The Douglas’ Last Journey

Written by Gwen Sinclair With this year being Royal Dundonald Castle’s 650th anniversary, we’ve been exploring it’s Hall of Fame, and today we’re looking at the life of Sir James …

Genealogy Surprises!

Written by Gwen Sinclair with John and Liz Kirby “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”  Marcus Garvey  It …

Who was Donald?

Written by Gwen Sinclair Dundonald contains one of the most prominent medieval sites in Ayrshire – and today we are looking into the origins of its name – which comes …

The Smugglers Trail

Written by Gwen Sinclair Five and twenty ponies, Trotting through the dark — Brandy for the Parson, ‘Baccy for the Clerk; Them that asks no questions isn’t told a lie …