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TITLE
'Boll o'meal Frasers'
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFRLORDLOVAT_18
PLACENAME
Beauly
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Simon Fraser, 17th Lord Lovat
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1555
KEYWORDS
Commandos
Commandoes
armed forces
Second World War
agriculture
laird
lairds
clans
audio

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Simon Fraser, commonly known as the 17th Lord Lovat, (1911-1995), was the 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser and a prominent British Commando during World War II. He was seriously wounded during the invasion of Normandy in 1944 but went on to make a full recovery. In the post-war period he devoted much of his time to politics and looking after the family estates in the Beauly district.

In this audio extract, taken from an interview with Sam Marshall for Moray Firth Radio, Lord Lovat reveals the origins of the 'Boll o'meal Frasers'.

''Boll o'meal Frasers' were recruited to strengthen the clan in the days of old Simon Lovat, who had his head cut off. He wanted to be bigger and better than any other chief in the land, so anybody who looked a likely lad was offered a boll o' meal to change his name. And those 'boll o'meal Frasers are still known in the Ayr district'

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'Boll o'meal Frasers'

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

1980s

Commandos; Commandoes; armed forces; Second World War; agriculture; laird; lairds; clans; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Lord Lovat

Simon Fraser, commonly known as the 17th Lord Lovat, (1911-1995), was the 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser and a prominent British Commando during World War II. He was seriously wounded during the invasion of Normandy in 1944 but went on to make a full recovery. In the post-war period he devoted much of his time to politics and looking after the family estates in the Beauly district. <br /> <br /> In this audio extract, taken from an interview with Sam Marshall for Moray Firth Radio, Lord Lovat reveals the origins of the 'Boll o'meal Frasers'.<br /> <br /> ''Boll o'meal Frasers' were recruited to strengthen the clan in the days of old Simon Lovat, who had his head cut off. He wanted to be bigger and better than any other chief in the land, so anybody who looked a likely lad was offered a boll o' meal to change his name. And those 'boll o'meal Frasers are still known in the Ayr district'