Irvine Castle at Drum is located off A93, 3m west of Peterculter, 8m east of Banchory and 10m west of Aberdeen
(on the road to the Queen's Scottish residence at Balmoral Castle).
The combination of a 13th-century square tower, a fine Jacobean mansion house and the additions of Victorian
lairds make Drum Castle - owned for 653years by the Irvine family [Featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not] -
unique among Scottish castles.
Web Link http://www.nts.org.uk/drum.html
The IRVINE is tartan is based upon the FORBES family tartan and was commissioned by the LLoA in 1898.
David Irvine, present Laird of Drum, still wears a Forbes tartan -- not Irvine. The Irvines of Drum are descended
from William de Irvine, second son of Irvine of Bonshaw and zealous adherents to the King of Scotland, Robert the
Bruce. Without a doubt, Drum Castle & Lands are the finest in Scotland and perhaps, the entire world. Anyone
worthy of the Name, should go there. Bill Irvine
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