Ancestral Tours

Personalized guided tours of Fife and Tayside can be tailored to suit your ancestral roots visiting the places associated with your ancestors. Even the most basic of information can provide for an interesting experience. For a more in-depth trip I will combine sites of historical interest and visitor attractions that add depth to your family history. All you need do is provide me with the names, addresses (if available) and occupations of your ancestors. I will arrange suitable transport, collect you from your local accommodation and transport you to the sites associated with your ancestors. Most clients consider a pretty tearoom as a fitting end to their journey of discovery but this is entirely optional. Homecoming Scotland 2014Should you wish I will conduct further research, such as locating burial sites and existing buildings to enhance your visit. Research for previous clients has revealed unknown ancestors and links to turbulent periods of Scottish history.

For those who have links to a clan would you like to include time with a member of the Heraldry Society of Scotland who can tell you about the origins of your name and heraldic heritage? Just let me know and I will arrange this to fit in with your tour itinerary. Rates vary according to the vehicle required, distance to be traveled and hours of research conducted. Please see the Terms, Rates and Refunds for further information and guideline rates.

Harry was determined not to join his father in the manufacture of hessian cloth so chose to work at the Royal Hotel, Dundee before moving to London to train as a bartender and cocktail maker. He was hired to manage The New York Bar in Paris that opened in 1911 returning in 1923 to buy the place and rename it as Harry’s Bar. In Paris’ cultural quarter it attracted customers that included Hemingway, Bogart and Gershwin. Credited as the birthplace of the Bloody Mary and Sidecar cocktails. Peter Fernand Petriot of St. Regis hotel in the 1940s, claims to have made a hangover cure of vodka and tomato juice, the basis of a Bloody Mary, in Harry’s Bar two decades earlier. Harry’s great-grandson is currently sourcing a Scotch whisky to dedicate to his ancestor. About the Author Scotia Heritage offers heritage and ancestral tours of the east coast of Scotland. Walking and driving tours around Dundee focus upon 800 years of history since becoming a royal burgh. Driving tours of Fife and Tayside visit scenic and historic locations whilst the ancestral tours visit attractions and sites tailored to your family history.