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February 2, 2013 – 3:17 pm | Comments Off

… four Grierson families all have documented connections to SW Scotland, with a span of 150 – 350 years according to the various records. One representative is located in the USA, two are in England, one is in Australia. None have a direct family legend of descent from the Lag family, although one has a connecting historical claim.

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Lag Tower

August 17, 2012 – 5:30 pm | 6 Comments

Lag Tower, Dunscore,
Dumfries and Galloway
Built by Vedast Grierson, in 1460, Lag Tower has been in ruins for many years. Sir Robert Grierson 1st Bt was the last in the family to actually live at the Tower. Sir Robert eventually leased …

Sir Robert Grierson, First Baronet (1655/6 – 1733)

September 6, 2011 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Turnpike House Dumfries

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.