Japanese link at Broomhall House

The Bruce Family, Broomhall House and an extraordinary connection to the birth of modern Japan

The Bruce Family was delighted to receive an important visitor from Japan – Dr. Hiroshi Kurushima, Director-General of the National Museum of Japanese History in Tokyo. Dr. Kurushima was visiting Scotland to discuss closer collaboration between Scottish and Japanese national collections. His visit to Broomhall House was arranged by the Consul General of Japan in Edinburgh, Mr. Daisuke Matsunaga. The …

Robert the Bruce, Robert the Bruces' sword at the Scottish goverment

Bruce’s sword leaves Broomhall House for an appearance at the Scottish Parliament

At the invitation of Bruce Crawford MSP, the Bruce Family brought their most important possession to a reception on St Andrew’s Day at the Scottish Parliament in support of Visit Dunfermline. King Robert’s mighty two handed weapon was brought to the Scottish parliament building by his lineal descendants, Lord Bruce together with his son Benedict. They laid out the sword …

whisky tasting in the museum at Broomhall House

Broomhall House entertains international travel advisers with a world-first global fusion whisky

Broomhall House provided a memorable experience for a party of international travel advisers who enjoyed a visit to Scotland in early November. Representing the Virtuoso network, the visitors were accompanied to Broomhall by Richard Cooke, general manager of the Balmoral Hotel. They were shown how a private historic home is managed as a unique visitor experience for a global audience. …

Model United Nations (MUN) St Andrew’s Day Conference, Broomhall House.

Broomhall House hosts a Model United Nations General Assembly for Fife schools on St Andrew’s Day

Although far removed from the UN Plaza in New York, Broomhall House provided a perfect setting on St Andrew’s Day for a Model United Nations (MUN) conference.  Organised with the support of Douglas Chapman MP and Fife Council, the conference was run by Dr. Gari Donn, Scotland Convenor for the United Nations Association in the United Kingdom (UNA-UK).  Adopting the …

Broomhall House hosts fundraising event for King Robert the Bruce

Broomhall House provided the setting for a spectacular fundraising dinner on 3rd November to mark the discovery of the tomb of King Robert the Bruce in Dunfermline Abbey two hundred years ago.  The dinner was organised by Dynamic Dunfermline and sponsored by Lochgelly-based Purvis Group. It is the first of a series of events planned to mark the discovery of …

Broomhall hosts autumn Field Trials for the 2018 Springer Spaniel Championships

Broomhall Estate recently hosted field trials for The Tay Valley Gundog Association in glorious autumn weather.  The Association organised an Open Field trial for its members to qualify for the 2018 Springer Spaniel Championships.  Both Novice (any variety) springer and cocker spaniel stakes, and open English Springer Spaniel qualifying stakes were held. Field trials have been held for many years …

Why heraldry matters: how the Bruce family has left its mark on history

Following the filming of a South Korean documentary on heraldry at Broomhall House, Adam Bruce, Marchmont Herald of Arms explains why it still matters: Long before the invention of moveable print, and widespread literacy, families adopted symbols and colours to identify themselves. In Europe this became known as Heraldry. It is both an art and a science, with rules like …

Clan Bruce, Family of Bruce, 2017 Royal Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle

A Splash of Tartan

The Family of Bruce gather from around the world to take part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The instructions from the organisers of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo were clear. The 2017 theme was to be “A Splash of Tartan” weaving Scotland’s military heritage into the country’s colourful past. Clans and families, lowland and highland, would be invited to …