Established in Scotland since at least the twelfth century, the Forsyths have shared in both the nation’s glorious fortunes and its tragic misfortunes.
With the motto of ‘A repairer of ruin’ and crest of a griffin, they were stalwart defenders of the nation’s freedom and independence, and also equally firm in defence of their faith, often at bitter cost to themselves.
In contemporary times and in the world of film, Scots-born Bill Forsyth is the writer and director best known for his 1981 Gregory’s Girl, which won Best Screenplay in the 1981 BAFTA awards, and the 1984 film Comfort and Joy, while he also wrote and directed Local Hero, starring Burt Lancaster.
Recognised as one of the world’s leading thriller writers, Frederick Forsyth is the British novelist whose best-selling books include The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File and The Fourth Protocol.
Presented here is the stirring saga of the Forsyths.