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TITLE
The Doune, Rothiemurchus
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_05_050_0433
PLACENAME
Rothiemurchus
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
DATE OF IMAGE
June 1980
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15086
KEYWORDS
houses
buildings
families
estates
books
The Doune, Rothiemurchus

The Doune of Rothiemurchus dates from the 16th century and is home to the Grants of Rothiemurchus. The name derives from the Gaelic 'dun' for a fortified place and the house stands near to an ancient hill fort. The house went through extensions in 1780, 1803 and 1876. The Grants moved out in the 1920s and the house was let to Lord Darnley. It was run as a hotel for a few years before the outbreak of World War 2 when it was requisitioned by the army. After the war the house fell into a state of disrepair but was rescued from complete ruin when renovations began in 1978. It is now the home of Johnnie Grant, 17th laird of Rothiemurchus, and his family.

The Doune was home to Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus and was where she wrote her 'Memoirs of a Highland Lady'.

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The Doune, Rothiemurchus

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

1980s

houses; buildings; families; estates; books

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The Doune of Rothiemurchus dates from the 16th century and is home to the Grants of Rothiemurchus. The name derives from the Gaelic 'dun' for a fortified place and the house stands near to an ancient hill fort. The house went through extensions in 1780, 1803 and 1876. The Grants moved out in the 1920s and the house was let to Lord Darnley. It was run as a hotel for a few years before the outbreak of World War 2 when it was requisitioned by the army. After the war the house fell into a state of disrepair but was rescued from complete ruin when renovations began in 1978. It is now the home of Johnnie Grant, 17th laird of Rothiemurchus, and his family.<br /> <br /> The Doune was home to Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus and was where she wrote her 'Memoirs of a Highland Lady'.