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History
Birkhill lies on the shores of the River Tay estuary in Fife. It is the home of the Earl and Countess of Dundee and their four children. They run the Birkhill Estate and Lord Dundee works in the House of Lords, where he is an elected Peer. He is also Hereditary Royal Banner Bearer for Scotland. His forbear was awarded this office by the Scottish King Alexander II in the 13th Century and his predecessors carried the Scottish Banner for William Wallace at Stirling Bridge and Robert Bruce at Bannockburn. Bruce appointed the Banner Bearer and his successors as custodians of the City of Dundee. In 1780 the family built the present mansion house of Birkhill.
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