Ferniehirst Book

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Best present ever !


Now into a limited second printing

Bob Lawson's Book

The Kerrs of Ferniehirst

1205 -1692

Available Now


A must for all Clan Kerr members

Click on the timeline in the left margin to read some amazing facts about the powerful and often dangerous Kerrs !

This is the history of the Kerrs of Ferniehirst, descendants of the De Kers introduced into Ayrshire from Cherbourg by David I of Scotland. Displaced during the wars of independence the Kers allied themselves with the Black Douglas's supporting Wallace and Bruce, fighting for the freedom of Scotland against their English aggressors.


A tale of knights and courtiers, of war, murder, loyalty and survival played out through 400 years of conflict against a backdrop of the hills and valleys of the borderland between Scotland and England.


Bob Lawson has lived and worked in the Scottish Borders for over 30 years. As the Curator at Ferniehirst Castle and Author of clankerr.co.uk his researches have unearthed a treasure trove of information concerning the Kerrs, Carrs and Kers, some of which you will discover between these pages.


E-mail: curator@clankerr.co.uk (copy and paste if you don't use Outlook or a similar application) for details and make sure of your copy now - price £18 GBP + postage & packing