The trip to Scotland has re-kindled my interest in the origins of the Rose family. Finding the name of the family castle on the tartans I bought, I looked it up today. Turns out that the tour came incredibly close to where the castle is! So frustrating. But part of it is a bed and breakfast now, so maybe one day I’ll have the chance to stay there.

Also, I found a group doing research on the Rose family and its many origins. I can send away for a lab kit and send it back with a DNA swab to see where we came from. I’ll have to look into this more when I get home.

I just wish I’d known that we came so close to Kilravock! It would have been nice to see the place.