I was brought up at Burnhead in the parish of Dunscore in Dumfriesshire and stories of Sir Robert Grierson of Lag, the Auld Persecutor, have been with me all my days. As a boy, I often cycled round by Lag’s Tower, and the Auld Kirkyard where Lag is buried was a favourite walk. I still visit the Dunscore area most weekends. The Laird of Lag has been a source of endless fascination to me. It was a privilege to revise his entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and I am equally honoured to have been asked by Richard Miller to rework the article for the Grierson family website.Read the full story »
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On the Lag trail with some of the homes of the Griersons of Lag, plus many other interesting places.