Taking their name from an area on the south bank of the Firth of Forth known as ‘Dundas’, the name of a nearby hill, bearers of the Dundas name thrived throughout the centuries.
Descended from a Prince of Northumberland, they acquired wealth, high honours and distinction.
They fought at the side of the freedom fighter William Wallace and the warrior king Robert the Bruce, while in 1332 Sir George Dundas, Chief of Clan Dundas, was among the Scots killed in battle against the English at Dupplin Moor.
Away from the battlefield, many came to dominate Scottish politics and the legal profession.
One branch of the Dundases held high posts in the law courts for five successive generations, including Sir Robert Dundas, who served as Solicitor General for Scotland from 1717 to 1720 and as Lord Advocate from 1720 to 1725.
The inspiring tale of bearers of the Dundas name is presented here.