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The 2009 Burnett Gathering - Muchalls Castle Tour
Muchalls Castle Those who did not go to Aberdeen joined me on the Kincardineshire tour which started at Muchalls Castle, now home of Michael and Janet Hogan who have kindly allowed us to visit there on the occasion of previous gatherings Muchalls is located in the Kincardine and Mearns area of Aberdeenshire, where it is set overlooking the North Sea. The original structure is a well preserved 14th century tower house, built by the Frasers of Muchalls. In the 17th century Alexander Burnett of Leys started expanding the castle, and the work was completed in 1627 by his son, Sir Thomas Burnett. The visit to Muchalls Castle provided a few unforeseen problems. The coach was too large to enter the access road, which was doubly disappointing as our estate staff had spend some time repairing the road to make it more vehicle friendly. We walked up the front drive aided by Michael Hogan and Jerry Burnett, who had arrived by car earlier and assisted those for whom the 10 minute walk was a little onerous. Disaster struck when Gil Burnett stepped aside to allow the vehicles to pass and fell into a deep ditch. Never complaining for the rest of the week, I have since discovered that he had broken a rib. Such dramas did not remove our enjoyment of the visit although it had to be shortened a little to maintain our tight schedule. Michael and Janet Hogan, and their children, Caroline and Alexander, were perfect and welcoming hosts and were accompanied by Janet Ross and Janet Booth.
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The 2009 Burnett Gathering - Muchalls Castle Tour
Muchalls Castle Those who did not go to Aberdeen joined me on the Kincardineshire tour which started at Muchalls Castle, now home of Michael and Janet Hogan who have kindly allowed us to visit there on the occasion of previous gatherings Muchalls is located in the Kincardine and Mearns area of Aberdeenshire, where it is set overlooking the North Sea. The original structure is a well preserved 14th century tower house, built by the Frasers of Muchalls. In the 17th century Alexander Burnett of Leys started expanding the castle, and the work was completed in 1627 by his son, Sir Thomas Burnett. The visit to Muchalls Castle provided a few unforeseen problems. The coach was too large to enter the access road, which was doubly disappointing as our estate staff had spend some time repairing the road to make it more vehicle friendly. We walked up the front drive aided by Michael Hogan and Jerry Burnett, who had arrived by car earlier and assisted those for whom the 10 minute walk was a little onerous. Disaster struck when Gil Burnett stepped aside to allow the vehicles to pass and fell into a deep ditch. Never complaining for the rest of the week, I have since discovered that he had broken a rib. Such dramas did not remove our enjoyment of the visit although it had to be shortened a little to maintain our tight schedule. Michael and Janet Hogan, and their children, Caroline and Alexander, were perfect and welcoming hosts and were accompanied by Janet Ross and Janet Booth.