The Sword of Robert The Bruce & Carnegie Ledger at Carnegie Holyrood Reception

The Sword of Robert The Bruce & Carnegie Ledger at Carnegie Holyrood Reception

Visit Dunfermline and it’s not all black and white CIC are delighted to inform you that the sword of King Robert the Bruce & The Carnegie ledger will both be present at our ‘Carnegie Connections’ Reception at The Scottish Parliament this Thursday evening, St Andrews Day, courtesy of Broomhall Estate. Both will be representing the amazing and unique history of Dunfermline, Andrew Carnegie’s birthplace.

“The sword of King Robert the Bruce was given by his son and successor, David II to his first cousin Thomas Bruce of Clackmannan in the 14th century.  It has been passed from father to son ever since and remains the property of the 37th Chief of the Name of Bruce, Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin. It is kept at Broomhall House, near Dunfermline in Fife.

The ledger drawn from Broomhall Estate archives for 1826, shows an entry for Andrew Carnegie’s grandfather who owed the estate £34:10s. Andrew Carnegie senior was thought “too poor to pay” and the debt was written off. His grandson returned to Scotland in 1901 having sold his interest in United States Steel for over $400m. His fortune was equivalent to one per cent of US GDP and would be worth $1, 857 billion today” ~ Lord Charles Bruce

We look forward very much to seeing you at Holyrood this Thursday(November 30th) – please remember to make provision for traffic, especially Queensferry Crossing, in order to get there on time. Event starts at 5.30 – admissions start from 5pm.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING PHOTO ID TO THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT (HOLYROOD) WHEN YOU ATTEND.

THANK YOU