Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future

Our Chair – Dorothy Newlands of Lauriston (2024 – present)

Dorothy Newlands of Lauriston

Award-winning writer Dorothy Newlands of Lauriston was voted Britain’s Technology Journalist of the Year and has written – as Dorothy Walker – for most of the national newspapers. She runs a bid-writing practice and has helped winning bidders to secure some of Europe’s largest infrastructure contracts. Her early career was in financial systems in the City of London.

Dorothy became Scottish Castles Association Chair in spring 2024. Born and raised in the north-east of Scotland, she holds a degree in archaeology from UCL (University College London) Institute of Archaeology. She and her husband, journalist and travel writer William Newlands of Lauriston, restored Lauriston Castle, their Aberdeenshire home, in the late Eighties with the help of architect Ian Begg. First on record in 1243, Lauriston was previously held by Dorothy’s family for four centuries until 1695.

Dorothy is Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers, an ancient London Livery Company, and she served as Deacon of the Incorporation of Wrights, heading the Glasgow-based charity. She is a Director and Under Warden of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London.

Added: 26 May 2024 Updated: 26 May 2024
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