs to prevent progressive deterioration.

Balinshoe Castle (ruin), near Kirriemuir

Pronounced Benshie, seat of Scrimgeours until mid 17th century. The sketch below shows Balinshoe Castle, together with a map of Angus. The castle is near Glaswell, in the top centre of the map.

Scrymgeour Building, Dundee

Now part of Dundee University, in Park Place. was built in 1911/ 12 as a Training College. renamed in 1979 after Henry Scrymgeour 1506-1572, Professor of Law, Geneva.

Hugh Scrimgeour’s Lodging, St Andrews

Now the Library of St. Leonard’s School, St- Andrews. Can be seen by visitors during term time between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. Mary, Queen of Scots is said to have lodged here and Charles II certainly did, in 1650.

Falkland Palace, Falkland, Fife

Well worth a visit on its own account; its special interest to Scrimgeours is that in the reigns of James V and Mary, Queen of Scots, a Scrimgeour, was Master of Works.