Friends of Guisachan

Guisachan
Guisachan
The mansion in the Scottish Highlands which was home to Lord Tweedmouth, founder of the Golden Retriever.
Guisachan From Another Angle
Guisachan From Another Angle
A large conservatory was added to the mansion subsequent to Lord Tweedmouth’s purchase of the mansion.
Hunting Scene
Hunting Scene
This famous photo depicts the keepers and stalkers with Golden Retrievers and other dogs used with Guisachan hunting parties.
Guisachan Today…
Guisachan Today…
The ruins of this once great and gracious home bear silent testimony to the glory that was once Guisachan.
Golden Retrievers Enjoying Their Ancestral Home
Golden Retrievers Enjoying Their Ancestral Home
Some 350 people and 222 Goldens made the pilgrimage to Guisachan for the three-day Guisachan Reunion in July, 2013.

WELCOME TO THE FRIENDS OF GUISACHAN

…AND THE WORLD’S FIRST STORE FEATURING AUTHENTIC, HISTORICAL GUISACHAN TWEED HAND-MADE ITEMS. CELEBRATING THE HISTORY OF THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER

 

 

Dedicated to the ancestral home of the Golden Retriever.

Friends of Guisachan is a non-profit organization comprised of people interested in Golden Retriever history. The Friends was created to share information about Guisachan, the ancestral home of the Golden Retriever and to share news of the 2018 world-wide celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the breed. The breed was founded in 1868 by Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, later known as Lord Tweedmouth at the historic Guisachan Estate.

To mark the historic founding of the Golden Retriever breed, the Friends erected a life-size bronze statue of a Golden Retriever, placed alongside the granite memorial to Lord and Lady Tweedmouth. These two tributes can be found in the Scottish Highland village of Tomich, Inverness-shire along the tree-lined road to the Guisachan House ruins. Here is your opportunity to honor every four-legged “Guisachan Descendant” who ever shared your home and your love. 

Through this website, we plan to share all things Guisachan ranging from Golden Retriever history to the latest Guisachan Gatherings and on into the future.