History of Dunnottar

Dunnottar House takes its name from the impressive Dunnottar Castle situated on the outskirts of Stonehaven.

William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II, all graced the Castle with their presence. Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels, the ‘Honours of Scotland’, from destruction. Crown, sceptre and sword now take pride of place in Edinburgh Castle.

A darker chapter in the history of Dunnottar is that of the ‘Whig’s Vault’. The gruesome story of the imprisonment in 1685 of a group of Covenanters who refused to acknowledge the King’s supremacy in spiritual matters.

The Castle was the home of the Earls Marischal once one of the most powerful families in the land.  The last Earl was convicted of treason for his part in the Jacobite rising of 1715, and as a result his estates, including Dunnottar, were seized by the government.

The buildings were thereafter much neglected until 1925 when the 1st Viscountess Cowdray embarked on a systematic repair of the Castle.  The Castle was officially made open to visitors thereafter.

Dunnottar Today

PT Guidance (Pupil Support): Mrs Elaine Davidson

Register Teachers  2017-18

House Tutor Group Tutor Group Teacher  Faculty Days Room
Dunnottar 1D1 Julie Adam ASL Mon-Fri B12
Dunnottar 1D2 Angela Waite Health Mon-Fri G16
Dunnottar 2D1 Gerry Lock Humanities Mon-Fri R1
Dunnottar 2D2 Sara Stuart Humanities Mon-Fri R11
Dunnottar 3D1 Christina Andrews Humanities Mon-Fri R12
Dunnottar 3D2 Rebekah Cowie Social Subjects Mon-Fri R13 / R2
Dunnottar 4D1 Jo Smith Social Subjects Mon-Fri R7
Dunnottar 4D2 David Patterson Art, Design and Technology Mon-Fri G12
Dunnottar 5D Laura Craig Social Subjects Mon-Fri R14
Dunnottar 6D Karen McClymont Social Subjects Mon-Fri R8

Pupil Leadership 2017-18