DiCamillo Companion
Scotland

Birkhill House

  • House & Family History: The earls of Dundee are hereditary royal banner bearers for Scotland, a title awarded to the family by the Scottish King Alexander II in the 13th century. A member of the family carried the Scottish banner for William Wallace at Stirling Bridge and Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn. The Bruce appointed the banner bearer and his successors as custodians of the City of Dundee.

  • Architect: David Bryce

    Date: 1858-59
    Designed: House, incorporating earlier elements

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  • Title: Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage, 1990
    Author: Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David (Editors)
    Year Published: 1990
    Reference: pg. P 395
    Publisher: London: Debrett's Peerage Limited (New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc.)
    ISBN: 0312046405
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Alexander Henry Scrymgeour, 12th Earl of Dundee.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Ownership Details: Birkhill can be let for weddings, corporate events, and group stays.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01382-330-200

    Fax: 01382-330-230

    Email: info@birkhillcastle.org.uk

    Website: http://www.birkhillcastle.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No