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Red Douglas?  Black Douglas?  Neither?  Don't know?  Don't care?  Douglass, not Douglas? A Douglas sept?

Following in the footsteps of our ancestors, and learning about our Douglas history and heritage can be both enjoyable and educational.  But looking at ruins on a midgey day in the drizzle may not be everyone's idea of fun.

Choosing which places to visit could be based around the wider Douglas family, or confined to those of the relevant branch of the family. Or they could be based on film/movie locations!  Remember that not everyone in the group may be excited by piles of old stones, and so there is a need to build variety into the programme.

Younger clansmen and clanswomen might be challenged to 'look for the window that the earl of Douglas was thrown out of after he had been stabbed by the king' when visiting Stirling Castle, as an example) or counting (photographing) all the Douglas hearts seen in any location to add interest.  Make your own tour guide before departure by copying key facts for the places you are visiting to save carrying a heavy guide book.  That said, the Historic Scotland guidebooks for each location are excellent.  I have a wonderful collection!


•  Itinerary one
•  Itinerary two
•  Places visited during the 2014 Douglas Clan gathering

See also:
•  Map of Douglas locations (work in progress)



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