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.
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.)
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.