The LAG TOWER PRESERVATION TRUST LTDis interested in starting the preservation of the Lag Tower. This Trust was set up 12 years ago. It is a charitable Trust Company, limited by guarantee, and is the ideal vehicle for receiving donations and not being taxed on them. The Directors of this Trust include William Crawford, a retired Judge, Tim Hamilton-Grierson, the current Grierson of Dalgonar, and a retired corporate executive, and Fiona McCulloch, a local solicitor who had served on the National Trust.
AT THIS TIME THE EXISTING LAG TOWER RUINS ARE ON THE POINT OF COLLAPSE, AND REPAIR TO KEEP THE STRUCTURE UPRIGHT, IS URGENTLY NEEDED! Unfortunately, they have been unable to obtain the federal funding they were hoping for and now are looking to the Grierson world family to help them preserve this oldest piece of Grierson history for future generations.
For those few who are not familiar with Lag Tower, it is located in Dumfriesshire Scotland and is the historic seat of the chiefs of Clan Griersonbuilt by Vadast Grierson in late 15th to early 16th century. It was home to the Grierson family through its the last occupant, Sir Robert Grierson, in the latter part of the 17th century!
This project is planned in several stages.The first stage will involve clearing the land & stabilizing the existing structure.At this point, I am trying to see if any of the Grierson/Greer family would be interested in making a donation to make sure that this happens.If we see that there is interest from our worldwide “family” to help accomplish this, we can move forward.
I think this will be a very exciting project and I hope that many of you will respond.Please help us preserve this piece of our Greirson heritage for future generations. When we have demonstrated that there is interest, we will move forward & I will post further updates.
I'm doing research on Isaac and Lizzie Bowman Greer. They resided in Johnson City, TN at the time of there deaths, which are unknown, but I have around about figure of their births. Isaac, somewhere between 1882 and 1884, Lizzie, 1885?. he census shows Isaac being born in NC, but not sure. I do know that he and Lizzie had several children between 1902 - 1925. Isaac is my great grand father and I trying to determine if he is a descendant from Sir James Grierson (Greer) of Lag, Dumfrishire, Scotland or Alexander Greer from Ireland. Since both have descendants that have ended up in TN, and, the census were all done by hand back then, it is a difficult task. I have found several Isaac's but none of them lead to the marriage of Lizzie. Not sure what happened o them, due to the 1890 census mssing. Anyone with info leading to Isaac and Lizzie would be greatly appreciated.