Scotland Returning to the ancient land of the Celts in 2009 for more research and the Gathering of the Clans
This bothy was built from ancient ashlar and rubble stone from the ruins of the keep built by Sir James Douglas at Lintalee; James indicated that the donjon was built of stone but we had not verified that until this visit to the Lintalee motte in 2009 courtesy of Ms. Tweedy Bratt
The close-up photos of the ashlar and rubble stone found in the underbrush at Lintalee motte
In the summer of 2009, Deborah Richmond Foulkes returned to Scotland to participate in the "Gathering of the Clans" as well as investigate some new leads on Past Lives. “Many of our clients searching for information on past lives declare their affinity for the struggles of the Scottish people,” Deborah explained. She believes from the research she did during her previous thirty-four trips to the ancient isle of the Celtic nation, that many people today had a prior lifetime among medieval knights and the ladies who loved them.
“Through years of Spirit Communication, Sir Archibald Douglas provided exact evidence through the details of his battles during the Scottish Wars for National Independence. James Douglas, Archie's older brother did the same as he validated two lifetimes in Scotland, one as the Good Sir James of Douglas and the other as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,” Dr. Foulkes told her class. Deborah determined that a visit to Scotland during the Gathering was important to her as many people drawn there were not only celebrating the struggles of their ancestors but also in some way revisiting the sites of their own prior lifetimes and incarnations.” The Gathering in 2009 and the one to follow in 2014 offer opportunities to explore those ancient times with Spirit once again, with a different perspective than in early research trips.
Many Americans of Scottish descent marched in the parade up the Royal Mile at the Gathering 2009 in memory of their ancestors; others did so with a feeling of having done this before
James Douglas insisted in many conversations that Polmoody was a manor given to him by Robert Brus to honor the location of their meeting in 1306 when the Douglas Squire brought the Scottish king the treasury from Bishop Lamberton
Eric Stane is the farm location where James Douglas pledged his fealty to Robert Brus the future King of Scots in 1306
Annan Castle motte and bailey restored; the site of the 1332 battle where Sir Archibald Douglas won the field and later became Regent of Scotland for his great skills as a knight and warrior learned under the tutelage of his more famous brother, the Good Sir James