Family Business United visits the Bruce Family at Broomhall House

Taking a tour of Scotland in March, Paul Andrews, CEO of Family Business United visited around 20 well established family firms including Johnstons of Elgin, Apex Hotels, and Little’s Chauffeurs. Completing his journey at Broomhall House, Paul together with Susannah Simpson, Private Business Partner at PwC, was welcomed by Charles Bruce and Sophia Bruce, and given a guided tour of …

Broomhall House, a target destination for top US travel advisors

Despite the arctic weather, a warm welcome was extended to an intrepid party of Destination and Travel Consultants drawn from all over the United States, who visited Broomhall House recently. Arriving at Broomhall on the last leg of their Scottish trip, the party was given a personal tour of the house and its collection by Lord Bruce. In anticipation of …

Discovery of tomb of King Robert the Bruce commemorated in Dunfermline Abbey

Attending the 200th anniversary of the discovery of King Robert the Bruce’s bones in Dunfermline Abbey, Lord Bruce and Benedict Bruce joined the congregations of the Abbey Church and St Leonards Church at a special service on 18th February 2018. The body of King Robert was disturbed by workmen clearing the rubble of the collapsed Abbey tower in 1818. It …

Exhibition of Treasures from Broomhall House

Following Monday’s press announcement, the media wires have been buzzing with excitement over the upcoming Bonhams Scottish Week and our Treasures from Broomhall House and the Bruce Family exhibition. Lord Bruce has been gracing the media channels and front pages for the last couple of days. Among the many objects on display at the exhibition will be the Sword of State of Robert …

State Sword of Robert the Bruce on Public Display at Bonhams Scottish Week in Edinburgh

As part of Bonhams Scottish Week – a seven-day celebration of all things Scottish – the auction house will host an exhibition of Treasures from Broomhall House and the Bruce Family from 22–27 January at 22 Queen Street. It will also be running a free valuations service during this period. Among the many objects on display at the exhibition will …

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 …