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Brodie of Brodie talks to Sam Marshall (1 of 16)
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GB232_MFR_BRODIE_01
PLACENAME
Brodie
DISTRICT
Forres
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE
CREATOR
Montague Ninian Alexander Brodie
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1586
KEYWORDS
castles
stately homes
clans
Brodies
NTS
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Montague Ninian Alexander Brodie (1912 - 2003) became chief of Clan Brodie on 15 February, 1943, the 25th Brodie of Brodie. Educated at Eton, he went on to join the acting profession and it was during his time with the Perth Repertory Company that he met his future wife, Helena Budgeon. Later in his life he gave up the theatre and helped his mother run the Brodie Estate. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Artillery and later held the offices of Justice of the Peace for Morayshire, and Deputy Lieutenant of Nairnshire. In 1978 he was forced, through financial circumstances, to hand Brodie Castle over to the National Trust for Scotland.

In this audio extract from the Moray Firth Radio programme 'Marshall Meets' Ninian talks to Sam Marshall about the Brodie name.

Interviewer: Ninian. how old is the name of Brodie?

Oh well, it goes back very early; the earliest recorded is, I think, it's thirteenth century. Shaw in his History of Province - of the Province of Moray - thinks that the Brodies had been in that area since long before that. Ian Grimble had a theory that the name dervies from King Brude who I think was a contemporary of St. Columba, wasn't he? But I think that's a bit doubtful; it's more likely it comes from the, the broth or mire which was a sort of swamp between Brodie and Dyke - the nearest village - and it was at one time Brothie or De Brothie and then changed to Brodie.

Interviewer: You were born in that part of Morayshire and brought up there?

Yes, I was born in Brodie Castle and was brought up there the first years of my life.

Interviewer: What sort of memories do you have of that time, Ninian?

Oh very pleasant memories; it was, it was a happy house and one could play about, and play hide and seek, and the grounds and the woods were nice. It was a happy childhood, I remember

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Brodie of Brodie talks to Sam Marshall (1 of 16)

MORAYSHIRE

castles; stately homes; clans; Brodies; NTS; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Brodie of Brodie

Montague Ninian Alexander Brodie (1912 - 2003) became chief of Clan Brodie on 15 February, 1943, the 25th Brodie of Brodie. Educated at Eton, he went on to join the acting profession and it was during his time with the Perth Repertory Company that he met his future wife, Helena Budgeon. Later in his life he gave up the theatre and helped his mother run the Brodie Estate. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Artillery and later held the offices of Justice of the Peace for Morayshire, and Deputy Lieutenant of Nairnshire. In 1978 he was forced, through financial circumstances, to hand Brodie Castle over to the National Trust for Scotland.<br /> <br /> In this audio extract from the Moray Firth Radio programme 'Marshall Meets' Ninian talks to Sam Marshall about the Brodie name.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Ninian. how old is the name of Brodie?<br /> <br /> Oh well, it goes back very early; the earliest recorded is, I think, it's thirteenth century. Shaw in his History of Province - of the Province of Moray - thinks that the Brodies had been in that area since long before that. Ian Grimble had a theory that the name dervies from King Brude who I think was a contemporary of St. Columba, wasn't he? But I think that's a bit doubtful; it's more likely it comes from the, the broth or mire which was a sort of swamp between Brodie and Dyke - the nearest village - and it was at one time Brothie or De Brothie and then changed to Brodie.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: You were born in that part of Morayshire and brought up there?<br /> <br /> Yes, I was born in Brodie Castle and was brought up there the first years of my life.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: What sort of memories do you have of that time, Ninian?<br /> <br /> Oh very pleasant memories; it was, it was a happy house and one could play about, and play hide and seek, and the grounds and the woods were nice. It was a happy childhood, I remember