GORDON HIGHLANDER'S MUSEUM

There has always been a strong Fraser connection with the Gordon Highlanders and many Frasers have served in it, for example, when the 100 th Regiment (later the 92 nd Regiment) was raised in 1794, the Muster Roll shows fifteen Frasers, almost exclusively from Inverness-shire, with just as many Gordons included. Thereafter, we have nearly 30 Frasers in the Medal Roll for the Boer War, all in the ranks; around a dozen in the Indian General Service Roll for 1895-1902; only five for the Egypt/Sudan conflict 1882-89; seven for Afghanistan 1879-80; seven for the Indian Mutiny 1857-59; sixteen on the Waterloo Roll, 1815; and six for the Peninsular Wars 1808-14. Also, The Honourable William Fraser, a member of the Frasers of Philorth family, was an officer during World War I.

Information on the Gordon Highlanders Museum can be found on it's website www.gordonhighlanders.com

Address:
The Gordon Highlanders Museum
St Lukes Viewfield Road
ABERDEEN AB15 7XH
Scotland
Telephone: ((0)1224) 311200
Email : museum@gordonhighlanders.com

How to find us
The Museum is located in Viewfield Road, off Queens Road the Highland Tourist Route in and out of Aberdeen. It is very near the Anderson Drive / Queens Road roundabout and signposted from there. There is car parking in the grounds, and further parking 300 yards down the road at Johnston Gardens. It was VisitScotland's Scottish Visitor Attraction of the year in 2001 and well worth a visit.

BOATH DOOCOT and BATTLE SITE, AULDEARN

Owned by the National Trust for Scotland and open all year round, with a box for donations for the upkeep of the sight, it's not really the Doocot itself which is of Fraser interest but the battle-plan for the Battle of Auldearn, which is at the same site. You can then work out exactly where the battle was fought, for, although the area isn't built up, the fact that it's arable land makes it difficult to envisage the battlefield. The Battle of Auldearn was fought on 9 th May 1645, when Montrose's army defeated the Covenanters, whose army contained many Frasers. It's said that the Battle left 87 Lovat Fraser widows, giving some idea of the number of Frasers who were actually involved.

INVERNESS CITY and ABERTARFF HOUSE

Recently made a city, Inverness is known as both “The Capitol of” and “The Gateway to” The Highlands. Having seen centuries of turbulence and change the city is now a modern and thriving place. Sitting at the North end of Loch Ness, home of the famous monster and the Caledonian Canal, one of the country's largest and most expensive civil construction projects and near so many Fraser places of interest eg Beauly, it's well worth a visit, with lots to do and see, in and around the city. As any genealogist will tell you it's easier trying to trace the ancestors of a Smith rather than a Fraser. A stunning old house right in the middle of the city is Abertarff House, formerly the Highlands and Islands Regional Office of the National Trust for Scotland, the building now houses The Studio Gallery, showcasing the very very best of contemporary Scottish paintings and applied arts. They have a website at www.studiojewellery.com . This has been a Fraser property for centuries and it's good it now has a functional use. The last Fraser to live there was T F Fraser, an illegitimate member the Lovat Frasers family, known as Fraser of Abertarff.


 


GORDONS PIPER



BOATH DOOCOT

 


ABERTARF HOUSE

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