Clan Farquharson Worldwide
The Pipes and Drums of Clan Farquharson
Braemar Castle – Historic Clan Farquharson Castle
Braemar Scotland – Visit this site to see the extensive restoration work being done on the Castle by a local group, Braemar Community Ltd., who have a 50 year lease on Braemar Castle. Lots of photos of the work, all done by local folks.
The Braemar Gathering and Highland Games is possibly the most famous of its kind in the world..
Royal Deeside – The area in and around Banchory, Aboyne, Ballater, and Braemar to Aberdeen along the River Dee, including Balmoral.
The Finzean Estate – commercial site. This estate was the home of the Victorian artist Joseph Farquharson, (1846-1935). The “Painting Laird”, Joseph was well known for his snowy landscape paintings which featured the Finzean estate. See paintings at: http://www.ramshornstudio.com/joseph_farquharson.htm
Clan Chatten Confederation
www.lyon-court.com Site of the Court of the Lord Lyon. The Court of the Lord Lyon is the heraldic authority for Scotland. It deals with all matters relating to Scottish Heraldry and Coats of Arms and maintains the Scottish Public Registers of Arms and Genealogies. It also has links useful for those doing family or clan research.
www.clanchiefs.org Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs is the definitive and authoritative body for information on the Scottish Clan System. Within the site you will find information relating to the Standing Council, as well as links to other relevant resources, together with additional information on the Clan system.
www.cosca.net Council of Scottish Clans and Associations, Inc.
www.culloden.org.uk A link to the Culloden Battlefield Memorial, newly re-modeled.
Electric Scotland A huge site, links to almost anything Scottish.
www.tartansauthority.com Scottish tartan site
http://www.scottishtartans.org The Scottish Tartans Museum In Franklin, NC. Info about tartan, history, culture, dress. Gift shop
http://www.tartanregister.gov.uk The Scottish Register of Tartans is an online database of tartan designs, established by the Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008 and administered by the National Records. New history page
http://www.xmarksthescot.com The world’s largest and most active on-line gathering place dedicated to the kilt.
www.ddfiber.com D&D Natural Fiber Co. A US of A cottage industry featuring custom knit hose; day wear, Argyll, diced, castelleated.
www.scottishwildcats.co.uk Yes, there are real Scottish Wildcats! Few in number, about 400 estimated in the wild.
www.myspace.com/scottishwildcats Lots of info, photos, links, etc.
www.treesforlife.org.uk A Scots non-profit, working for 20 years to re-establish the Ancient Caledonian Forest in the Highlands. You can buy a tree to plant or establish a Memorial Grove with a web site; you also get a nice certificate, great for weddings, births, memorials, etc. This year they planted 100,000 trees! They even have volunteer work weeks so you can help on projects as part of your vacation. Very informative site.
www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland The forestry department of the Scottish Government, advising on and implementing forestry policy and managing the national forest estate.
www.scottishnativewoods.org.uk Scottish Native Woods exists to rescue, restore and expand Scotland’s native (natural) woodlands.
www.reforestingscotland.org Reforesting Scotland is a networking organisation of those active in the ecological and social regeneration of Scotland.
www.snh.org.uk Scottish Natural Heritage. SNH works with Scotland’s people to care for the natural heritage: the wildlife, habitats, rocks, landscapes and natural beauty of Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage is the Government’s statutory advisor in respect to the conservation, enhancement, enjoyment, understanding and sustainable use of the natural heritage
www.cairngorms.co.uk Cairngorms National Park, Scotland’s largest at 1400 square miles and its newest, September 2003. This National Park has at its center, the Cairngorm Mountains and includes the Royal Deeside, and covers most of what we think of as “Farquharson Country”.