Laird from Scratby joins forces with clansmen for prestigious visit to Edinburgh

The laird of Scratby, Roy Woods of Keil, at Edinburgh Castle
Supplied by Roy Woods

The laird of Scratby, Roy Woods of Keil, at Edinburgh Castle Supplied by Roy Woods - Credit: Archant

A Scottish laird from Scratby has joined forces with thirty other Scottish clansmen and clanswomen to lay siege to Edinburgh Castle.

Roy Woods of Keil and the other clansmen and women all marched to the castle to mark a momentous occasion in Scotland's history books​.

It was the first time the clans of Scotland had been welcomed into the castle since the Jacobite uprisings in 1745.

Mr Woods, who was joined by his son Darren Woods, Younger of Keil from Stevenage, presented the castle's governor Major General Mike Ridell-Webster with a copy of their Woods Family History.

All of the clans were briefed in the Great Hall by organiser Brigadier David Allfrey about playing in the tattoo on August 9.


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Mr Woods, of Scratby, near Great Yarmouth, parted with more than £10,000 to secure the Keil View Estate in 2007 after falling in love with the area while

holidaying in western Scotland.

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