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We spent two very comfy nights at Doune­side House, in Sir Roderic’s room. So we were de­lighted to read Lady Juliet Ed­mon­stone’s ar­ti­cle on the house and its gar­den [Au­gust 2019]. Her ar­ti­cle com­bines the sad fam­ily his­tory with the in­spir­ing work on the gar­dens, ini­ti­ated by Lady MacRobert. Lack of space may have pre­vented men­tion of Lady MacRobert’s grave in a peaceful spot to the side of the lawn.

She left a mem­o­rable legacy: four hur­ri­cane fighter planes, The MacRobert Trust, funded many lo­cal projects in Tar­land and at Aberdeen and Stir­ling uni­ver­si­ties, CHAS Rachel House in Fife, named af­ter her, the MacRobert En­gi­neer­ing award and nearby Alas­trean House as an as­sisted liv­ing home, to name but a few. A truly re­mark­able lady. Fiona Gar­wood (née MacRobert), Ed­in­burgh

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