Poetry, Music & Books
Crannog to Castle is in part a sequel to the late nineteenth
century Spalding edition of the history of the family of
Burnetts of Leys. In updating the family membership, it
also acknowledges the interest of more remote kinsmen
and refers to the origins and genealogy of the Burnetts of
Leys. In accordance with the title, we have sought to
inform on their life on the Loch of Leys and their homes in
the twenty-first century. We have illustrated their heraldry
and we have identified some of their final places of rest.
A sequel to Crannog to Castle, a history of the Burnetts to
date. Contents, by several contributors, include updated
genealogy and history of the family, their early and
modern estates, accounts and lives of eminent Burnetts,
merchant Burnetts of Aberdeen, Royal, Russian and Cecil
connections, poems, reels and letters and much more
information on this family.
This volume is edited and compliled by Eileen Bailey. FSA
Scot. Official family historian and genealogist
The Official Website
Differences between Crannog to Castle and The Holly and The Horn
The contents of Crannog to Castle include chapters on the various branches of the family, Burnett heraldry,
articles on the crannog (the island where the family lived before the Castle was built), other Burnett houses,
recent history of the estate and burial places of the Burnetts.
The genealogy of the Holly and the Horn is much the same but improved, expanded and updated in The Holly
and The Horn. In addition to some eulogies and reference to the House of Burnett, there are chapters on the
Holly and the Horn as our heraldic symbols, the early lands of the Burnetts, the Royal Connection, the portraits in
the Castle, the Adelphi Stone in Aberdeen, the Burnett merchants in Aberdeen, some eminent Burnetts and non-
Burnett relations including the Cecils both in the UK and the US, a lengthy account on Lord Monboddo and his
daughter and her relationship with Robert Burns, an update on the estate activities and a selection of poems,
music and letters with a close Burnett connection.
There are also nearly 100 photographs and illustrations throughout the book which is hardback and of a much
higher standard of paper throughout. Contributions to the book are by Charles Burnett, the Ross Herald, Dr
Christopher Croly of Aberdeen University in addition to Eileen Bailey and James Burnett
Without Fanfare - The Story of My Family
by Susan Burnett of Kemnay
(GBP)£12.95 plus (GBP)£3.00 postage & handling
Following the story of the Burnetts of Kemnay, the reader travels from 17th century Scotland to the Court of
Sophia, Electress of Hanover and to the Bastille in Paris. The Author traces her family history through the ’45
Jacobite Rising, the Court of Frederick the Great of Prussia, the agricultural improvements of 18th and 19th
century Scotland, with digressions to the Far East and Africa. The Archives of the Burnetts of Kemnay have
furnished the greater part of this journal and they have been a continuous source of interesting, and at times,
To order 'Without Fanfare: The Story of My Family' please write directly to the author.
Susan L. Burnett of Kemnay
Kemnay, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 5LH
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Burnett of Leys
Banchory Business Centre
Burn O’Bennie Road, Banchory
Tel: 00 44 (0)1330 826506
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NEW: The BBC TV series ‘Flog it’ was filmed at Crathes Castle last
summer and was broadcast nationally on November 1st 2011.
The programme is about antiques but shows Crathes Castle, Dunottar
Castle, the Grassic Gibbon Centre and Aberdeen scenes.
It is possible that the vido may not be accessible outside the UK:
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